The Genius of Blues
1.The blues, a form of music that seems as ancient as the emotions it conveys, is actually less than a hundred years old. Sometime in the mists of the late 1890s, somewhere in the South,…
Author: Luc Sante
Published: Aug. 11, 1994
Length: 30 minutes (7683 words)
The Bob Marley Story
Bob Marley at his house in Kingston, Jamaica, March 1976; photographs by David Burnett from his book Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley 1.Bob
Published: April 9, 2009
Length: 17 minutes (4384 words)
Storm Over Syria
The Other Side of the Mirror: An American Travels Through Syria by Brooke Allen
Published: June 9, 2011
Length: 7 minutes (1890 words)
The Teachings of Speaker Gingrich
Among the personalities and books and events that have “influenced” or “changed” or “left an indelible impression on” the thinking of the Hon. Newton Leroy Gingrich (R-Ga.), the current Speaker of the House of Representatives and the author of 1945 and To Renew America, are, by his own accounts, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Roosevelt, Isaac Asimov, Alexis de Tocqueville, Tom Clancy, Allen Drury’s Advise and Consent, Robert Walpole, William Gladstone, Gordon Wood, Peter Drucker, Arnold Toynbee’s A Study of History, Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich...
Author: Joan Didion
Published: Aug. 10, 1995
Length: 22 minutes (5584 words)
A Letter from Dr. Kevorkian
To the Editors: It occurred to me that you might be interested in publishing the enclosed excerpts from the letter from Dr. Jack Kevorkian to Chief Justice William Rehnquist. (Im informed he sent…
Author: Mike Wallace
Published: July 5, 2001
Length: 6 minutes (1746 words)
A Prince of the Road
A Time to Keep Silence by Patrick Leigh Fermor, with an introduction by Karen Armstrong
Published: Jan. 17, 2008
Length: 8 minutes (2131 words)
Religious Belief and Public Morality
This is the text of the speech by Governor Cuomo to the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, September 13, 1984. Although some excerpts were published in the press, they…
Published: Oct. 25, 1984
Length: 24 minutes (6225 words)
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Inside the Leviathan
Wal-Mart: Template for 21st Century Capitalism? edited by Nelson Lichtenstein …
Author: Simon Head
Published: Dec. 16, 2004
Length: 18 minutes (4709 words)
Recalculating
Detail from The Seventh Thousanth and Eighth Hundredth and Sixty Third Performance at the Diving Board L.G.H., 1911, an album of sna
Published: July 14, 2011
Length: 7 minutes (1849 words)
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