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Andrew Preston takes Charles Taylor Non-Fiction Prize

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The U.K.'s "Funding for Lending" program seemed such a clever ruse when it was set up in 2012. The Bank of England needed to find a face-saving way to climb down, having spent two years resisting any suggestion it should intervene to reduce the high
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David Foster Wallace Unpacks Pop Fiction

His syllabus for the Fall 1994 intro class “English 102-Literary Analysis: Prose Fiction” eschews the books we're all used to from college English lit classes (Zora Neale Hurston, Gabriel Garcia Marquez) in favor of an eclectic mix of mass-market
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Behind 'Argo,' The Most Outlandish Science Fiction Theme Park That Never Was

With assistance from sci-fi visionaries Ray Bradbury, Paolo Solari, and artist Jack Kirby, Geller was using the script to help fund a science-fiction theme park named, appropriately enough, Science Fiction Land. Science Fiction Land would have been a
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Anders Celsius, inventor of the temperature scale, was also a science fiction writer The name Anders Celsius will be familiar to readers from his invention of the universally-used temperature scale. But Celsius (1701-1744) was much more than that: he
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Andrew Preston takes Charles Taylor Non-Fiction Prize

Expatriate Canadian Andrew Preston was named winner Tuesday of the prestigious Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy. The $25,000 prize was awarded to the
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