More Words Yes, But We’re Not Really Having Conversations

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“We’re talking all the time, in person as well as in texts, in e-mails, over the phone, on Facebook and Twitter. The world is more talkative now, in many ways, than it’s ever been. The problem, Turkle argues, is that all of this talk can come at the expense of conversation. We’re talking at each other rather than with each other.”

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The Myth Of The Great American Novel

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“Hardly anyone talks about the Great American Novel without a tincture of irony these days. But as Lawrence Buell shows in The Dream of the Great American Novel, his comprehensive and illuminating new study, that is nothing new: American writers have always held the phrase at arm’s length, recognizing in it a kind of hubris, if not mere boosterism.”

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Mayor Bloomberg’s Amazing NYC Arts Legacy

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“The most prominent aspect of Mr. Bloomberg’s arts legacy is the $2 billion the city spent to transform the buildings of institutions across the city. But it also includes organizations that have come into being largely through the efforts of the mayor and his staff.”

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Global Fight To Attract Movie Business As California Loses Out

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“Fueled by politicians doling out generous tax breaks, filmmaking talent is migrating to where the money is. The result is an incentives arms race that pits California against governments around the world and allows powerful studios –with hundreds of millions of dollars at their disposal– to cherry-pick the best deals.”

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