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Why Government Should Support The Arts Arts

Why Government Should Support The Arts

By Nick Paleologos

Artists are the most vulnerable and arguably the most essential members of any society. As cultural truth-tellers, they remind us of our common humanity.

Bad Reviews Are Good — And Here's Why Books

Bad Reviews Are Good — And Here's Why

By John Winters

A debate now raging in literary circles centers on the pros and cons of giving negative reviews — as if there is suddenly a moral dimension to pointing out plot holes and bad writing.

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The Buddha Wears Prada: A Protest Against MFA Ads Boston

The Buddha Wears Prada: A Protest Against MFA Ads

By Lynda Morgenroth

I’ve been trying to get used to the flashy, splashy ads of luxury goods in the MFA members’ magazine. It’s not working. I cannot believe that what the museum rakes in from these ads justifies the discord.

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Why Books Make The Best Gifts Books

Why Books Make The Best Gifts

By Margot Livesey

While I wander the aisles of my local bookshops, I am pondering more intimate aspects of my friends than their shirt sizes or culinary tastes.

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Fifty Shades Of Whatever Books

Fifty Shades Of Whatever

By Tom Perrotta

E.L. James’ runaway bestseller fails as a novel and as porn. But Tom Perrotta says in a funny way, this dual failure is probably also one of the secrets of the book’s outlandish success.

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