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A Desert Storm vet returns to Iraq 20 years later, this time on a mission of hope.
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Many observers argue that Egypt is back to square one and fated to remain there. Jack Shenker disagrees.
Before he became a master of style, the young writer proved himself a genius of observation.
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Images from noted photographers celebrate the art of cycling.
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What began as a warm friendship between Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson eventually flamed into a feud.
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