The New Republic

Apr 23

Multilinguals Have Multiple Personalities -

Charlotte Brontë Discovered the Plain Heroine
"Let us not forget, however often people may bore us by repeat­ing it, that she was a great innovator. She discovered the plain heroine. She discovered the frank heroine who some­times told her love."

Charlotte Brontë Discovered the Plain Heroine

"Let us not forget, however often people may bore us by repeat­ing it, that she was a great innovator. She discovered the plain heroine. She discovered the frank heroine who some­times told her love."

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Apr 18

Obama or Bush? The numbers don’t lie. 

Obama or Bush? The numbers don’t lie. 

If Gabriel García Márquez had written nothing but One Hundred Years of Solitude, he would still be the most important Spanish-language writer ever.

If Gabriel García Márquez had written nothing but One Hundred Years of Solitude, he would still be the most important Spanish-language writer ever.

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Apr 17

Sadly, literary giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. 

Sadly, literary giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. 

Relax, Ukraine is Not Ordering Its Jews to Register -

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Apr 16

“The pre-trial process limps along glacially. Over the past two years, the court has convened ten times for approximately 35 days—or 3.7 days every ten weeks, on average. The February session was cancelled, so it’s been four months since the last three-day session.” —

The Tragicomedy of the 9/11 Trial: A report from Guantanamo Bay