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Jul 27, 2014 — Commentator Alva No takes in the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney and says it's an impressive display of this hyper-successful, visionary artist's work. But that's not all he says.
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Jan 6, 2014 — Also: Martin Amis on his stepmother, the novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard; journalist and author Simon Hoggart has died; the best books coming out this week.
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Jul 5, 2012 — That could mean the nation's jobless rate ticked down in June. The unemployment figure is due for release on Friday.
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Feb 1, 2012 — That's not a slam at digital music, the rock 'n' roll legend says. It's a recognition that current formats don't match vinyl's sound. He and Jobs were talking about a new player to give music lovers back the sound they used to get.
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Dec 6, 2011 — That's a surprising achievement considering the authorized biography was released 45 days ago.
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Nov 16, 2011 — When he died on Oct. 5, Steve Jobs was eulogized as the tech visionary who put elegantly designed gadgets into the lives of people who often hadn't realized the devices were essential — until Jobs, and Apple, created them. A recently recovered 1995 interview offers another chance to hear from the late CEO.
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Oct 31, 2011 — Jobs's sister, the novelist Mona Simpson, reveals the late tech giant's final words "were monosyllables, repeated three times."
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Oct 21, 2011 — With a book about Steve Jobs' life set to hit real and virtual shelves soon, his official biographer, Walter Isaacson, is appearing on 60 Minutes. The book reveals that Jobs waited months before having surgery on a tumor — and unknowingly met his biological father.
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Oct 14, 2011 — Some folks have declared this to be "Steve Jobs Day," and are encouraging others to "Sport your black turtleneck, jeans, tennis shoes, and glasses and snap a pic!"
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Oct 6, 2011 — Even now, there is more we don't know about Steve Jobs' health struggle than we know. From a rare type of cancer to a liver transplant performed under great secrecy, details about the Apple CEO's illnesses and treatments remained hidden.
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