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William Shakespeare

Aug 19, 2014 — Also: King Richard III's "privileged" diet; novelist Karen Russell on the fantastical.
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May 29, 2014 — Shakespeare described the 15th century British king as "deformed, unfinish'd," and a hunchback. A 3-D model of his spine reveals that Richard had developed severe curvature of the spine as a teen.
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Mar 30, 2014 — A bracket pitting Shakespeare's plays against each other led stage actor Paul O'Brien of Charleston, S.C., to break down the matchups.
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Oct 23, 2013 — Also: Shakespeare manuscripts going digital; authors protest standardized testing; and "The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Young-Adult Fiction Authors."
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Apr 17, 2013 — Also: Shakespeare's favorite month; Edith Wharton's birthplace is now a Starbucks; book cover designers on jacket art.
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Apr 1, 2013 — Also: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie disses V. S. Naipaul; a new biography of Derrida; and the best books coming out this week.
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Aug 6, 2012 — Would you rather be a great scientist or a great artist? What knowledge do you thirst for most? Is it the grounded examinations of facts and reality that science offers, or the wild, unpredictable adventures of the human soul?
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