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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Virginia Woolf

Jul 14, 2014 — Also: Joshua Rothman on Virginia Woolf; the winners of the Shirley Jackson Awards.
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Oct 3, 2013 — Also: Dave Eggers responds to allegations that he lifted another writer's work; Jim Crace on the new rules for the Man Booker prize; the problem of depicting female beauty in novels.
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Sep 26, 2013 — Also: George Saunders on his worst story idea; a Canadian professor says he's "not interested in teaching books by women."
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Jun 18, 2013 — The anonymous book sculptor of Edinburgh strikes again; the childhood drawings of E.E. Cummings; Jonathan Franzen on literary sexism.
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May 10, 2013 — Also: rare footage of William Faulkner; drag and Virginia Woolf; and the art of translation.
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Feb 8, 2013 — Also: Geico's spokeslizard writes an advice book; Amazon patents the sale of used e-books; and a Stephen Colbert interview gets interesting.
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