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Shadow Dancing

Infinity is a disco in Lower Manhattan. It is 3 a.m. on Friday, the dead of night, but the evening is not yet half over and there are still two…

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Song and Dance

By Witold Szablowski, from Dancing Bears, a book of reportage that will be published next month by Penguin Books. Szab?owski is a journalist. Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

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The Weekly Package

How Cubans deliver culture without internet

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On Not Being Well Read

I loved reading before I could read. I have a distinct memory — yes, our memories are subject to lapses and improvisations, but this one has been around so long I…

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Tenure Road

Titles of articles included in the first issue of BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies, published this August.

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Family Ties

From character descriptions for the Afghan television show The Ministry, written by the show’s producers, Kaboora Productions. The show, which aired on Afghanistan’s Tolo TV in August, is shot in…

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Literary entrails

The boys in the alley, the disappearing readers, and the novel's ghostly twin

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My Crowd

Or, phase 5: A report from the inventor of the flash mob

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