The Informant!

In 1992, Mark Whitacre (played here by Matt Damon, beneath 30 pounds of pudge and a toupee) was a golden boy at Archer Daniels…

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Making History

Anne Lamott reports that Flannery O’Connor is the genius who said, “Anyone who survived childhood has enough material to write for the rest of…

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Spy vs. Why

Logic goes out with the intrigue in ho-hum “thriller” Traitor.

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Ripping It Up

A 9B pencil is the softest pencil available: It's almost liquid. If it weren't made of lead it would make great eyeliner. An artist…

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Pages and Pages

The Big Book Sale claims it's “the biggest book sale on the West Coast,” and it's tempting to shout, “hyperbole!” But how many book…

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