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A high-tech harvest the pilgrims would envy

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Agriculture | City dwellers may no longer make the connection, but Thanksgiving Day has long been associated with harvest time. School children do if they hear the story of…

Notable Books

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Books | Three best-selling novels and a book about storytelling

Web Reads: What does Thanksgiving taste like in your state?

Web Reads: What does Thanksgiving taste like in your state?

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Newsworthy | Beyond the turkey. For those cooking or eating on Thanksgiving Day, The New York Times offers a recipe from each state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico that…

Web Reads: Gentrifying America’s poorest city

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Newsworthy | Gentrification. Camden is a poor city that has been on the receiving end of the kind of attention that Detroit used to get. Here’s an interesting article…

Web Reads: Shoes that make a pointe

Web Reads: Shoes that make a pointe

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Newsworthy | Shoe shopping. In a series of short videos, the Royal Ballet shows how important and individual are a dancer’s pointe shoes. One video shows how cobblers…

Web Reads: Why do we give our cast-offs to the poor?

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Newsworthy | Selfish giving. In the relief and development world, the acronym SWEDOW (Stuff We Don’t Want) has come to stand for the practice of giving our cast-off…

Web Reads: Missing the mark on Ebola

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Newsworthy | So predictable. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Tom Frieden has not inspired confidence that he knows how to fight an infectious disease like…

Web Reads: What happens when pigs really do fly?

Web Reads: What happens when pigs really do fly?

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Newsworthy | Inappropriate pets. Writer Patricia Marx kept seeing pets in restaurants and other inappropriate places. A little research led her to the concept of emotional…

Web Reads: Mothball grandmas, Hollywood incomes, and boxing kangaroos

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Newsworthy | Mothballs. Theodore Dalrymple’s humorous essay about a grandmother who smelled of mothballs will make you smile and think about why you remember the things…

Billionaire-bashing in Michigan

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Politics | The battle to fill Carl Levin’s U.S. Senate seat looks a lot like previous Michigan campaigns

Notable Books

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Books | Four books about seeing

Web Reads: The heartbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone

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Newsworthy | Ebola heartbreak. A Norwegian psychologist working with Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) in Sierra Leone, writes this moving story about…

 
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