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"I became a poet in Pittsburgh," says, poet and University of Pittsburgh pro...
On Wednesday, poet Terrance Hayes was named one of 21 MacArthur Fellows. Hayes, a professor of writing at the University of Pittsburgh, was recognized for "reflecting on race, gender, and family in...
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The Beatles' "Hey Jude" concludes with one of pop music's most epic fade-out...
Like the proverbial old soldier, some songs never die — they just fade away. Think of "Hey Jude," in which The Beatles hammer the closing refrain for more than three minutes before drifting into...
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Should we drink diet soda or not? The latest study doesn't really clear thin...
The debate over whether diet sodas are good, bad or just OK for us never seems to end.Some research suggests zero-calorie drinks can help people cut calories and fend off weight gain.But in recent...
He had cared for Ebola patients. He himself caught the virus. Only then, said Dr. Kent Brantly, did he fully grasp the awful nature of this disease."When I became ill, I started to experience what my...
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When I picked up Martin Amis' new novel, The Zone of Interest, it felt as though I had touched a third rail, so powerful and electric is the experience of reading it. After years of playing the snide...