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10:36am

Fri March 13, 2015
Music Interviews

Drummer Hal Blaine Talks About Making Music Over The Years

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10:36am

Fri March 13, 2015
Music Interviews

They're Not Only '60s Songwriting Superstars, But They're Also Married

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12:39pm

Thu March 12, 2015
Author Interviews

Inspired By Monks, A Writer Embraces His Life Of Solitude

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12:36pm

Thu March 12, 2015
Book Reviews

How We Deal With Loss In Different Ways In Two Beautifully Written Memoirs

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 4:16 pm

Loss is the rough tie that binds two memoirs that, otherwise, are as different as day and night. What Comes Next and How to Like It is a sequel of sorts to Abigail Thomas' best-selling 2006 memoir, A Three Dog Life, which chronicled the one-two punch death of her husband — by her account, a sweetheart of a guy who took their dog out for a walk one afternoon in New York and was hit by a car. He suffered brain injuries and lingered for five years. Even after that catastrophe, more losses now loom for Thomas.

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12:36pm

Thu March 12, 2015
Digital Life

Don't You Dare Use 'Comprised Of' On Wikipedia: One Editor Will Take It Out

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 12:39 pm

Bryan Henderson, who goes by Giraffedata, has written a 6,000-word essay on his Wikipedia user page explaining why he thinks "comprised of" is an egregious error.
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I think of English usage as one of those subjects like cocktails or the British royal family. A lot of people take a passing interest in it but you never know who's going to turn out to be a true believer — the kind of person who complains about the grammar errors on restaurant menus. "Waiter, there's a split infinitive in my soup!"

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