Friday

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Remembrances

Ted Solotaroff, Literary Talent And Publishing Power

Theodore Solotaroff, founder of The New American Review, died Aug. 8 of complications from pneumonia. He was 79. An influential man in the publishing world, Solotaroff helped writers like Philip Roth achieve recognition.

Ted Solotaroff, Literary Talent And Publishing Power
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World

James Traub On The Russia-Georgia Conflict

Russia and Georgia have signed a cease-fire, but the conflict continues. Journalist James Traub, author of The Freedom Agenda: Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not the Way George Bush Did), discusses the latest developments.

James Traub On The Russia-Georgia Conflict
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Books

Journalist David Carr Fact-Checks His Own Story

Hostile womanizer, crack addict, New York Times journalist — David Carr has been all of those, sometimes simultaneously. For his memoir The Night of the Gun, Carr put on his investigative-reporter hat — to reconstruct his various sordid lives.

Journalist David Carr Fact-Checks His Own Story
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The Impact of War

John Geddes: In Defense Of The Soldier Of Fortune

There are 100,000 private military contractors in Iraq. Mercenary John Geddes explains why he thinks this is a good thing. His new book Highway to Hell is an account of his experiences in Iraq as a soldier for hire.

John Geddes: In Defense Of The Soldier Of Fortune
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Movies

Summer Knight: Is Kingsley This Year's Rogen?

Veteran actor rules the screen this summer, appearing in five features between June and August. Among his roles: a mystic in The Love Guru, a corrupt C.I.A. mastermind in War, Inc., and a stoned shrink in The Wackness.

Summer Knight: Is Kingsley This Year's Rogen?
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Books

Hard Copy: Reporter Pens Killer Newsroom Novel

As a journalist, John Darnton spent 40 years at The New York Times. As a novelist, he writes colorful mysteries. His newest murder yarn, set in a big-city newsroom that seems awfully familiar: Black and White and Dead All Over.

Hard Copy: Reporter Pens Killer Newsroom Novel
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