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Books

Navigating The Science (And Sociology) Of 'Traffic'

Traffic congestion is the bane of any commuter's morning ride to work. Tom Vanderbilt, the author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do, talks about the behavior that leads to gridlock — and other vehicular annoyances.

Navigating The Science (And Sociology) Of 'Traffic'
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Election 2008: Issues

Jason Furman, Shaping Obama's Economic Agenda

Jason Furman has been given the task of formulating Barack Obama's economic policy. He's the presidential hopeful's top economic adviser, and he will talk about where Obama stands on the most pressing economic issues.

Jason Furman, Shaping Obama's Economic Agenda
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Tuesday

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Poetry

Soldier-Poet Brian Turner, Framing War In Verse

For soldier Brian Turner, words have the impact of bullets. His poems provide a first- person account of war; The New York Times praised their "attention to both the terrors and the beauty he found among Iraq's ruins."

Soldier-Poet Brian Turner, Framing War In Verse
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Movies

Nolan, Bale: 'Batman' Franchise's New Dynamic Duo

The Dark Knight is the most successful film of the summer. Director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale can take much of the credit: They've revived a flagging franchise, offering a fresher, darker look at a legend.

Nolan, Bale: 'Batman' Franchise's New Dynamic Duo
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