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Paul Ryan waves as he takes the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 29. Ryan has been celebrated as a deficit hawk with bold vision, but some critics have called his record on deficit-reduction "dismal." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Critics Say Ryan's Record Belies Tough Deficit Talk

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Michael Chabon's books include The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Yiddish Policemen's Union and Manhood for Amateurs. He lives in Berkeley, Calif., with his wife, novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children. Jennifer Chaney hide caption

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Michael Chabon Journeys Back To 'Telegraph Avenue'

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The Pet Shop Boys' new album is called Elysium. Ann Suma/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pet Shop Boys Leave 'West End' To Explore 'Elysium'

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