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Author Interviews

Why Does Cynthia Ozick Write? 'I Simply Must,' She Says

The versatile author says that, like queens, writers are born into their profession. In her new book, Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays, she examines current and past literature.

Umbra Loscil
Colomb Nicolas Jaar
29 Palms

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Citizens United Muddles What Is Legal In Trump's Foreign Money Case

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Images The Album Leaf
Play With Me The Album Leaf

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Summer Isn't Always A Vacation For Families Who Can't Afford It

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Yo No Soy Turku
Loco's Lament Tommy Guerrero
Crazy
Walkin' After Midnight
Kneel Down Neil Cowley Trio
Brenda

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Why Does Cynthia Ozick Write? 'I Simply Must,' She Says

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Orchard House (Main Title) London Symphony Orchestra
Learning to Forget London Symphony Orchestra

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