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Art for Travellers Greece

by Rob Mitchell

Over a century ago the Parthenon lost its marbles to Britain’s Lord Elgin. Today, as the fumes of modern Athens work to complete the destruction, the ancient ruins remain the essential starting point for an art lover’s tour of... Read More

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The End of the Hamptons

by Rob Mitchell

Efforts by the Shinnecock Indians to build a casino in Hampton Bays have provoked cries that it will mean the “end of the Hamptons.” This is not the first time people have lamented that life as they know it on the East End of Long... Read More

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News Incorporated

by Rob Mitchell

The American public knew more about Wynona Ryder’s shoplifting trial than it did about the history of U.S. involvement in Iraq. Peter Phillips, director of Project Censored, faults corporate media. He observes that with only a handful... Read More

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Adams vs. Jefferson

by Rob Mitchell

Something unprecedented happened in 1800. The leader of a nation was booted out of office—peacefully. Without bloodshed, power in the United States of America was transferred from the defeated incumbent, John Adams, to the sitting vice... Read More

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The Atomic Chef

by Rob Mitchell

Two women are undergoing in vitro fertilization. The embryologist whose job it is to sort and prepare the embryos for implantation mixes them up. Nine months later one of the women gives birth to the other woman’s baby. Is it human... Read More

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Future Hype

by Rob Mitchell

According to the author, the Internet isn’t that big a deal. A former project manager at Microsoft, Seidensticker says the popular perception that modern technology is profoundly changing our lives is exaggerated and out of step with... Read More

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Under a Flaming Sky

by Rob Mitchell

This book could have been called Trapped on a Scorching Train. It’s a churning, burning cauldron of horror—the true story of a Minnesota lumber town destroyed by wildfire in the late summer of 1894. The lasting image is of a packed... Read More

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Osama's Revenge

by Rob Mitchell

In a state of suspended unease, America awaits the next terrorist attack. Lest people have begun to relax in the nearly three years that have elapsed since 9/11, the author points out that one of Osama Bin Laden’s defining... Read More

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