He’s traveling solo to find famous film and TV locations

from BDCWire: Ten years ago, James Gelet and three of his friends were working on a documentary about Jaws in Martha’s Vineyard. Each time the group went to a location where a scene of the original movie had been filmed—snap!—they took a photo of themselves in that spot. During filming for the documentary, called The Shark … Continued

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What If Trump Wins?

from Politico: Every political analyst, every political observer, every politician is absolutely sure that Donald Trump is not going to be the Republican nominee for president in 2016. And we’re all absolutely sure that Donald Trump is not going to be sworn in as president on January 20, 2017. Could we all be wrong? So … Continued

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This Year, Don’t Change. Same Beach, Same Sea.

from The New York Times: Same beach, same sea, same pool, same buffet breakfast, same chicken and French fries on the children’s menu. Same sweatshirts, different sizes. It has taken on a life of its own, this family ritual of ours. When we first came here we never imagined that we would, over the years, … Continued

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The Family with Twenty-Two Kids

from The New Yorker: Twenty-two children didn’t seem as strange to Hector as it did to most people, because he came from sixteen. His mother, Delvina, was born on a farm in Quebec, and went to school through the eighth grade; his father, Philorum, left school in Montreal at nine to earn money chopping wood. … Continued

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Hey Millennials: It’s Cool To Live With Your Parents

from The Federalist: More millennials are living with their parents, despite job market improvements. Economists and researchers can’t figure out why, but millennials know that living with your parents doesn’t have the same stigma it once did. In fact, it’s considered pretty cool if your parents love you enough to let you stick around well … Continued

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Euphoria Is the Word

from Slate: Jamestown is a strange place to be an archaeologist. It’s a popular tourist attraction, so vacationers stroll the grounds while researchers work. Any newfound relic, building site, or body has to be kept quiet by everyone who knows about it until researchers complete their work, and in this case, 2,000 people were in … Continued

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Why College Kids Are Avoiding The Study Of Literature

from Commentary: Go to just about any English department at any university, gather round the coffee pot, and listen to what one of my colleagues calls the Great Kvetch. It is perfectly summarized by the opening sentence of the philosopher Martha Nussbaum’s recent book: “We are in the midst of a crisis of massive proportions … Continued

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