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Some Other Person Elsewhere

Las Vegas is a miserable nasty place in the middle of the desert but this started in 2003: Las Vegas’ “What Happens Here, Stays Here” slogan is one of the more famous taglines in modern tourism marketing and one of … Continue reading

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Trump in the City of Books

It’s a good place: Strongly influenced by European culture, Buenos Aires is sometimes referred to as the “Paris of South America”. The city has the busiest live theater industry in Latin America, with scores of theaters and productions. In fact, … Continue reading

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Not Much but Everything

It wasn’t much. The date was Sunday, June 18, 1972, the byline was Alfred E. Lewis, Washington Post Staff Writer, and the story was this: Five men, one of whom said he is a former employee of the Central Intelligence … Continue reading

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Trump’s Lost Weekend

Things go right when everything goes wrong. That’s what happened in 1945 with Billy Wilder’s The Lost Weekend – Ray Milland as the alcoholic writer who loses everything, and Jane Wyman, Ronald Reagan’s first wife, as the good woman who … Continue reading

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Finding the Poetry

“It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.” That’s what William Carlos Williams said, the famous poet and doctor, from New Jersey of all places. He … Continue reading

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Not All Right Now

There’s alternative news. Just before “Monday with Putin in Helsinki” there was an alternative to all that: Over an extraordinary weekend in London, two groups of emissaries from America brought drastically distinct ways of relating to international constituencies, approaches that … Continue reading

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Driven to Distraction

The week ended with distractions: President Donald Trump said on Friday that National Football League (NFL) players who do not stand for the national anthem should be suspended for the season without pay. The comments come a day after the … Continue reading

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