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Grieving Father Struggles to Pay Dead Son’s Student Loans

A few months after he buried his son, Francisco Reynoso began getting notices in the mail. Then the debt collectors came calling.

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Foxconn Workers Threaten Suicide

Workers at a Chinese factory owned by the electronics manufacturer Foxconn threatened to leap from the roof of a building in Wuhan in a protest over wages and working conditions, echoing the tragedy of laborers who jumped to their deaths for similar reasons two years earlier at other company plants.

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Grieving for the Dear Leader

Since North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il’s death last weekend, images of his countrymen grieving en masse have passed through the country’s ironclad borders to the outside world, provoking a range of reactions—incredulity and puzzlement among them. So what’s the story behind the weeping and gnashing of teeth?

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Phuck Is Not a Four-Letter Word

His name was Sam, no last name, and he wore no pants. He was lying on my little brother’s bed in a filthy orange T-shirt staring up at the ceiling, knees slightly bent, with blue eyes and curly blond hair and small pink lips that were frozen in a strange suckling of the air.

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New York Theater Review:  ‘The Year of Magical Thinking’

In her first Truthdig theater review, actor and writer Eunice Wong takes in director David Hare’s stage production of “The Year of Magical Thinking,” Joan Didion’s haunting memoir about the sudden death of her husband (she would also later lose her daughter) and the heartbreaking mind tricks she used to try to conjure him back.

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New York Theater Review:  ‘The Year of Magical Thinking’

In her first Truthdig theater review, actor and writer Eunice Wong takes in director David Hare’s stage production of “The Year of Magical Thinking,” Joan Didion’s haunting memoir about the sudden death of her husband (she would also later lose her daughter) and the heartbreaking mind tricks she used to try to conjure him back.

Posted on May 29, 2007 READ MORE


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