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William S. Burroughs, the subject of a new biography, probes methods of subjugation -- drugs, torture, sex, laws, cults, brainwashing and language. Still, there is always “one Mark you cannot beat. The Mark Inside.”William S. Burroughs, the subject of a new biography, probes methods of subjugation—drugs, torture, sex, laws, cults, brainwashing and language.

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Are the humanities -- literature, history, art, religion and philosophy -- useless? Some scientists would have you think so.Author Curtis White considers the handiwork of those who seek to discredit humanistic inquiry to better establish science’s monopoly on truth.

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Kristine Barnett home-schooled her autistic son Jake to "lean into his passions" She managed not only to mainstream him into kindergarten, but also did the same for many other autistic kids in the learning center she ran out of her garage" She managed not only to mainstream him into kindergarten, but also did the same for many other autistic kids .

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People who manufacture nothing and bet on everything control the financial destinies of everyone else -- and they make stupendous amounts of money doing it. Because, as Les Leopold writes in his book, "Making a million an hour means never having to say you're sorry."People who manufacture nothing and bet on everything control the financial destinies of everyone else, Les Leopold writes in his new book.

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We talk with Clive James, translator and cultural critic, about tackling Dante's masterpiece. "Dante," writes James, "was the first to put the scientific attitude into art."

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Twelve years before Jackie Robinson began dismantling baseball's racial barriers, an integrated team of five whites and six blacks played in Bismarck, N.D., and went on to win the national semipro championship.Twelve years before Jackie Robinson began dismantling baseball's racial barriers, an integrated team of five whites and six blacks went on to win the national semipro championship.

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Many of the adults interviewed by author Emily Bazelon "could access, with riveting clarity, a memory of childhood bullying. … These early experiences of cruelty were transformative, no matter which role you played in the memory reel."For many of the formerly bullied adults interviewed by author Emily Bazelon, "early experiences of cruelty were transformative, no matter which role you played in the memory reel."

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