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A military action that was sold to Americans as short and inexpensive may come to cost us $3.7 trillion; Sen. Rob Portman has come out in support of same-sex marriage thanks to his gay son, but doesn't seem interested in women's rights despite having a daughter; meanwhile, the hacker who brought you the Bush family's emails has exposed communications between a White House adviser and the Clintons. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Maureen N McLane’s deeply personal and eccentric "My Poets" is a meditation on the works that have "most marked" her by Chaucer, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, Emily Dickinson, Shelley and Louise Gluck McLane’s deeply personal and eccentric "My Poets" is a meditation on the works that have "most marked" her by Chaucer, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams and Emily Dickinson .

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Gil (Owen Wilson) is lolling on some steps in Paris, contemplating his moderately unhappy fate when an antique automobile pulls up and no less than F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda invite him to join them. In, as it happens, the 1920s, in the City of Light.I like the way Woody Allen induces us to suspend our disbelief in his fantasy. Over the years he has become—again, this is not something people seem to notice—a master filmmaker.

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