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Spanking the sushi.(Schedule)(Japanese adult-entertainment channel)(Brief Article)

Spanking the sushi.(Schedule)(Japanese adult-entertainment channel)(Brief Article) From an August 2003 program guide for the Japanese adult-entertainment channel Paradise TV, which claims to have more than 100,000 subscribers. The list was obtained and translated from the Japanese by Ryann Connell, a staff writer for the Mainichi Daily News. 7:10 A.M.: The Ultra-Excitement–Lost Virginity Night: Search for […]

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THE OLD MAN AND THE MANUSCRIPT.(publication of Ernest Hemingway work, ‘True at First Light’)

THE OLD MAN AND THE MANUSCRIPT.(publication of Ernest Hemingway work, ‘True at First Light’) Jenks, Tom Hemingway, in his last book, writes his own sad epitaph In his lifetime, Ernest Hemingway published more than a dozen books, averaging one every couple of years from 1925 to 1952, a productive quarter century for a writer who […]

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A final exit for Japan’s generation X. (excerpt from ‘The Complete Manual of Suicide’)

A final exit for Japan’s generation X. (excerpt from ‘The Complete Manual of Suicide’) Tsurumi, Wataru I wrote this book for a simple reason: too many people have been brainwashed into believing that suicide is wrong. In elementary school, teachers make their students write essays on “the importance of life” and say that people who […]

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inside a Colombian cartel’s money-laundering machine.

Doing the wash: inside a Colombian cartel’s money-laundering machine. Schapiro, Mark This chart was confiscated from the computer of Franklin Jurado, a Harvard-educated Colombian economist who confessed last spring to having laundered $36 million in profits from U.S. cocaine sales for Jose Santacruz-Londono, one of the top figures in the Cali cartel. The chart comes […]

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The Things They Carried.(Review)

The Things They Carried.(Review) Passaro, Vince The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien. Houghton Mifflin, 1990. Paperback: Viking Penguin, 1991. 288 pages. $11.95. The American short story–an expression we can use with some degree of domestic pride, as when referring to jazz or liberty–has entered a strange phase in its history. To examine the record […]

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Multiple-choice human rights. (excerpt from test given at U.S. Army School of the Americas)

Multiple-choice human rights. (excerpt from test given at U.S. Army School of the Americas) 1. A member of your squad informs you that the enemy is using a building as a military hospital. The hospital is not marked with a red cross. You should: a. Attack the building because it isn’t marked with a protective […]

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Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder)(Book review)

The usual suspect: Edgar Allan Poe, consulting detective.(The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder)(Book review) Krystal, Arthur Discussed in this essay: The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder, by Daniel Stashower. Dutton. 326 pages. $25.95. It is possible, if one is […]

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Work and Play at Disney World’)

Disney’s head trips. (working conditions at Disney World)(excerpt from book ‘Inside the Mouse: Work and Play at Disney World’) Keunz, Jane From “Working at the Rat,” a chapter by Jane Kuenz in Inside the Mouse: Work and Play at Disney World, published by Duke University Press. Kuenz teaches English at the University of Southern Maine. […]

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touring Mexico in a death-race revival.(MEMOIR)(Carrera Panamericana)(Travel narrative)

Highway run: touring Mexico in a death-race revival.(MEMOIR)(Carrera Panamericana)(Travel narrative) Silverstein, Jake We begin in Puerto Montt, by snowcaps on the Gulf of Ancud, and run upcountry through Santiago and Antofagasta on Chile Highway 5 until we cross the border into Tacna, Peru, and thence up the coastline on Highway 1. We pass Lima, Trujillo, […]

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Don’t worry, be happy. (Letters).(Letter to the Editor)

Don’t worry, be happy. (Letters).(Letter to the Editor) As a planetary scientist I enjoyed reading Tom Bissell’s report “A Comet’s Tale” [February], with its profiles of Steve Ostro and Don Yeomans. I discovered, however, a few factual lapses, minor points, really, but the kind of errors that always annoy specialists: Coesite and stishovite were discovered […]