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12:50 pm
Sun February 5, 2012

Two Deaths: A Poet And A Beetle

Janek Skarzynski AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun February 5, 2012 4:58 am

She'd wake up like we do, look out the window just like us, rummage through her days, but somehow what caught her attention — a grasshopper's hop, an infant's fingernails, plankton, a snowflake — when Wislawa Szymborska noticed something, she noticed it so well, her gaze reshaped the thing she saw, gave it a dignity, a vividness.

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Books
12:50 pm
Sun February 5, 2012

A Tale Of Two Centuries: Charles Dickens Turns 200

English novelist Charles Dickens was born on Feb. 7, 1812. He was the second of eight children, and had little formal education.
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Originally published on Sun February 5, 2012 4:04 am

Charles Dickens — one of the most beloved storytellers in the English language — was born 200 years ago Tuesday. He was a comic genius and a social reformer whose novels made him famous in his own time, and continue as classics in ours.

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Music Interviews
12:50 pm
Sun February 5, 2012

The Romantic (And Still Relevant) Sound Of Bolero

The now-defunct Puerto Rican and Dominican American group Aventura.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun February 5, 2012 4:04 am

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Around the Nation
12:48 pm
Sun February 5, 2012

'Driving America': A Cultural Road Trip Through Time

This 1957 DeSoto Fireflite is on display at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich.
Courtesy of The Henry Ford Museum

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:03 am

The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., is to automobiles what the National Gallery is to art.

The museum has just opened a new exhibit called "Driving America" that looks at the automobile from the point of view of the driver. Curators say they hope the new exhibit will encourage visitors to consider — and maybe reconsider — their own cars and driving habits.

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Election 2012
12:46 pm
Sun February 5, 2012

Another Win: Romney Adds Nevada To His Victories

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to supporters in Las Vegas Saturday.
Gerald Herbert AP

Originally published on Sat February 4, 2012 5:45 pm

All caucus sites have now closed in Nevada, and based on actual vote returns NPR says Mitt Romney is the winner, followed by Newt Gingrich in second place followed by Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. Paul won two rural counties with tiny vote counts, Gingrich prevailed in a third. The rest of the state and all its population centers voted for Romney.

Before the vote from populous Clark County began to be tallied late Saturday, The Associated Press called the race for Romney based on polling among caucus attendees arriving at caucus sites earlier in the day.

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