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Thursday, April 15, 2004


Sunny Side Up?
by Jonathan Chait, The Atlantic
Rethinking our political fixation on the bright side of life.


The Subway That Started It All
by Michael Luo, New York Times
Amid the daily scrum of the New York City subway, few ever go looking for the past. But this being the subway's centennial year, Joseph Brennan and Joseph Cunningham, a pair of transit buffs, agreed the other day to lead a small band in search of the original 1904 subway.

A Writer Carries On His Father's Legacy Of Poetry And Pain
by Dinitia Smith, New York Times
Franz Wright, who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, is haunted by his father, who was also a prize-winning poet who struggled with alcohol and depression.

Call Me E-Mail: The Novel Unfolds Digitally
by Adam Baer, New York Times
As the epistolary novel comes of digital age, a new literature captures the primal urge behind instant-message patter.


The Visionary Under The Knife
by Madeline DeFrees, The Atlantic

Dead Wren
by Henri Cole, The Atlantic


@ Issue: Long Code For A Small Symbol
by Mark Glassman, New York Times
20040415morsecode The French say petit escargot; the Dutch call it a monkey's tail. On a qwerty keyboard, it's Shift-2. And next month, amateur radio enthusiasts will call it dit-dah-dah-dit-dah-dit. That is when the symbol @ officially becomes the newest character in the Morse code.

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