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Review: Wilco’s ‘Schmilco’ Is Their Most Pastoral Album in Years

On “Normal American Kids,” the opener of Wilco’s 10th studio LP, Jeff Tweedy delivers maybe his most straightforward lyrics ever. Over coffee-house …

Michael Lewis: the scourge of Wall Street

The journalist’s book The Big Short tracked down the players who made millions from the 2008 crash. Now, as it is turned into a film, he talks about the danger of making heroes out of rogues<p>Late last year, the American journalist Michael Lewis wrote a long story for <i>Vanity Fair</i> about his first and …

Wall Street

Branded Content: The Currency of Connection

The rise of "content" is a fundamental 21st century marketing phenomenon. But is "advertising," deliberate messages broadcast at one time to swathes of people, dead?<p>Certainly not. Marketers do not spend $250 billion per year on television commercials for sentimental reasons. They do so because …

Procter & Gamble

Whaling museum gears up for 'Moby-Dick' reading marathon

BOSTON (AP) — "Moby-Dick" fans from around the world are getting ready for their own grueling quest — a marathon reading of Herman Melville's classic.<p>The New Bedford Whaling Museum this weekend is holding its 20th annual nonstop reading of the seminal man vs. whale novel, with a few new twists to …

Meet the new faces of fiction for 2016

Harry Parker: ‘I wanted to be seen as someone who could write, not a legless bloke who wrote a book’<p><b>Ex-soldier Harry Parker, who lost his legs in Afghanistan, has written a war novel with a difference</b><p>“It’s quite a weird book, isn’t it?” suggests Harry Parker in his publisher’s office on a grey …

Filthy Old New York

<i>In the nineteen-seventies and eighties—before you moved to the big city, and possibly before you were even born—New York was both a grittier and more glamorous town than the lifeless billionaires' playground of today. Get a glimpse of the pre-Disneyfied N.Y.C. through this series of archival</i> …