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To Use and Use Not

Ernest Hemingway wasn’t at all sure how to end his novel A Farewell to Arms. In fact, he wrote dozens of alternate endings that will all be included in a new edition of the 1929 novel. They have been preserved in the Ernest Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bill Russell

Today is NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell’s 77th birthday. Let’s look at five things you might not know about the legendary Celtics center. 1. He Wasn’t a Blue-Chip Prospect Most sports fans know the old story about Michael Jordan being cut from his high school’s varsity hoops team as a sophomore, but Russell had to [...]

A.J. Jacobs – The Ultimate Guinea Pig

If you enjoy my posts on this blog, you have A.J. Jacobs to thank. Yes, Mr. Know-it-All was the guy who recommended me to Will Pearson and Mangesh about a year before we all started blogging here. In fact, A.J. was planning to do some more regular blogging back in the early days, too, and [...]