Tuesday, July 3

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An ode to the MSNBC anchor.

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“Good espresso depends on the fourM’sMacchina, the espresso machine; Macinazione, the proper grinding of a beans; Miscela, the coffee blend and the roast, and Mano is the skilled hand of the barista, because even with the finest beans and the most advanced equipment, the shot depends on the touch and style of the barista.”

Monday, July 2

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A profile from Cooper’s early days an an anchor.

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The taming of the political reporter.

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Sunday, July 1

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On the surprising radicalism of library music – “music that has been composed and recorded for commercial purposes.”

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An interview with Pavement’s Bob Nastanovich on his career afterlife as a “a clocker and chart-caller” and occasional breeder at an Iowa race horse track.

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A profile of Italian soccer star Mario Balotelli.

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On collecting books.

I have lived in books, for books, by and with books; in recent years, I have been fortunate enough to be able to live from books. And it was through books that I first realised there were other worlds beyond my own; first imagined what it might be like to be another person; first encountered that deeply intimate bond made when a writer's voice gets inside a reader's head.

Saturday, June 30

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How Wall Street thoroughly dominated Obama’s economic policy.

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Growing up with Charlie Brown.