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Dense, Fantastical 'Prodigies' Rewards The Patient Reader

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 9:03am

Angélica Gorodischer's episodic, lyrical new novel follows (in a meandering sort of way) the magically-tinged lives of a motley cast of boarders in a house that once belonged to a famous German poet.

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'The Water Knife' Previews A Future Drought Scenario

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 8:06am

A new novel, The Water Knife, doesn't take the easy way out but, instead, asks questions about the mutations of human institutions under the pressure of global warming, says commentator Adam Frank.

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Why Lowering Student Loan Interest Rates Isn't A Game-Changer

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 8:03am

Hillary Clinton wants people with student loan debt to pay lower interest. That kind of help may not boost the people who need it most.

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