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Erik Larson on ‘The Maltese Falcon’: Best. Novel. Ever?

The Wall Street Journal’s Book Club has a real doozy this week: hardboiled author Eric Larson on the father of hardboiled fiction, Dashiell Hammett. ‘One of the Best Novels, Period’ There was a time when Erik Larson could recite from memory an … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .

. . . well, that’s just sad. The hardworking staff has plied the differently clichéd beat for quite some time now, but this week we had our first twofer: A pair of mangled phrases in the course of one day. Begin with this piece from … Continue reading

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Scott Brown Not Akin For A Fight

As you splendid readers might (or more likely might not) remember, the hardworking staff noted the other day that Missouri Senate hopeful (and rape rapier) Todd Akin dope slapped Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R-Dope Slapped) pretty good regarding Brown’s position … Continue reading

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