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Thomas Powers reviews ‘The Voice Is All’ by Joyce Johnson · LRB 25 October 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Category: Literature

From www.lrb.co.uk

Jack Kerouac’s short life, big talent and last dollar were all just about exhausted when the young writer Joyce Glassman bought him a dinner of hot dogs and beans on a Saturday night in New York City in January 1957.

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Brains Plus Brawn Conversation Edge

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Category: Science

From edge.org

Why did brains get so big? There are a number of obvious reasons. One of them, of course, is for culture and for cooperation and language and various other means by which we can interact with each other, and certainly those are enormous advantages.

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