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Archive for June 11th, 2012

Benjamin Bowser had first come to the station the season before. Etheridge had initially hired him to be the ‘winter man’–the number seven surfman who augmented the crew by one from December through March, the most dangerous months. As the newest and lowest-ranking member of the crew, Bowser had to prove he deserved his place […]

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A work as ambitious as John Sutherland’s just-published “Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in 294 Lives” is bound to contain errors, but of course the one that caught my eye was the mislocated North Caroliniana: “[William Sydney Porter] died, aged only 48, of alcohol-induced cirrhosis of the liver, in North Carolina where […]

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