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If These Walls Could Talk

The pictographs of the Pecos River have lasted millennia in a tempestuous desert, surviving mostly in silence. Now an archaeologist has cracked the code — and they can begin to speak again.

The pictographs of the lower Pecos have lasted millennia in a tempestuous desert, surviving mostly in silence. Now that a code has been cracked, and they can be...Read More

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Turning Hard Right

Daniel Oppenheimer's 'Exit Right' looks at why some of the left's brightest lights gave up the cause.

David Oppenheimer's 'Exit Left' explores the psychological and biographical factors that inspired six famous leftist thinkers to make hard right turns....Read More

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Captive Genius

From the isolation of a psych ward, Mexican immigrant Martín Ramírez became a 20th century master.

From the isolation of a psych ward, Mexican immigrant Martín Ramírez became a 20th century master. The content of Ramírez’s drawings shows that he was d...Read More

THE CITY AT THREE P.M.: WRITING, READING, AND TRAVELING Peter LaSalle DZANC BOOKS 264 PAGES; $15.95 by

Peter LaSalle Seizes the Day

The ordinary particulars of being a person figure into LaSalle's new collection of essays, which bucks the obnoxious disembodied quality that sometimes afflicts travel writing.

The ordinary particulars of being a person — aging, taxes, bills, sunburn and thirst — all figure into the essays, ensuring that they buck the obnoxious dis...Read More

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