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A Writer's Kind of Teacher

At age 91, he considers Trollope, Waugh and Philip Larkin. Oh, and his favorite soap opera.

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Taking Love Seriously

A veteran TV writer traces 15 years of a relationship across six episodes

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The Tiniest Detectives of All

Is that art a forgery? How old is that ancient temple? Atomic analysis may have the answers.

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Short Takes

From Sin City, to the Big Apple, to the City of Light, alumni authors transport their readers to major metropolises.