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Duran Duran 2.0

Astronaut is Duran Duran’s first album with its original lineup in two decades, and judging from the swaggering first single, “(Reach Up for the) Sunrise,” they never left. The opening ...
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Right Here, Right Now

Kill Your Idols: A New Generation of Rock Writers Reconsiders the Classics is a grievously flawed, but still worthwhile, selection of rock criticism dedicated to demolishing the rock-’n'-roll “canon”: those ...
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The Times Remembers Reagan

1980. The Cold War is on, accompanied by nightmares of nuclear Armageddon. Inflation is running at 12.5 percent. U.S. hostages are approaching their second year of captivity in Iran. #ad#Flash forward ...
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Raines On His Parade

Clocking in at a novella-length 21,000 words (a thousand for every month he served as New York Times executive editor), Howell Raines’s expose in the current Atlantic Monthly demonstrates that, ...
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Burning Blair

Who’d buy a Jayson Blair book? Nobody, judging by the sales figures for Burning Down My Masters’ House, his sloppy memoir of life at the New York Times. Yet House ...
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Lady Warns The President:

When it comes to civil rights, Republicans just can’t win. As a Republican president, Bush’s policy moves are scrutinized by Democrats and their media allies for signs of racial insensitivity. ...