Genre: Special Feature


I chose Italian because I was craving pasta. I chose this place in particular—there are at least three new nouveau-Italian restaurants in the neighborhood—because it was the shortest distance from home. It wasn’t until I walked through the door that …

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What Fiction Means

I have something to confess right here up front. Tonight I feel utterly at home. You might think we’re in a magnificent wedding cake ballroom full of chandeliers and debutante pretensions. But I spring from a long line of Baptist …

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1. Introduction

In 1900 the world’s fair was held in Paris. Like world’s fairs before it, the 1900 Paris Exposition celebrated technological innovation within the context of a world built of nations, projecting an air of unbridled optimism through a conviction of …

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