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A Chinese Novelist Is Found in Translation

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MONTREAL — Xue Yiwei, who has been hailed as China’s “most charismatic literary stylist,” is virtually unknown among English-language readers.Of his 16 novels and collections of essays and short stories, all but three have been published in China.

Toppling the Grammar Patriarchy - The New York Times

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I still remember my sense of indignation when my high school French teacher told us about the rule: French nouns have a gender, even seemingly sexless ones like “table.Besides that, they said, the rule encourages children “to accept the domination of one sex over the other” to the detriment of women.

Kushner Failed to Provide Russia Documents, Senate Panel Found

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WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee has uncovered evidence that Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, was forwarded a document about a “Russian backdoor overture” that Mr.

A London Penthouse, in Shades of Gray

“If I could paint the world a nice, dark, comforting gray, I would.Despite reveling in the raucous, often messy, atmosphere created by the young staff in his nearby office, Atalla wanted a refuge that was minimalist and fetchingly gloomy.

Poles Cry for ‘Pure Blood’ Again

” He added: “We are proud that so many Poles have decided to take part in a celebration connected to the Independence Day holiday.This fits a recurrent theme in Polish national mythology: Poland as a rampart of Christianity, the Christ of Nations.

With AT&T and Time Warner, Battle Lines Form for an Epic Antitrust Case

Bewkes of Time Warner at a Senate hearing on their merger plan last year.That’s because the combination of AT&T and Time Warner is what’s known as a “vertical” merger, meaning that the two companies don’t compete to any significant degree in their primary lines of business, which are telecommunications (AT&T) and entertainment (Time Warner).

The Uncounted - The New York Times

His wife, Mayada, was already upstairs in bed, but Basim could lose hours clicking through car reviews on YouTube: the BMW Alpina B7, the Audi Q7.” Later, when he found the video, Basim could watch only the first few frames.

How Every Member Voted on the House Tax Bill

Michael Conaway

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Kay Granger

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Mac Thornberry

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Randy Weber

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Bill Flores

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Jodey Arrington

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Lamar Smith

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Pete Olson

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Will Hurd

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Kenny Marchant

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Roger Williams

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Michael C.Goodlatte

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Dave Brat

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Morgan Griffith

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Barbara Comstock

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Jaime Herrera Beutler

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Dan Newhouse

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers

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Dave Reichert

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The Comedic Beauty of Laura Owens’s Work

One of the most innovative explorers of this vanguard has been Laura Owens, the subject of a jubilant, chameleonic midcareer survey now on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art.Distinguished by a sly, comedic beauty, her work has a playful, knowing, almost-Rococo lightness of being in which pleasure, humor, intelligence and a seductive sense of usually high color mingle freely.