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My Turn: FairPoint agreement is a victory for all workers

New Hampshire workers won big this past week. After months of intensive negotiations, more than 600 local employees reached a landmark agreement with FairPoint Communications, ending a 130-day strike. …

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How one young couple settled (stylishly) into a Capitol Hill rowhouse

Anna and Brian Matthews moved from an English basement to a 1904 rowhouse a few blocks away in Washington, D.C., with just one good sofa and Brian's bachelor furniture. Because Anna is a designer, it…

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My Turn: Why I will attend Netanyahu's speech

With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel coming to Washington next week to address Congress, a growing number of Democrats in Congress have announced that they will boycott the speech. I, however,…

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Letter: The faces of terrorism

TV and radio in America are going crazy about Islamic terrorism and yet, in this country, only one terrorist attack by a Muslim has resulted in someone else dying since 9/11. That was the shooting at…

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Letter: Questions in Henniker

How did Henniker become under-insured by $1.2 million? That is the biggest question I would like to have answered at this year's town meeting on March 14. Under the present circumstances, we must approve…

Feb 28
Sex, drugs and mystification

Stevie Nicks wrote the only No. 1 Billboard hit Fleetwood Mac ever had ("Dreams"), but Zoe Howe's fawning new biography, Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams and Rumours, offers ample evidence that talent and…

Feb 28
A straight-forward look at the war in Afghanistan

Post-9/11 CIA memoirs keep coming with a frequency that must elevate the blood pressure of those Langley traditionalists who believe that the agency's past should be forever entombed. Former CIA directors,…

Feb 28
Monopoly inventor isn't who you think

Nations, politicians, athletes, icons - they all need their foundation myths. But George Washington did not chop down the cherry tree. Michael Jordan was not cut from his high school basketball team. And…

Feb 28
Nick Hornby's 'Funny Girl' takes readers to 1960s London

The author of High Fidelity has a new novel out, and it's a sweet sojourn to 1960s London, where a cast of writers and actors embark on a groundbreaking television show that changes the course of their…

Feb 28
Kim Gordon is more than just a 'Girl in a Band'

As the front woman for influential indie band Sonic Youth for three decades, Kim Gordon had a ringside seat as experimental music left the grimy clubs of New York and went mainstream with the help of MTV…

Feb 28
Toni Morrison and Rita Dove to attend National Book Critics Circle Awards

This month's National Book Critics Circle Awards ceremony will offer a rare chance to see some of the country's most celebrated authors. Nobel laureate Toni Morrison has confirmed that she will attend…

Feb 28
Lippman deals with parenthood in 'Hush Hush'

Laura Lippman's novels about Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan have never followed the predictable mode. Instead, the series about this sometimes cranky, perceptive young woman has afforded…

Feb 28
On My Nightstand: 'The Disappearance' is a wild thriller

In The Disappearance by J.F. Freedman, a teenager named Emma Lancaster has been abducted from a slumber party she was having with two of her girlfriends. One of the young girls briefly awakes and describes…