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  • emWar Is Beautifulem
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    War Is Beautiful

    David Shields analyzed over a decade of war-related photos from Afghanistan and Iraq that appeared on the front page of The New York Times to determine what kind of message the paper had…

  • 2007 National Book Awards
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    2007 National Book Awards

    The National Book Foundation presented the 58th Annual National Book Awards for best book in each of the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. Fran Lebowitz emceed the…

  • Race and Gender in Sport
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    Race and Gender in Sport

    Panelists talked about evolutionary biology, racism in sports, and the lack of black sports team owners. Mr. Shields wrote Black Planet, which explores the racial subtext in the NBA through…

  • National Book Critics Circle Awards
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    National Book Critics Circle Awards

    Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award read excerpts from their submissions. Awards were then presented for five categories: general nonfiction, criticism, poetry,…