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Nora Ephron on Women, Politics, and the Myth of Objectivity in Journalism
Nora Ephron on Women, Politics, and the Myth of Objectivity in Journalism

“I’ve never believed in objective journalism … because all writing is about selecting what you want to use. And as soon as you choose what to select, you’re not being objective.”

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Maurice Sendak on Storytelling, Creativity, and the Eternal Child in Each of Us: His Marvelous Forgotten 1970 Conversation with Studs Terkel
Maurice Sendak on Storytelling, Creativity, and the Eternal Child in Each of Us: His Marvelous Forgotten 1970 Conversation with Studs Terkel

On the lifelong pleasure of “having your child self intact and alive and something to be proud of.”

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Hunter S. Thompson on Violence, Vengeance, and the Only True Fix for Our Destructive Impulses
Hunter S. Thompson on Violence, Vengeance, and the Only True Fix for Our Destructive Impulses

“One of the most important things is to recognize that we do have this mounting violence in us, and then to find the reasons.”

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Studs Terkel on the Dignity of Work, Why We Do What We Do, and the Extraordinary Dreams of Ordinary People
Studs Terkel on the Dignity of Work, Why We Do What We Do, and the Extraordinary Dreams of Ordinary People

A humbling oral history of our search for meaning, mattering, and a sense of worth.

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Janis Joplin on Music, Emotion, and the Courage to Be Oneself: A 1968 Conversation with Studs Terkel
Janis Joplin on Music, Emotion, and the Courage to Be Oneself: A 1968 Conversation with Studs Terkel

“You gotta be able to act a little, feel a little, think a little.”

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