Zach Seward's Top Stories

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  1. Why Do We Love Henry David Thoreau?
    Why, given his hypocrisy, sanctimony, and misanthropy, has Thoreau been so cherished? Credit Illustration by Eric Nyquist On the evening of October 6, 1849, the hundred and twenty people aboard the brig St. John threw a party. The St. John was a...
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  2. The Art of Fiction No. 21, Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway, ca. 1939. Photograph by Lloyd Arnold HEMINGWAY You go to the races?   INTERVIEWER Yes, occasionally.   HEMINGWAY Then you read the Racing Form ... There you have the true art of fiction.   —Conversation in a Madrid café,...
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  3. The Serial effect: America’s biggest radio company is getting into podcasts
    iHeartMedia is the biggest terrestrial radio broadcaster in the US: Its 858 stations around the country attract some 245 million listeners each month. The company also has a big events business, and a growing digital presence. Nonetheless,...
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