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Gregg Hurwitz

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Shakespeare: Thriller Writer

(9) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 2:06 PM

Many moons ago as a young American furnished with a backwards Nike cap and more confidence than I deserved, I trooped off to Trinity College, Oxford, ostensibly to further my insomnia-curing research bringing Jungian analysis to bear on Shakespeare, but also to complete my first thriller, play football, and drink...

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Is Social Networking Making Us Dumber?

(7) Comments | Posted July 7, 2010 | 4:52 PM

It's a simple question, really. Between Facebook and MySpace, blogs and Tweets, are we getting dumber? Or are these social networking tools merely providing a platform to showcase our more unflattering traits? With Twitter, the erosion between thought and proclamation has thinned our delay of gratification to 140 characters. But...

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What Made Von Brunn Do It?

(4) Comments | Posted June 18, 2009 | 4:55 PM

After James von Brunn went beserk inside the Holocaust Memorial Museum last week, several articles referenced the gunman's contentious email correspondence with novelist Tom Clancy. Reading the accounts of von Brunn and his .22 caliber, I wondered--as most of us do in the wake of an atrocity--what the hell makes...

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