In “Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion,” Michelle Dean considers 10 writers whose formidable talents earned them respect and enmity.
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The Trump administration has removed protections for 200,000 Salvadorans who have been allowed to live here legally since 2001.
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The CNN anchor admitted to needing some space from President Trump’s Twitter account, which he said was “like a live wire of emotion.”
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Containing two excerpts from her notebooks dating to the 1970s, this book uncannily sheds light on some of the divisions splintering America today.
The Didion who emerges here is a frail, angst-ridden outsider and a shrewd Hollywood and New York insider, a vulnerable witness to history and a hardheaded survivor.
The National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal were each awarded to 12 recipients in a White House ceremony.
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George Lucas, Herb Alpert, Allen Toussaint, Renée Fleming and Tony Kushner are among this year’s recipients of the National Medal of Arts. National Humanities Medals will go to Marilynne Robinson, Kay Ryan, Anna Deavere Smith and Joan Didion, among others.
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