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  • June 15, 2012   BY Mike Melia  

    On Saturday, James Joyce fans around the globe will commemorate “Bloomsday,” a holiday that celebrates “Ulysses.” This year is special, however, as it marks the first occasion that the copyright has expired on Joyce’s work.
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  • June 13, 2012   BY Kelly Chen and Meena Ganesan  

    Earlier this week, we turned to you for some insight — do you attribute your successes in life to luck? The question stemmed from author Michael Lewis’ commencement address to Princeton’s graduating class of 2012, in which he said: “You … Continue reading

  • June 8, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Bank of Spain in Madrid. Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images. It’s “Pain in Spain” week here at Making Sen$e. Thus far we’ve featured a two-part dispatch from former New York Times correspondent Ana Westley. Today, her husband takes center stage. … Continue reading

  • June 8, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Bank of Spain in Madrid. Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images. It’s “Pain in Spain” week here at Making Sen$e. Thus far we’ve featured a two-part dispatch from former New York Times correspondent Ana Westley. Today, her husband takes center stage. … Continue reading

  • June 7, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Church of Our Lady of Incarnation in Spain. Photo by SantiMB via Flickr Creative Commons. In the second part of her dispatch from Spain, former New York Times correspondent and friend of Making Sen$e, Ana Westley describes the privileges of … Continue reading

  • June 7, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Church of Our Lady of Incarnation in Spain. Photo by SantiMB via Flickr Creative Commons. In the second part of her dispatch from Spain, former New York Times correspondent and friend of Making Sen$e, Ana Westley describes the privileges of … Continue reading

  • June 5, 2012   BY Justin Scuiletti  

    In the 18th century, astronomers used the solar transit of planet Venus to calculate the distance from the Earth to the sun. After the 1882 Venus transit, John Philip Sousa scored a march in its honor. Since it was first … Continue reading

  • May 31, 2012   BY Katelyn Polantz  

    The two Bushes, Obama and two other living American presidents have come together to uphold a modern tradition begun by Herbert Hoover and Harry Truman.
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  • May 30, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    On the NewsHour this week, we will be covering how rising sea levels are threatening people who live on the fragile Louisiana Delta. Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Torbjörn Törnqvist, a coastal geoscientist at Tulane University who studies the evolution of … Continue reading

  • May 29, 2012   BY Saskia de Melker  

    There is a saying that “God made the world, but the Dutch made Holland.” And for centuries, the Dutch have built different types of barriers to hold back rising water and allow for development. But as sea levels continue to … Continue reading