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Feature: Krazy Kat keeps kracking

NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- If you go to the Palm restaurant -- the real one, the original one, the one with the rude waiters and the deafening noise and the clutter and the steaks as thic
JOHN BLOOM, UPI Reporter-at-Large

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Today is Wednesday, May 28, the 148th day of 2003 with 217 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2002 with 10 to follow.
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Assignment America: A vanishing columnist

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- One day Bob Greene was here and the next day he was gone. What was weird about it was the way it happened.
JOHN BLOOM, UPI Reporter at Large

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Today is Saturday, July 6, the 188th day of 2002 with 178 to follow.
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Today is Monday, June 24, the 175th day of 2002 with 190 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, May 28, the 148th day of 2002 with 217 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2001 with 10 to follow.
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Analysis: In Houston, a joker in the deck

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- In American politics, race has replaced patriotism as the last refugee of scoundrels. Or perhaps it has become, as writer Ambrose Bierce might have observed, th
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Book Review: Free Agent Nation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- "Labor," Ambrose Bierce darkly noted, is "one of the processes by which A acquires property for B." But must that always be so?
THOMAS TIMMONS, Special to UPI
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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – after December 26, 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist. Today, he is best known for his short story, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and his satirical lexicon, The Devil's Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work – along with his vehemence as a critic, with his motto "nothing matters" – earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce."

Despite his reputation as a searing critic, however, Bierce was known to encourage younger writers, including poet George Sterling and fiction writer W. C. Morrow. Bierce employed a distinctive style of writing, especially in his stories. This style often embraces an abrupt beginning (see cold open), dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, the theme of war, and impossible events.

In 1913, Bierce traveled to Mexico to gain a firsthand perspective on that country's ongoing revolution. While traveling with rebel troops, the elderly writer disappeared without a trace.

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