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The Man With the Lollipops

T HAT SPRING, Long John and Bentley spent a great deal of time watching Kojak. They had plenty of opportunity:

A Bookies Delight

There's this friend of mine, let's call him Harpo, who's on a streak of bad luck Jimmy the Greek wouldn't

Hiss Returns to Law School; Talks About Nixon, McCarthy

Alger Hiss returned last night to his alma mater, the Law School, to talk about the McCarthy are, but somehow

Two Marathon Stories

This would undoubtedly be a better account of the Boston Marathon if there were space to tell the story of

Runners Come East to Marathon Mecca

The Boston Marathon faces a population explosion today as a record field of over 3000 qualified runners and countless unofficial

From a Son's Point of View

T HE CROP OF biographies appearing in bookstores recently has been grim, glutted with post-Watergate tales of sin, the Fall,

Towards an Objective Hiss Story?

There is a certain irony that in America's bicentennial year almost as much ink has been spilled over Joe McCarthy

Muddled ghosts

A NTHONY BURGESS' latest novel is the modern literary equivalent of a grotesque medieval woodcut by Hans Holbein the Younger.

It's a Family Affair

On Sundays, before church, as my father knotted his tie and put his cuff-links on, we would crowd around his

Flanders Fields

Saturday's NCAA Division One Lacrosse Championship--a 16-13 overtime win for upstart Cornell over Maryland--proved a few things: 1) Whenever there

The Heat Is On: BAA Marathoners Head for Pru

It may seem more like Death Valley than Commonwealth Avenue today as 2183 qualified runners and countless unofficial crashers battle

Out, Out Damn Spot

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Appointment With O'Hara

The epitaph on John O'Hara's gravestone in Princeton Cemetery reads: "Better than anyone else, he told the truth about his

Jackson Scatters Democratic Pack in Primary; Wallace Even With Udall in Second-Place Battle

Sen. Henry M. Jackson (D-Wash.) in an unexpectedly strong showing, won the Massachusetts Democratic presidential primary last night as Rep.

Put'er There Jack...

What do political candidates talk about between themselves? Sen. Henry M. Jackson (D.-Wash.) and Pennsylvania Gov. Milton Shapp answered that