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Tom Hanks And His Typewriter Collection Endorse Barack Obama

Tom Hanks has a thing for Barack Obama, and, apparently, for typewriters.

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The Atlantic for December

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Benjamin Schwarz reviews Napoleon’s Master, a biography of Talleyrand by David Law and Duff Cooper’s Diaries. We’d never thought about either person, and Schwarz is such an engaging reviewer that we thought seriously about putting both books on our Amazon Wishlist.

Virginia Postrel struggles to find jeans that fit.

Michael Hirschorn on why newspapers aren’t smart and interesting. This from the man who gave us World’s Most Smartest Model.

Hanna Rosin on The Golden Compass and New Line’s wrestling with religion or lack thereof.

Sarah Chayes on her Afghan soap business. Must read.

LAT In 90 Seconds

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Don’t Stop Believing: It would have been awesome if this Janet Cromley story about when to quit psychotherapy had ended in the middle of a sen

33068930.jpgObama Might Have To Turn Up the Clooney Juice: Despite pretty much winning the Hollywood vote, Barack Obama trails behind Hillary Clinton who is apparently gaining supporters just by not having “a horn and tail,” according to one pollster.

mouthtal.jpegNews (Reporters) You Can Use: At 1 p.m. consumer columnist Jane Engle, deal blogger Jen Leo and other Times Travel staff members will live chat about “value travel” in Europe, new passport rules and how to get good deals online. You can join the chat here. We’re still weirded out by the concept. Something tells us that in the future, stories will just appear as headlines and a reporter’s home number. 68 Dead In Freeway Collapse Want more? Gimme a jingle.