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In 1963, 16-year-old Bruce McAllister mailed a four-question survey to 150 novelists, asking if they intentionally planted symbolism in their work. Here’s what they had to say.
A pipe organ sounds so important, so majestic, so ...big.
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A Soviet-era Antonov-2 plane is missing from the Serov aerodrome near Yekaterinburg, Russia.
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