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“Essays After Eighty” by Donald Hall. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston/New York, 2014. 144 pages. $22.When a friend told me she decided not to buy poet and essayist Donald Hall’s “Essays After Eighty” for her 80-something-year-old father for Christmas, I asked why.“Too close to the bone,” she said about the essays that come at aging from all angles, from all moods and all seasons in northern New England.

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With Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson headed to the NFL's conference title games, this is the first time in 21 years — and only second time ever — that three of the final four teams are quarterbacked by a Super Bowl champion.

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The pairing of Brittany (‹Heather Morris) and Santana (

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France ordered 10,000 troops into the streets Monday to protect sensitive sites after three days of bloodshed as it hunted for the accomplices to the Islamic militants who left 17 people dead as they terrorized the nation.

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Nerene Baskett left this world peacefully on the afternoon of January 9, 2015, surrounded by her immediate family.

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Our last episodes of this season's Major Crimes are running back-to-back in a special, two-hour...

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A Family Visitation beginning at 12 p.m. and Memorial Service at 1:30 p.m. will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church, Brookfield for Vera Sazhyna, 90, formerly of Kiev, Ukraine and at the time of her death a resident at...

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I just got rejected. Twice in the same day, actually. And I’ll be perfectly honest, it sucked. I’m sorry, I try hard not to be negative. But the reality of rejection is that it’s sucky. And no matter how hard I try, that’s a reality I just can’t...

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In a fairly routine but mostly satisfying Golden Globes ritual on Sunday night, outgoing co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were not quite as edgy as they had promised everyone they would be. But whatever sharp barbs viewers were hoping for in their...

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You wanna know what takes real courage? Debuting a trailer right after your star wins a Golden Globe. Minutes after

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