A trip worth considering
The Duomo in Florence, Italy, is one of the many inspiring works of art, architecture, and culture that Stony Brook Southampton students will take in during a short-fiction writing conference in January. Christian McLean

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Nose bloodied and eyes watering, George Plimpton was nonetheless triumphant, in his way, after a stint in the ring with Archie Moore.
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Cocktail parties to introduce recently published writers