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seven noir dwarfs

       “Three Seconds” [a Swedish crime novel], . . . is not the first book written by the odd-couple team of Anders Roslund (journalist) and Borge Hellstrom (ex-criminal).   But “Three Seconds”  [is their first] [...]

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Carrie Fisher/bipolar

       Q. Just to clarify, do you suffer from manic depression or bipolar disorder? FISHER They say bipolar now. It’s the same as manic depression. I think manic depression is more descriptive. Bipolar sounds [...]

plagiarism/ forgery

       [T]he essential difference between plagiarism and forgery [is] in the first, one passes off another's work as one's own; in the second, vice versa. --from obituary of Denis Dutton, founder of the website [...]

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Lady Gaga/ fame

       "You won't be able to order a cup of coffee at the f---ing deli without hearing or seeing me," Lada Gaga [Stefani Germanotta] told her boyfriend in 2008.  It took only two years [...]

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Portland/ retire

  In the music video that kicks off “Portlandia,” a new comedy series making its debut Jan. 21 on IFC, Fred Armisen walks the streets of Portland, Ore., singing to a flat, synthesized soundtrack and [...]

Canada/ States

When people ask me, an American expat, what it’s like living in Canada, I tell them, “It’s kind of like living in the States, if the States were on lithium.” See article at: NYT 02Jan11:  [...]