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The Echoes of a Christmas Classic

To the U.S. troops overseas in World War II, it was a poignant reminder of the home they were fighting for. In Vietnam, it served as a secret signal for Americans to evacuate Saigon. A character in a Philip Roth novel calls it an example of “Jewish genius on a par with the Ten Commandments” …

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As a Critic Might Say: ‘The Work Illuminates, Reaches New Heights’

There are those who visit El Castillo pyramid at Mexico’s famed Chichen Itza, point their cameras, click, and move on. And then there is Rich Scarpitta. Mr. Scarpitta got the photograph he wanted of the 1,000-year-old Mayan temple with the help of five aides over the course of three days, including 30 hours of what …

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