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Poetry Sunday: “Mutanabbi Steet, Baghdad,” by Julie Bruck

By Rebecca Foust
In “Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad," the focus is on the human loss in the bombing, and the message is personal and painful. In 20 free verse lines, the poem takes us to Al-Mutanabbi street after the blast, in the company of a father searching for the remains of a son who’d gone there to shop for a writing notebook.
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Better Believe in Bette

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
She had never really conquered Broadway — that is until she opened in “Hello Dolly” last week and registered a seismic conquest as only she can. Yes, Bette Midler has redefined Broadway Musical Star and embedded in that definition the words “71 years old.”
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