What is the value of uncertainty?

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Nuit of the Living Dead

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Audio

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Award-winning humorist David Sedaris is a well-known author, playwright, and commentator for National Public Radio. This essay, from his popular book, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, tells the…

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Three Questions

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Reading

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What if there were a way to be certain so one would "never stray in any matter"? Leo Tolstoy—one of the giants of 19th century Russian literature—begins his story with…

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For Once, Then, Something

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Reading

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In Robert Frosts's "For Once, Then, Something," the speaker gazes into a well in search of what lies beneath his own image shining on the water. Mocked by unnamed "others"…

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The Three Hermits

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Reading

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Leo Tolstoy, the 19th century Russian author of the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, here recounts "An Old Legend Current in the Volga District." The legend follows a…

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Recitatif

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Reading

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Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison's powerful short story about the relationship between two girls over many years traces the subtle differences that both drive and separate us. Some of the social…