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Robert Caro, Katherine Boo and the late Anthony Shadid are among the finalists for the National Book Critics Circle prize.
The Supreme Court has ruled that what you do in the bedroom with an adult is your own business. But two minor males kissing in a school play, "Zanna, Don't!" which was approved by Hartford High School Principal Adam Johnson in Hartford, Conn., seems to be expanding the intent of the courts ("Can't we battle bullying without politics?" Web, Oct. 26).
Manchester United relinquished its two-point lead in the English Premier League on Tuesday by allowing a disputed late equalizer in a 1-1 draw at Birmingham.
Liverpool fans protested the club's American owners and their slumping team as the 18-time champions' terrible start reached a new low with an embarrassing 2-1 defeat to Blackpool on Sunday.
Despite the negative response by a large group of students and subsequent complaints from several parents, another Hartford principal, Adam Johnson, declared the production a success and was quoted as saying, "This is as important of a topic to discuss as anything in math, anything in social studies.
"For young artists coming to make it here, Bushwick is the gateway to New York City," says Mr. Johnson, the furniture designer, eyeing a woodworking shop where he turns fallen city trees and discarded water towers into creative pieces. "They might have been big talents in small towns, but here they're just one of many; it's a real test."