Claire Barliant

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  • 16 years ago

    Most institutions of higher learning offer courses in creative writing—but if you want to hear poetry of the purest sort, find a student who's been offered stock options by a dotcom business to sell its goods on campus: "I bought all of my bo...

  • 16 years ago

    The war of the toys could be over. Last week, eToys decided to try to resolve its suit against etoy. Apparently, the major online retailer decided that playing Goliath opposite etoy's David was not very much fun, especially when David was backed b...

  • 16 years ago

    While corporations race to colonize the virtual frontier of the Internet, a recent case that has surfaced amid the taming of the digital badlands demonstrates what uneasy neighbors art and commerce make. On Monday, the California State Court grant...

  • 17 years ago

    A customer walks into Three Lives and Co., the West Village bookstore, and picks up a copy of ‘The Portrait of a Lady.’ At the counter, the clerk hesitates, seeing the Signet logo. Signet’s is the 1881 version; Henry James made cons...

  • 17 years ago

    "Everybody turn to the person on your right and massage their shoulders!" shouts a tall young man standing at the front of an auditorium. The students, who are virtually all Korean or Korean American, turn awkwardly and laugh, then launch into sho...

  • 17 years ago

    Three weeks ago, employees at the Kaplan Educational Center, the standardized-test prep company, received a surprising e-mail. After more than five years of research, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) was introducing the e-rater, an electronic...


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