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John Spurling Reviews Joyce Tyldesley’s “Tutankhamen: The Search For An Egyptian King” | The New Republic

Tutankhamen: The Search for an Egyptian King by Joyce Tyldesley Basic Books, 316 pp., $29.99 THE PERENNIAL CELEBRITIES of Western history are mostly all-conquering generals (Alexander, Julius Caesar, Napoleon), powerfully innovative artists (Michelangelo, Leonardo, Shakespeare, Beethoven), or revolutionary scientists (Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein). The curious exception is an obscure Egyptian king …

Double Take ‘Toons: Mr. Murdoch On The Line? : NPR

Nick Anderson documents the end of The News of the World, which has ceased publication due to a phone-hacking scandal that targeted thousands of people. Jeff Danziger notes that these included celebrities (Kate and Will). But it also targeted the powerless — a murdered 13-year-old girl.         …