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  • Charles Lindbergh's flight to Paris is an oft-told tale.

    A Race Across the Pond

  • 'Country' covers an oft-told music tale; two jailed Iranian masters.

    'Witch': Toil And Trouble

  • It seems that Drucker is reciting the oft-told story of how modernist art took itself to be free of complicity, innocent of ulterior "purpose," by "appearing to be entirely aesthetic" and "pretending to be autonomous" but really wasn't after all, blather, blather, blather.

    Art and Culture

  • The oft-told story of President Johnson lamenting, "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost Middle America," is almost certainly apocryphal, but it was widely believed because it was believable.

    Rally to Restore Authority

  • But Mengestu complicates that oft-told tale with a peculiar, psychologically perceptive story that makes one wonder how a country of immigrants could ever survive.

    Dinaw Mengestu's 'How to Read the Air,' reviewed by Ron Charles

  • The book's description: Casting new light upon the oft-told story, YGOR is not so much a horror novel, as a character piece depicting the co-dependent relationship between the insane scientist and the famous deformed lab assistant.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • But stories oft-told can improve with age, and sociable natures sometimes reflect an expansive approach to wartime memories: If you share the same stories with friends often enough, you can honestly convince yourself that you, too, were there.

    The Things They Buried

  • But stories oft-told can improve with age, and sociable natures sometimes reflect an expansive approach to wartime memories: If you share the same stories with friends often enough, you can honestly convince yourself that you, too, were there.

    The Things They Buried

  • The book's description: Casting new light upon the oft-told story, YGOR is not so much a horror novel, as a character piece depicting the co-dependent relationship between the insane scientist and the famous deformed lab assistant.

    OT: YGOR

  • But Mengestu complicates that oft-told tale with a peculiar, psychologically perceptive story that makes one wonder how a country of immigrants could ever survive.

    Dinaw Mengestu's 'How to Read the Air,' reviewed by Ron Charles

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