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Reading While Eating for May 1: May Day Edition

Happy May Day Everyone! Now Go Occupy Something. But first, read Rosie Gray’s story about how the NYPD and FBI rousted some Occupy Wall Street activists last...

All in the Family.

"Marriage is a wonderful institution," Groucho Marx once observed, "but who wants to live in an institution?" Well, for the past few centuries, most people...

All in the Family

"Marriage is a wonderful institution," Groucho Marx once observed, "but who wants to live in an institution?" Well, for the past few centuries, most people...

Celine Dion in Napoleon's Pantheon of Greatness

When Groucho Marx famously remarked that he'd never want to join a club that would accept him as a member, he probably wasn't thinking of the elite group of...

Brothers Of Invention

Talking pictures were barely a year old when anarchy broke loose at the movies. At the start of The Cocoanuts, Groucho Marx stalked down the steps in his...

Books: The Secret Word Is Grouch

Don't turn to Stefan Kanfer's Groucho: The Life and Times of Julius Henry Marx (Knopf; 465 pages; $30) if you're looking for laughs. Kanfer, a former TIME...

Radio: What Comes Naturally

When he played master of ceremonies on a quiz show last season, Groucho Marx worked a radio wonder by winning the prized Peabody Award as the best comedian on...

Radio: Hot Out of Vassar

A year ago, Groucho Marx's You Bet Your Life (Wed. 9 p.m. E.S.T., CBS) was fighting it out for 75th place in the Nielsen-Ratings with such tired old rivals as...

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