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Culture Watch: 'The Pun Also Rises' by John Pollack

Just out from Gotham books, Clinton speechwriter John Pollack's 'The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics' looks at the surprising importance of wordplay.