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THE VIRGINIA QUARTERLY REVIEW CAPTURED two awards – one for General Excellence and another for Fiction – at the 41st National Magazine Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 9 in New York City. VQR was nominated six times in four categories, an unprecedented number of nominations for a magazine with a full-time staff of four and a circulation of less than 7,000. VQR joined Time, Esquire, Harper's, Rolling Stone, New York and the New Yorker in winning two awards at this year’s ceremony. Full Story.

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Remember when kids had two or three best friends, sharing long conversations in secret hideaways and restaurant booths, forming tiny webs of alliance and evading censorious oversight from teachers, parents and bosses? Betrayal often meant death — to the friendship — or at least an after-school showdown. The borderline between friends and authority clear, kids ran together in a world of "us" and "them". Now, with websites like MySpace and flickr, casual thoughts and candid photos between friends are served up to millions of online strangers, quicker than you can say "TMI." Full Story.


New research calls into question the linkage between major Atlantic hurricanes and global warming. That is one of the conclusions from a University of Virginia study to appear in the May 10, 2006 issue of the journal Geophysical Research Letters. “It is too simplistic to only implicate sea surface temperatures in the dramatic increase in the number of major hurricanes,” said lead author Patrick Michaels, U.Va. professor of environmental sciences and director of the Virginia Climatology Office. Full Story.

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