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Lincoln books best left to pros (read-this roundup)

(Henry Holt & Co.)

Apparently, because the book is riddled with inaccuracies and doesn’t meet the theater’s standards, our colleague Steven Levingston reports. A fun fact from the piece: of the 125 books written about Lincoln, only eight are by actual historians.

Elsewhere, any story that features Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rock ‘n’ Roll Elmo in the lede gets our attention.

And it had to happen. In the most obvious skit ever, SNL parodied Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s oopsie-I-forgot-my-line moment at last week’s debate. In a creative twist, the skit portrays Perry as the gentle but slow Lennie from John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” and Mitt Romney as George, Lennie’s protector who ultimately must shoot his friend out of mercy.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.


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