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Karen Heller

Karen Heller has interviewed Philip Roth and Zsa Zsa Gabor, spent time with Pink and the Philadelphia Orchestra, the celebrated and the exemplary unsung. She's covered Miss America and political conventions. She's been a provocative voice at The Inquirer for nearly 20 years, garnering awards for criticism, feature writing and investigative reporting, and was a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in commentary. 

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Latest post: Updike at Rest - 01/28/2009
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Karen Heller: Nearly 20 years after St. James High closed, its legacy lives on in its spirited alumni.
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I love Iowa. One of my favorite stories was on the Donna Reed Festival years ago in tiny Denison (7,000 and change), a town that willed its economic success. As an investigative gastronome, I downed corn dogs and fried Snickers at the Iowa State Fair, America's prototypical agrarian exposition, home of the only known version of The Last Supper made entirely out of butter.

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