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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

“The Fidelity of Water”

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Marginal Men Take Center Stage in the Novels of Dag Solstad

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“The Fidelity of Water”

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