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Fiction and nonfiction releases from Mary Gordon, Henning Mankell, Jim Rasenberger, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Charles J. Ogletree Jr. and Meghan […]

‘Present’: For Nadine Gordimer, Politics Hit Home

Nadine Gordimer’s trademark characters live for politics, the Struggle. You get the feeling they would be sick to their collective […]

For Carole King, Songwriting Is A ‘Natural’ Talent

Carole King initially found it extremely difficult to navigate the social hierarchies of high school. The Grammy Award-winning songwriter was […]

‘America Revealed’: The Ups And Downs Of The Quest For More Of Everything

The most affecting moment in the first episode of the new PBS series America Revealed comes when host Yul Kwon […]

Sleuth Soccer Moms Tackle Bad Guys And Stereotypes

In the most vital essay on crime fiction ever written — Raymond Chandler’s 1944 apologia “The Simple Art of Murder” […]

No Ordinary Bake Sale: Simply Made From Scratch

Parenting has changed in the past few decades. My mother didn’t work while raising her first three children, finally going […]

Encore! Encore! Applauding The Literal Showstopper

Earlier this month, tenor Juan Diego Florez made headlines when he sang the aria “Una furtiva lagrima” in the Donizetti […]

‘Winding Up’ As The Mets’ Knuckleball Pitcher

Most pitchers in the majors stick to fast balls, curve balls, sliders and changeups when facing batters at the plate. […]

‘Kinect Star Wars’: Flawed, But Welcome

Maybe it’s the wide-eyed child that still exists within me. But I happen to like much of the dialog and […]

‘Damn Yankees’ Inspire Major League Love And Hate

The New York Yankees may be the most polarizing team in the U.S. In a new collection, Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four […]

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