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Riffs On Riffs: Rick Moody’s ‘Adventures in Listening’

“There’s something about a naive apprehension of art that makes it that much nobler to me,” Rick Moody observes in […]

Doesn’t Take Much Kitchen Space To Do It Yourself

I never thought my 6 1/2-by-9-foot kitchen could double as a cheese making factory, but there I was mixing a […]

‘Shoah’ Director Tells His Story In ‘Patagonian Hare’

Seventy years ago, in the middle of World War II, a couple of hundred miles north of Toulouse, Claude Lanzmann […]

The ‘Games’ We Play — In Panem, And Here

The Hunger Games reaches full fever-pitch promotion this week — the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling dystopian novel opens […]

Ringing In Norouz, A Time For Family And Good Eats

It’s the first day of spring, and for most people, that means, longer days outside, getting out the garden tools, […]

Cooking Everything? Bittman Gets Back To ‘Basics’

In his new book, How to Cook Everything: The Basics, Mark Bittman explains with careful instructions and 1,000 colorful photos […]

Cheaper Clothes And Shorter Stories: On Soaps, Strange ‘Days’ Indeed

It’s not easy being one of the last soaps standing, as Neda Ulaby reports on today’s Morning Edition. For fans, […]

Rich Mom, Poor Dad: Women Become Breadwinners

As a mother of young boys, I can tell you that chatty, detail-oriented girls rule the world among the younger […]

That’s All, Folks: Kevin Smith On Leaving Filmmaking

When 21-year-old Kevin Smith decided he wanted to be a filmmaker, his sister gave him some advice: “Don’t say you […]

Two Books That Delight In New York City’s Dirt

Some years ago I was visiting Disneyland and had a culture-clash encounter there with my one of fellow Americans. I […]

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