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  • Matt Weinstock, Dec. 17, 1959

    Forgotten Men As you probably read, film director, Joseph Von Sternberg has sued Fox for $1 million, charging the 1959 version of "The Blue Angel" with May Britt and Curt Jurgens was made without his consent and was inferior to his 1929 version with Marlene Di
  • Book reviews: 'The Longest War' and 'Osama Bin Laden'

    Book reviews: 'The Longest War' and 'Osama Bin Laden'
    As Americans watch the stunning and, potentially, ominous transformation now underway in Egypt, they're going to hear a great deal about that country's Muslim Brotherhood and what its participation in a post-Hosni Mubarak regime may portend. It's a...

    'Substrate' by Jim Powell

    It may seem a stretch to call Jim Powell's second collection of poetry, "Substrate" (Pantheon: 138 pp., $26), a book about nature, but that's exactly what it is. Human nature, philosophical nature, the nature of place and identity, as well as deftly...

    'Who Is Mark Twain?'

    'Who Is Mark Twain?'
    When he died 99 years ago this week, Mark Twain was this country's most beloved writer, yet his status as both an author and protean example of the now-familiar pop cultural celebrity seems to grow with each passing decade. "Who Is Mark Twain?" -- a...

    'In Such Hard Times' by Red Pine/Bill Porter

    'In Such Hard Times' by Red Pine/Bill Porter
    "On this day of drink and depression / I think about life on our Tuling farm / where will I be on the Ninth of next year / in such hard times I can't hope to go home," wrote the poet Wei Ying-Wu in the year 756 AD. At the time he was only about 20, and...