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  • Patt Morrison Asks: Robert Reich, Pre-Occupied

    Patt Morrison Asks: Robert Reich, Pre-Occupied
    Robert Reich has worked in a lot of big white buildings -- in the Senate, as an intern to Robert F. Kennedy; in the office of then-Solicitor General Robert Bork; in the Ford and Carter administrations; and as labor secretary to President Clinton. Now the political economist works in another set of big white buildings, teaching at UC Berkeley, where his "Wealth and Poverty" class is as overbooked as a bargain flight to Paris, and where he dotes on his 3-year-old granddaughter, to whom he dedicated his latest book, "Aftershock": "To Ella Reich-Sharpe, and her generation."
  • Book review: 'Celebrations of Curious Characters' by Ricky Jay

    Book review: 'Celebrations of Curious Characters' by Ricky Jay
    To say that Ricky Jay does card tricks is, as Mark Singer once noted in the New Yorker, somewhat akin to suggesting that "Sonny Rollins plays tenor saxophone." Jay is one of the greatest sleight-of-hand artists ever to fool and wow an audience. A few...

    Book review: 'Flashback' by Dan Simmons

    Book review: 'Flashback' by Dan Simmons
    Flashback A Novel Dan Simmons Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown: 560 pp., $27.99 Marcel Proust, the great author of memory, gets a swift kick in the pants in Dan Simmons' latest novel of an apocalyptic future, "Flashback." Remember all that stuff Proust...

    The Siren's Call: Apocalyptic world? Forget about it!

    The Siren's Call: Apocalyptic world? Forget about it!
    Marcel Proust, the great author of memory, gets a swift kick in the pants in Dan Simmons' latest novel of an apocalyptic future, "Flashback" (Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown: 560 pp., $27.99). Remember all that stuff Proust wrote about memories returning to...

    Spirit of Norman Rockwell pervades Stockbridge in Massachusetts' Berkshires

    Spirit of Norman Rockwell pervades Stockbridge in Massachusetts' Berkshires
    STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The best thing about Stockbridge is the Norman Rockwell Museum. And the best thing about the Norman Rockwell Museum is its focus on American illustrators. This month, the museum showcased art from animators who created the film...