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  • South Africa's Western Cape: Savoring the bounty

    South Africa's Western Cape: Savoring the bounty
    — One night as my sister and I walked across the rugged yet strangely delicate terrain of a place called Farm 215, the path to our cottage lighted only by the stars and a flashlight, the wine-wobbly beam suddenly illuminated several sets of legs.
  • Deirdre Capone softens a notorious icon

    Deirdre Capone softens a notorious icon
    What's in a name? If you're a Chicagoan and your surname is Capone, everything. There is perhaps no more notorious name associated with the city (except perhaps Gacy, or for a time, Bartman). Growing up, Deirdre Marie Capone lived what she calls a "shame-...

    'The Searchers' by Glenn Frankel falters in its portrayal of Native Americans

    'The Searchers' by Glenn Frankel falters in its portrayal of Native Americans
    Oh, America and its Westerns! For as long as America has been making itself, it has been just as busy manufacturing its meanings, and Westerns have evolved as the dominant artistic medium in which America has gone about its noble and complicated work....

    The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...

    Review: Timothy Egan's insightful 'Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher'

    -------------------- Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis Timothy Egan Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 384 pp., $28 -------------------- Edward Curtis was given many names by the native peoples he...