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  • What makes a good hash

    What makes a good hash
    Generally speaking, the world is composed of two breeds of eaters — and most everyone knows their tribe. Ask yourself: Does your heart quicken at the sight of a stately crown roast or tenderloin marbled with fat as fine as Carrara? Or do you crave...
  • Book review: 'The Warmth of Other Suns' by Isabel Wilkerson

    Book review: 'The Warmth of Other Suns' by Isabel Wilkerson
    The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Isabel Wilkerson Random House: 622 pp, $30 It was an all-too-familiar dispatch from a particular time and place. The Clarks, a young black family of four, were trying to improve...
  • Blue Balliett switches setting but not adventure in 'The Danger Box'

    Blue Balliett switches setting but not adventure in 'The Danger Box'
    When Blue Balliett burst onto the tween literary scene with her first action-packed intellectual art mystery six years ago, it was, in every sense, a puzzler. An unknown Chicago teacher had propelled herself to the top of the country's bestseller lists...
  • Movie review: Jolie is worth her 'Salt'

    Movie review: Jolie is worth her 'Salt'
    "Salt" the film and Evelyn Salt the character are perpetually in motion and that's a good thing for its own sake and because it keeps audiences from dwelling on how unapologetically preposterous the plot in question is. And really, who goes to summer...
  • 'Robin and the 7 Hoods' revives Cahn and Van Heusen tunes

    'Robin and the 7 Hoods' revives Cahn and Van Heusen tunes
    Of the following fabled songwriting teams of the 20th century, which won three Oscars, garnered eight Oscar nominations, but never won a Tony? A) Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. B) George and Ira Gershwin. C) Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick...
  • Paperback Writers: Henry Miller's Grecian days

    Paperback Writers: Henry Miller's Grecian days
    In 1939, with Europe already sinking into World War II, 46-year-old Henry Miller left Paris, knowing that a cycle of his life had come to an end. As an expatriate in Paris he'd found his voice, and published the novels — "Tropic of Cancer," "Black...
  • Discoveries: 'Proust's Overcoat' by Lorenza Foschini

    Proust's Overcoat The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust Lorenza Foschini, translated from the Italian by Eric Karpeles Ecco: 128 pp., $19.99 Things can make you happy. Jacques Guérin, a French perfume magnate, had a passion for...
  • Patti Smith's memoir of a rock-poet

    Patti Smith's memoir of a rock-poet
    Nostalgia is never more suspect than when the person romantically harking back is too young to have experienced the era firsthand. But reading Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids," a tender recollection of her coming of age as a singer-songwriter alongside...
  • Al Schwimmer dies at 94; founder of Israel's aerospace industry

    Al Schwimmer dies at 94; founder of Israel's aerospace industry
    Al Schwimmer, a former aircraft engineer who smuggled American planes to Israel for its 1948 war of independence, founded its aerospace industry and later became a figure in the Iran-Contra affair, died in Tel Aviv on Friday, his 94th birthday. The cause...
  • Word Play: Pictures for the fall

    Word Play: Pictures for the fall
    In "Knuffle Bunny" and "Knuffle Bunny, Too," readers fell in love with the highly expressive Trixie in her pre-verbal and preschool states. Along with her, we experience the drama of (temporarily) losing her beloved stuffed Knuffle Bunny, and we strain...
  • Word Play: Confessions of a graphic-novel convert, or, the perfect bat mitzvah gift

    Word Play: Confessions of a graphic-novel convert, or, the perfect bat mitzvah gift
    I am a latecomer to graphic novels. Years ago, my truly literary friends tried to turn me on to the groundbreaking art of the "Sandman" books (Neil Gaiman and various artists) and "Love and Rockets" (Los Bros. Hernandez). I admit I felt about those...