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  • Astral Weeks: Fangs of New York

    Astral Weeks: Fangs of New York
    " Vampires have quite the pop culture cachet," says the excellently named Cubby Freeze in Charlie Huston's blood-soaked "My Dead Body" (Del Rey: 302 pp., $14 paper), itself the last in a series of books that can be shoehorned -- along with the "Sookie...
  • 'Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression' by Morris Dickstein

    'Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression' by Morris Dickstein
    Morris Dickstein's "Dancing in the Dark" is not exactly the syncretic "Cultural History of the Great Depression" that its subtitle promises -- at best, the book treats inferentially the broad political and social trends of that desperate, crucial era. Let...
  • 'Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen' by David Sax

    'Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen' by David Sax
    Save the Deli In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen David Sax Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 320 pp., $24 The wandering of the Jews is frozen in the marble of the corned beef on rye. The fall of the Temple, the...
  • Danny Hoch and 'Taking Over': He's a stranger in a strange land

    Danny Hoch and 'Taking Over': He's a stranger in a strange land
    As Danny Hoch ambles through Echo Park, a familiar sight catches his eye. Although he's far from his home in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, Hoch instantly recognizes the telltale signs of approaching urban Armageddon: pasty-faced guys in porkpie hats,...
  • 'The Puzzle King: A Novel' by Betsy Carter

    'The Puzzle King: A Novel' by Betsy Carter
    The kernel of Betsy Carter's third novel, "The Puzzle King," is a powerful bit of family lore that takes up no more than a paragraph of her 2002 memoir, "Nothing to Fall Back On": the story of the time, in 1936, that her mother's German-born American...
  • Shakespeare, now starring at Geffen Playhouse

    Shakespeare, now starring at Geffen Playhouse
    As he watched the World Trade Center towers implode, Bill Cain, playwright and native New Yorker, felt a surge of fury pass through him. But as an ordained Jesuit priest, he was able to tap into another, equally powerful emotion. "I knew the only way to...
  • Eddie Izzard works in 'boy mode'

    Eddie Izzard works in 'boy mode'
    Fans of Eddie Izzard and his over-the-top-fabulousness beware: His attire on stage at the Nokia Theatre this weekend will be a decided departure from his earlier flamboyance. Wrapping up lunch at a Lower East Side bistro, Izzard warns that on this...
  • PASSINGS

    Mireille Marokvia French author of war memoirs Mireille Marokvia, 99, a French author of two critically acclaimed memoirs that describe her experiences in wartime Europe, died Oct. 19 in Las Cruces, N.M., where she had lived for 30 years. In her memoirs...
  • Helen Levitt dies at 95; New York street photographer of poignant dramas

    Helen Levitt dies at 95; New York street photographer of poignant dramas
    Helen Levitt, who pioneered street photography in the United States in the 1930s, taking pictures of small, poignant dramas with the help of an inconspicuous Leica camera, died Sunday at her apartment in New York City. She was 95. The cause was...
  • Lester Glassner dies at 70; Collector of pop-culture and dime-store merchandise

    Lester Glassner dies at 70; Collector of pop-culture and dime-store merchandise
    When Lester Glassner died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 9 in hospice care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City at age 70, he left behind a major part of his life that he had spent nearly 50 years accumulating. The one-time picture editor,...
  • John Harris Burt dies at 91; former rector at Pasadena's All Saints Episcopal Church

    John Harris Burt dies at 91; former rector at Pasadena's All Saints Episcopal Church
    John Harris Burt, a retired bishop who advanced a tradition of social activism at Pasadena’s All Saints Episcopal Church with his bold support of the civil rights movement when he was rector in the 1960s, died Oct. 20 at his home on Lake Superior...