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Screen Savers?

High school and middle school English class staples -- from William Shakespeare to Mark Twain to Ernest Hemingway -- now exist in the e-book...
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Up in the Sky? More Down to Earth: ‘Super Granny’!

WHAM! BAM! POW? Put a SOCK in it, Arona Reiner gently states about the state of action comic books. She took action to do...
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The Personal and the Political

Throughout his life in politics, former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter often invoked the name of his Yiddish-speaking father, Harry, who left czarist Russia in...
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A Refusenik’s Story of Never Giving In

Yosef Mendelevich's memoir Unbroken Spirit, which tells of his life and times as a refusenik in the Soviet Union, begins with a bang, both...

Sendak’s Legacy Lives On at Rosenbach

Anyone who has ever been entranced by Max's wild rumpus with the titular characters from Where the Wild Things Are, Mickey's dough-fueled flight out...
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Batter Up! New Book Puts Focus on Major League Jewish Stars

Nearly all fans of baseball history have heard of Hank Greenberg. Most have heard of Al Rosen. But fewer have heard of Cal Abrams,...
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Wives More Challenged Than ‘Desperate’

It is interesting to note that The Secret Lives of Wives appeared in bookstores around the same time the television series Desperate Housewives began...
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Abandon ‘Hope’: Author Charts Terrain of Novel

Shalom Auslander, a 41-year-old fiction writer and essayist, lives in upstate New York and grew up in the Orthodox enclave of Monsey, N.Y. Much...