Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775
The sensual pleasures of Paris, with a twist
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When French Seduction appeared in my office several months ago, I very nearly let out a shout of pure joy. At last, here was a writer who was going to tackle French culture and society head on and reveal the whole naked truth. And, perhaps best of all, the writer, Eunice Lipton, happened to be Jewish, and her expertise was...
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The psychological ramifications of a disciplinarian
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Haunted by Parents . What an extraordinary title -- for no one has ever gone unscathed by the people who've reared them. In fact, according to Leonard Shengold, M.D., who chose this unforgettable title for his most recent book, published by Yale University Press, even some of the most accomplished individuals in various fields of endeavor have displayed the deleterious...
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Actor Michael Tucker lets the good thymes roll in his roamin' holiday of food, wine and ... kibitz
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Basta with the pasta, Michele; what about the bagels? "Ah, the bagels," and Michael Tucker lets out a whisper of wonder, letting on he's a man who's known a good bialy in his life. "Making bagels in a 400-year-old Italian oven. That's a great idea! It'll be the first bagel in that oven. Let's do it!" Why not? He's done...
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It's always an adventure to open a book dealing with someone of supreme talent about whom you know little or -- better still -- nothing at all. Each time you do so, it makes you acutely aware of how many noteworthy writers and artists have fallen through the cracks during every period of history. And when you consider women artists...
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There were a number of reasons why I purchased In Balanchine's Company -- mostly because I enjoy reading memoirs written by dancers of all stripes, especially those who were pioneers in famous companies and appeared in the premieres of classic ballets. But the true selling point in this case was that the book, a memoir by Barbara Milberg Fisher, published...
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