Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775
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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When I was growing up back in the late 1950s and '60s, modernism -- and not the ubiquitous post-modernism that was spawned by the excesses and political shenanigans of the 1960s -- was the foundation of the temple where we literary types worshipped. And at the center of that temple stood Gertrude Stein, doyenne of a Paris salon that included...
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