Displaying articles for: March 2013

From Gooroo's Pro-Magnon Kitchen

Hunting locally, gathering sustainably—foraging with the future of mankind in mind.

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The Fun Parts

Are punchy prose and revelatory antics the key to a short story renaissance?

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Salt Sugar Fat

Has the rise of processed food created a generation of addicts?

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Alone on the Ice

A 1913 exploration of Antarctica takes a death-defying turn.

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Benediction

A view of the Colorado landscape and a family's new horizon.

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Out of Order

Tales of the High Bench's history, from the first female justice to take her place on the Court.

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Speedboat

A long-out-of-print gem of wry postmodernism returns.

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Ten White Geese

A Welsh farmhouse offers a garden of earthly delights.

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Middle C

Why the eighty-eight-year old novelist's new work reads like a debut.

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Lean In

Facebook’s COO on female empowerment, in business and beyond.

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April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.