Review: Patience
Sep19

Review: Patience

As The Beatles sang, memorably, many years ago, "we all want to change the world." Patience would be a terrific place to start — not to mention an excellent New Year’s resolution!

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Now Dig This: Charles White
Sep05

Now Dig This: Charles White

He was not only an extraordinarily gifted artist who produced powerfully moving works of art; he was also an important pioneer who inspired a generation of young black artists to believe that they, too, had something of urgent importance to say.

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Little Princes
Jul03

Little Princes

Lest you fear that this might be just another chronicle of do-good activity in a distant part of the world, let me assure you that it’s also an extraordinarily compelling human drama.

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Review: ‘Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience’
Jun07

Review: ‘Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience’

Millennial madness is with us again as December 2012 looms and, with it, the end of the world as we know it, as "predicted" by the Mayan calendar. It’s a good moment, then, to take note of Richard Landes’ Heaven on Earth.

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Buddhist Books for Children
May15

Buddhist Books for Children

I spent a delightful afternoon yesterday reading the Barefoot Books collection of Indian Tales, as told by Shenaaz Naji…

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A Disappointing Night Out
Mar09

A Disappointing Night Out

It seems to me that a good restaurant that asks high prices for its fare should want to maintain its reputation, for both the quality of its food and the graciousness of its service.

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