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Harvey Shapiro, who passed away in early January just weeks before his 89th birthday, was the partner of my mother, Galen Williams, for 15 years. They had known each other for decades beforehand, as Harv (as I came to call him) moved in the same literary circles for many decades that my mother and my father, the late William Rossa Cole, traveled in.
Bakshi, who grow up in Brownsville, is one of the pioneers of American animation.
What to make of a city like Detroit? Once a thriving metropolis that lured working-class strivers with solid paychecks and stable neighborhoods, it now attracts attention like a deadly pile up on the freeway, with journalists (and readers) slowing to crane their necks and gawk.
Might my handwriting reveal something about me that I dont already know? Flipping through the pages of Philip Henshers Missing Ink, I was delighted to find that of the many pictorial examples given, my own hand most closely resembles Adolf Hitlers.
As a popular literary novelist, a key writer in the European magic realism movement, and a public intellectual whose work appears in all and sundry forms, Grasss personal journal is guaranteed an enduring scholastic interest.
On the occasion of the legendary composer/musician/producers 85th birthday, Mitch Leigh welcomed publisher Phong Bui to his Upper East Side office to talk about his life and work.
Nancy Cohens book Delirium is a carefully researched and rigorously argued account of the role of sex-related issues in shaping modern American politics.
1968, in a tone of unassailable authority, an ethicist by the name of Joseph Fletcher stated that parents should feel no guilt about putting a Downs syndrome baby away.
When a significant right is threatened it is strange to think that our Supreme Court would suddenly abandon its ideals.