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Speaking Volumes: Worth 1,000 Words

There's a certain kind of Depression photograph that many people recognize instantly, and that they may even be able to call up in their...
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On the Scene: Paging Jennifer Weiner!

Who wouldn't want to be in her shoes these days? With the release tomorrow of "In Her Shoes," the Cameron Diaz-Toni Collette-Shirley MacLaine starrer based...
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U.S. Citizen Delves Into Her Family’s Nazi Past

Ernestine Bradley, wife of former presidential candidate and New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bill Bradley, arrived in the United States from her native Germany as...

Understanding the Awe

For Reuven Hammer, the High Holidays are associated with the sights and sounds of an upstate New York autumn - leaves turning color, chestnuts...
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Something Unspeakable

Earlier this year, the Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld published a memoir, titled The Story of a Life, about his childhood spent on the run...
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Speaking Volumes: From That Moment …

Michael Grana says he knew from the age of 10. That was back in 1963. "I was infatuated with Barbra Streisand," he explains. "I...
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Speaking Volumes: Lighting the Way: When a film outshines the novel at its core

When readers become deeply attached to a popular or classic novel, they're often not happy with what's done to it when it's adapted to...
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Speaking Volumes: Something Big in the Air

"New York had all the iridescence of the beginning of the world," wrote novelist and short story writer F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1932 of...

Speaking Volumes: Home Away From Home

These days, Michael Eisner sounds exactly like a member of my family. Let me explain. A few weeks ago, I noted that I was...
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Speaking Volumes: All Work and No Play? It makes them more than dull little...

Vivian Gussin Paley, a longtime kindergarten teacher and author with a score of titles to her credit, made her mark as an educator by...