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The Badlands in South Dakota. Photo by Hayley Juhl
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Book review: Blacktop – Driving Across America

The destinations Juhl describes, such as a highway in Kansas, belie their mystery at first, as do the photographs of, say, a road-sign in the desert. But the sign says “Eureka”– there really is a place called that. And does “Buford” really have a population of one?

Book review: Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover
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Book review: Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover

As the New Year was approaching, a Nanos Research opinion survey indicated that Stephen Harper was regaining support due to perceived foreign policy successes and tax cuts.

CD Review: Trio 3 + Vijay Iyer (Wiring/Intakt)
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CD Review: Trio 3 + Vijay Iyer (Wiring/Intakt)

Trio 3 is alto saxophonist Oliver Lake, and the tough-to-beat rhythm section of bassist Reggie Workman, and drummer Andrew Cyrille.

Restaurant review image courtesy of stock.xchange.
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Restaurant review: Pasteizza

With its friendly staff, calm, intimate atmosphere, and incredible food, Pasteizza is a must-visit for anyone searching for pizza, pasta — or paradise.

CD Review: Baptiste Trotignon  (HIT/Naïve)
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CD Review: Baptiste Trotignon (HIT/Naïve)

There is an overwhelming sense of joy and playfulness in this latest album by French pianist Baptiste Trotignon, who has never sounded better.

Chaja and Elizabeth Wajnberg, with Srulec and Lusia, Lodz 1949. (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Wajnberg)
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Review: Sheymes, A Family Album after the Holocaust

As survivors of the Holocaust dwindle in numbers, the burden of memory and the compulsion to record falls on the shoulders of their offspring.

Photo courtesy of Shen Yun 2015
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Preview: Shen Yun 2015

Once referred to as the Sleeping Giant, China is set to overtake the U.S. in ten years as the world’s biggest economy. What about its culture?

Edwina hosts live music groups on Fridays. Photo Thomas Southmayd
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Edwina earns her spot in N.D.G.’s comfort food scene

Anna and I had just finished a 6pm class on Monday night and were on the hunt for something new for dinner, not knowing exactly what we were craving.

Jack Kerouac by photographer Tom Palumbo, circa 1956
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Kerouac’s On the Road: Revisiting a Beatnik classic

I first read On the Road by Jack Kerouac when I was 15, on vacation with my parents at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico.

CD review: Leonard Cohen’s Popular Problems
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CD review: Leonard Cohen’s Popular Problems

The Leonard Cohen we know and love is back with the gift that keeps on giving: his magical way with words, his spiritual side, the music that flows therefrom, and that distinctive voice – limited in range, but deeply resonant.