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Album Reviews
Saturday, March 15, 2014
 Finland seldom races to mind as a center for avant-garde jazz, yet the nation on Europe’s northeast corner has been home to a thriving scene. Prominent among Finnish improvisers is saxophonist-flutist Juhani Aaltonen, 78 years old but undimmed and leading a young ensemble in edgy
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Saturday, March 15, 2014
 Bad actions have terrible consequences when a lavish-living lawyer (Michael Fassbender) falls into the orbit of the drug traffickers he represents. Written by Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men) and directed by Ridley Scott, The Counselor is a superb contemporary film noir set in a bleak
Eat & Drink
Friday, March 14, 2014
 Going vegan is a leap in our society, and the authors of Mayim’s Vegan Table (published by Da Capo) arrived by small steps. Mayim Bialik and Jay Gordon were spurred by the
Sunday, March 9, 2014

One man’s quest to replicate a Dutch master

  With color and texture, Johannes Vermeer brought small corners of the world to life. Vermeer’s paintings seem to glow with inner illumination and can resemble