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Eat & Drink
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Star Chef Dan Barber’s ‘Third Plate’

 Many people who trouble themselves over picking the freshest produce at the farmers market will stop at a grocery on their way home for a package of processed bread. It’s the sort of half-measure that frustrates Dan Barber, the James Beard Award-winning Manhattan chef who pioneered
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
 The 1960s were the last time westerns dominated TV programming. “Cimarron Strip” (1967-1968) was one of the better examples of the genre from that period. It stared iron-faced Stuart Whitman as a U.S. Marshal in a frontier town, holding the line against psychotics and hardened
Books
Monday, May 26, 2014

George L. Mosse’s Cultural History

A refugee from Nazi Germany, George Mosse (1918-1999) fled with his family to England and was attending college in the U.S.
Album Reviews
Thursday, May 22, 2014
 The four-piece began as a ’70s high school band called Ozone and evolved into The Ones as they moved toward punk by decade’s end. The CD includes the best moments culled from live and rehearsal tapes. Best of all are both sides of the lone single they recorded in 1980, the prize for
Film
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

'True story’ of class and race in 18th-century England

 One of the pleasures of Jane Austen involves following the protagonist as she navigates a society as regulated as a chessboard. The laws governing inheritance are clearly defined; behavior between the sexes is carefully codified; the rules of conduct between the classes are
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
 Geoffrey Rush plays Virgil, a man whose sad, creased face hides many secrets. His loneliness barely masked by towering hauteur, Virgil is an art appraiser-auctioneer called into a half-ruined villa to evaluate the contents. Curiosity and, eventually, desire draw him into a fraught relationship with