Dog Day Afternoon

It's always hard to share the holidays with someone of different politics — even the politics of dog training. Put Cesar Millan and the…

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Power Plants

There are people who’ll tell you that medicinal plants exist all over: in public parks, along roadsides, and some even in your own backyard….

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Shop at Barney's

The Cremaster Cycle films are either your thing, or they're not. If you like lush, shocking, obliquely allegorical art films, none is finer. Matthew…

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The Franz

Love him, hate him, Oprah outcast Jonathan Franzen has a place on bookshelves across the country. His 2001 novel The Corrections provided fodder for…

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Spanglish Probably Won't Cut It

For eight years, native speakers and other people who can hold up their end of a literary conversation in Spanish have gathered at the…

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The Tennis Ball Diaries

Last month, the publishing industry threw its back out promoting the father-son memoirs Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Meth Addiction and…

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