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Book Review: Mistletoe Man: A China Bales Mystery

. . . Mistletoe Man: A China Bales Mystery by Susan Wittig Albert Berkeley, 296 pp., $21.95 We all know that good fences make good neighbors, but judging from Mistletoe Man, the latest herbal...

Book Review: A Book of Memories

. . . A Book of Memories by Péter Nádas translated by Ivan Sanders with Imre Goldstein Overlook Press, 720 pp., $14.95 (paper) You may think the world needs another 700-page Hungarian novel like...

Book Review: Le Mariage

. . . Le Mariage by Diane Johnson Dutton, 322 pp., $23.95 Johnson writes like a 20th-century Jane Austen, all rapt observation and wry comment. Close in tone and spirit to her bestselling Le...

Left Out in the Cold

On the morning of May 19, Honduran worker Jose Israel Lopez Guerrero, 26, was beaten to death in front of witnesses under the bridge at Springdale Road near Boggy Creek. The assailants — whom...

Room at the Inn

Dressed in a stylish black-and-white polo shirt, long, baggy shorts, and white tennis shoes, 15-year-old Rollin could pass for any American high school student. He has bright brown eyes, youthfully rounded cheeks, a charming...

Book Review: Anonymous Rex

. . . Anonymous Rex A Detective Story by Eric Garcia Villard, 276 pp., $23 Anonymous Rex leaps out of its gumshoe formula fast enough to break the genre barrier. Imagine a hard-boiled detective...

Top 10 Y2K Top 10 Lists

Things To Do With All That Leftover “Year 2000” Crap 1. Create a time capsule; everything is already labeled. 2. Save for next New Year’s Eve. Invite clueless guests to next year’s bash. 3....

Poké Who?

Despite my Hello Kitty fixation (Did you know that Hello Kitty lives in London?), even I am forced to admit that there are other inhabitants in the Sanrio Universe. Designed to appeal to Sanrio’s...