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An Eighty-Year-Old Gets a Dancing Dragon Tattoo

On her ankle. OK, it’s only fiction, but this could happen—especially to a tempeh-eating Upper…


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A New Yorker Abroad—in ’60s Germany

A visit to Richard Wagner territory in Bayreuth brings a young New York Jew face…


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Balanchine!—In Book Form

Here comes a new biography, plus a nod to an esteemed classic about the choreography giant—followed by video…


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Our Book Reviews are Back. Part 2: Nonfiction

Facts matter. Our latest nonfiction book reviews run a wide gamut of facts, covering such…


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Our Book Reviews are Back. Part 1: Fiction

We start with four novels, telling tales—and tales within tales. Because…isn’t reality overrated?   The…


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The Life, Times, and Traumas of a Curlyhead

Tackling cowlicks, coils, frizz, and the coif-world’s Holy Grail—finding a decent haircut By Florence Blecher…


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Confessions of an Absent Sister

Involving pain, bewilderment, and an overdue reunion at a psychiatric hospital in Oregon By Deborah…


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Leopoldstadt on Broadway: A Review

Tom Stoppard’s highly anticipated take on the tragedy of Austro-German Jews is only occasionally riveting…


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You’ve Never Heard of Soundies?

These three-minute nostalgia-laden music and dance blasts, played on jukeboxes with screens in the 1940s,…


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Paws-a-tively Ready for Their Close-Ups

Carmen González, who is very possibly New York’s ulti-mutt dog photographer, ruffs—oops, riffs—on her career…


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Dining with Strangers in their Home

Shared-economy alternatives to restaurant meals are a quick way of making new friends—no tips required…


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A Book That’ll Jolt Your Mind

Everyday Play: A Campaign Against Boredom is a quirky, offbeat, maybe even subversive guide to…


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New York City’s Best Knitting Shops

Local yarn dens provide an antidote to high-level urban stress in a clubby setting. By…


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