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July 24, 2006
Perusing the Bookshelf of the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

Our books buzz and backlash report.

July 24, 2006
Winkie

Winkie, Clifford Chase’s bizarre first novel, is far more than a one-note indictment of human-rights abuses. It’s also a parable, a bedtime story, and a phenomenal character study of a teddy bear.

July 24, 2006
Curious Georges

Georges Simenon, prolific genius of literary reduction, takes readers on a very bad road trip.

July 24, 2006
Ever-Changing-Mood Music

The genre-busting cult musician Theo Bleckmann tries his hand at the great American songbook.

July 24, 2006
The Approval Matrix: Week of July 24, 2006

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.

July 24, 2006
Jazz It Up

The 92nd Street Y’s Jazz in July festival, run by the excellent pianist-arranger Bill Charlap, offers tributes to late greats by living greats.

July 24, 2006
Turn Off Your TV

Two of the city’s top comedy troupes work outside the box.

July 24, 2006
Weekend in New England: Part II

The Williamstown Theatre Festival, now in full swing, brings acclaimed actors and directors to the Berkshires. Five bright spots worth the trip.

July 24, 2006
Cool As . . .

The Ice Factory drama festival returns with new work from emerging downtown companies.

July 17, 2006
A South Fork Story

They were the center of the Jazz Age social set and the models for F. Scott Fitzgerald characters. They served chilled sherry to Ernest Hemingway on the French Riviera. But Gerald and Sara Murphy’s romance started and ended in the Hamptons, where her self-made-millionaire father owned 600 acres—property that would be worth well over $1 billion today. Here’s a look at a piece of the lost Hamptons, through never-before-seen family photos dug out of boxes in the estate’s old garage.

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