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  • Move it and lose it at 'Minsky's'

    Move it and lose it at 'Minsky's'
    A good dancer does more than just defy gravity; he seems to have his own personal supply -- a force field that shapes space and time around his movements. Every impulse has weight and no energy is wasted, even in the enervating trial and error of...
  • Estelle Getty, 84; 'Golden Girls' actress brought humor, depth to mother roles

    Estelle Getty, 84; 'Golden Girls' actress brought humor, depth to mother roles
    Estelle Getty, whose acting career bloomed late in life with her Emmy-winning performance as Sophia Petrillo, the wisecracking mother of Bea Arthur's character on the popular NBC sitcom "The Golden Girls," died Tuesday. She was 84. Getty, who also won...
  • Books that give kids a taste of other cultures

    Oh, you can groan when the preschooler in your life crawls into your lap and demands, "Read this one to me." But you know you love it. You know you love to watch them learn -- you can almost see the little mental gears turning (or, to use a more modern...
  • Feel at home at Blue Moon and other boutique NYC hotels

    New York Some small hotels have lobby cats. The Lower East Side's Blue Moon Hotel presents the reception area mom. "What kind of tea do you want? Is it in there?" Rita Settenbrino asks while I sort through a small continental breakfast buffet that has...
  • 'Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen' by David Sax

    'Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen' by David Sax
    Save the Deli In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen David Sax Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 320 pp., $24 The wandering of the Jews is frozen in the marble of the corned beef on rye. The fall of the Temple, the...
  • Shakespeare, now starring at Geffen Playhouse

    Shakespeare, now starring at Geffen Playhouse
    As he watched the World Trade Center towers implode, Bill Cain, playwright and native New Yorker, felt a surge of fury pass through him. But as an ordained Jesuit priest, he was able to tap into another, equally powerful emotion. "I knew the only way to...
  • 'The Essays of Leonard Michaels' by Leonard Michaels

    'The Essays of Leonard Michaels' by Leonard Michaels
    The Essays of Leonard Michaels Leonard Michaels Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 206 pp., $26 Until Leonard Michaels was 5 and learned English in school, he spoke only Yiddish in the Lower East Side enclave where his Polish-Jewish parents raised him. And maybe...
  • 'Ground Up' by Michael Idov

    Ground Up A Novel Michael Idov Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 286 pp., $14 paper Full disclosure: I am thanked in the acknowledgments section of "Ground Up." Yes, I was one of the anonymous "very, very few patrons" of Café Trotsky, the kaffeehaus that...
  • 'The Puzzle King: A Novel' by Betsy Carter

    'The Puzzle King: A Novel' by Betsy Carter
    The kernel of Betsy Carter's third novel, "The Puzzle King," is a powerful bit of family lore that takes up no more than a paragraph of her 2002 memoir, "Nothing to Fall Back On": the story of the time, in 1936, that her mother's German-born American...
  • Astral Weeks: Fangs of New York

    Astral Weeks: Fangs of New York
    " Vampires have quite the pop culture cachet," says the excellently named Cubby Freeze in Charlie Huston's blood-soaked "My Dead Body" (Del Rey: 302 pp., $14 paper), itself the last in a series of books that can be shoehorned -- along with the "Sookie...
  • 'Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression' by Morris Dickstein

    'Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression' by Morris Dickstein
    Morris Dickstein's "Dancing in the Dark" is not exactly the syncretic "Cultural History of the Great Depression" that its subtitle promises -- at best, the book treats inferentially the broad political and social trends of that desperate, crucial era. Let...