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Friends & Family

by Laurene Sorensen

Several notable works of late-millennium journalism profile ordinary people. Studs Terkel’s Working, a series of interviews with members of the American workforce, is a good example of this. More recently, Alan Wolfe, in One Nation,... Read More

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Mission Memoirs

by Laurene Sorensen

On a miserable December day in southern California, designer and art director Terry Ruscin drove to the church at Mission San Luis, Rey de Francia to hear a performance of Handel’s Messiah. The music was familiar enough, but for Ruscin... Read More

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The Global Grill

by Laurene Sorensen

To those whose idea of grilling is a backyard barbecue—good plain protein and lots of it—Sloan’s compendium of marinades, rubs, sauces and intricate multipart recipes for foods like Portuguese-Style Grilled Chicken with Piri-Piri... Read More

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Eat Yourself Slim

by Laurene Sorensen

Modifying our eating habits often means first recognizing, and then modifying, a wide gamut of social behaviors: the vessels we eat from, the company we keep, the way we celebrate. Eat Yourself Slim takes this principle to a new level.... Read More

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Different Voices

by Laurene Sorensen

Different Voices, Walter Febrick’s novella, is a California dream—the kind of dream that you wake up from, urgent to tell someone what happened, say “…and then…,” and fall back asleep till you’ve dreamed the next thread of... Read More

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In Natural Light

by Laurene Sorensen

The cover page of this elegantly presented volume describes Michael Anania’s poetic territory as the Midwestern plains and the Chicago cityscape. The territory is, however, equally if not more about jazzmen and German expressionists,... Read More

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