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  • 10 years ago

    An aging couple still reeling from the wife's affair with an American soldier enters a fresh hell when the woman receives a diagnosis suspiciously like cancer in Nobuo Kojima's Embracing Family, first published in 1965. Humorless Shunsuke can do n...

  • 11 years ago

    Academic Sarah Churchwell wades through the conflicting bios of the legend so that you don't have to. She looks beyond the fixed image of Monroe as "visual cliché," and refers to a photo taken shortly before her death in which an otherwise ...

  • 12 years ago

    Portions of this article have been updated. Bypassed by most travelers through Liberty International Newark Airport en route to more far-flung destinations, Newark is in the midst of a comeback, though not completely revitalized. Two developments,...

  • 12 years ago

    Dannii Minogue's Neon Nights, which spawned four Top 10 U.K. singles, finds Kylie's little sis (gracing the cover in a black halter dress and gold sequined heels) in a seductive mood. The Aussie princess demands her pleasure in the opening track, ...

  • 12 years ago

    With Almost Transparent Blue (1976) Ryu Murakami emerged as a chronicler of Japan's lost generation, the disaffected kids who grew up in the shadow of WW II with the singular burden of living in an increasingly wealthy country. (One of his more gr...

  • 12 years ago

    Feeling like a fish out of water? The Parks Department's outdoor pools are open from late June to Labor Day, and its indoor pools are available (with a minimal fee) for lap swimming year-round. The city's beaches are as diverse as its neighborhood...

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