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Garlic Fried Shrimp

Seafood: Spectacular Recipes for Every Season
And Great Music To Go Along with Each Dish

Sunday, September 15th, 2013
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“Too many cookbooks sit around gathering dust, which is a real shame,” say Pär-Anders Bergqvist and Anders Engvall in the introduction to their stunningly beautiful

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Poetry From the Rooftop

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
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“I break your heart because that is how a poem is supposed to begin, and then you break mine because that is how a poem

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Making a Big Difference with A Small Act

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
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Hilde Back escaped to Sweden during World War II, leaving her mother and father behind in Germany. Sweden had agreed to take in Jewish children,

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Summer Hair—Gleaming, Streaming, Flaxen, Waxen

Friday, June 3rd, 2011
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Nothing says summer like bronze tinged skin, golden hair, and pastel colored makeup. It’s refreshing and fun to change hair color or style to reflect

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A Son Is a Son Until He Takes a Wife…

Thursday, April 14th, 2011
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A word of advice for mothers of sons: before curling up with Joanna Trollope’s latest novel, pour yourself a stiff drink or a brisk cup

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Rooms with a View at the Metropolitan Museum

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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In 1806, Caspar David Friedrich, perhaps the greatest German artist of his generation, inaugurated a motif that sparked an artistic trend. Working in the challenging

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A Thrill Ride—The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
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Films from Sweden rarely become cultural events in New York. Brace yourselves. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the Swedish film with English subtitles based

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From Sweden with Love: Larsson’s Mesmerizing Series

Sunday, November 15th, 2009
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Stieg Larsson’s trilogy set in his native Sweden has taken the world by storm. Great mystery writers create great characters and Larsson succeeded with Lisbeth

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