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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

George Heymont | Posted 11.26.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

The "power of one" is often unavoidable. One is also the term used to designate a person's singularity. Popular slogans such as "One person, one vote" and "One for all and all for one" have become a part of our political landscape.

Josiane Balasko Stars in The Hedgehog

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.21.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

The idea of an 11 year-old from an affluent Parisian family who decides to commit suicide at age 12 because her "fishbowl" life is "not for her" does not strike me as funny, but it is a reigning conceit of Mona Achache's crowd-pleasing film The Hedgehog.

Found in Translation: Honoring Literary Translators

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I recently received an email from a reader who admonished me for not recognizing just who made it possible for me to read all those wonderful books from around the world: the literary translators.

Marilynne Robinsin, Zoe Heller On Shortlist For World's Most Lucrative Literary Prize

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The UK author, whose other works include Notes on a Scandal, is on the eight-strong list with The Believers. British writers Ross Raisin and Robert E...

Why The Elegance of the Hedgehog Is For Grownups

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

This is a small, intimate novel about an exceedingly well-educated concierge in a Paris apartment building and her relationships. Here are five reasons I think this book is essential reading for grown ups.

Wake up and Smell the Tea

Alex Henry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Henry

What might happen if the entire world tried switching from coffee to tea for, say, a week?