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The Last Whalers

Little, Brown & Company, 2019. $15.99, 368 pages. Consider the experience of sitting in a darkened theater to watch a show, where the artistry on stage cooks up a bit of Continue reading

Lay of the Land

Cosmic Fruit

COLD STRAWBERRY soup stimulates honeymooners. So goes the thought in rural France. Medieval botanists believed that strawberries, being many-seeded, aided fertility. Both Venus and Freyja, Roman and Norse goddesses of love, Continue reading

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Amity and Prosperity

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. $27, 336 pages. IN 2007, while crossing a Nigerian river atop a steel drum because a nearby bridge had collapsed, Eliza Griswold recalled the Interstate 35W Continue reading

Lay of the Land

Flight

THE GEESE LAND one day amid the asphalt and anger and radio static and sweat, their feathers bright against the dull shades of our lives. Celebrity comes quickly. Inmates press their Continue reading