Wednesday

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Author Interviews

For Parents, The Return Of Tough Love?

Your kids are perfect — just don't tell them that. NurtureShock, the new book by Po Bronson, explores how Americans have misunderstood the role of praise in parenting and what we can do to save our kids from ourselves.

For Parents, The Return Of Tough Love?
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Tuesday

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Author Interviews

Dan Fante, Confronting His Demons On The Page

Novelist and playwright Dan Fante writes about alcoholism, drug addiction and failed attempts at literary success — all of which he has experienced himself. He discusses the process of reliving his past on paper.

Dan Fante, Confronting His Demons On The Page
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Monday

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Friday

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Music Interviews

The Twisted Words Of Nick Cave

The Australian singer-composer and his band The Bad Seeds are best known for his angry, twisted ballad-like lyrics. Their most recent albums were last year's Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! and Live at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Twisted Words Of Nick Cave
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Thursday

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Music Reviews

Steve Lehman, Finding A Computer-Assisted 'Flow'

Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the latest CD by alto saxophonist Steve Lehman and his octet. In Travail, Transformation & Flow, Lehman continues his work using computer models to create and drive his improvisation.

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Tuesday

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Book Reviews

A Waltz Through Depression-Era Art And Culture

Morris Dickstein's dazzling new cultural history of the Great Depression, called Dancing in the Dark, is one of those "everything but the kitchen sink" kind of books — that really works.

A Waltz Through Depression-Era Art And Culture
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Friday

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Music Articles

Remastering, And Re-Appreciating, The Beatles

The Beatles Remasters promises a clearer sound and truer look at the group's music catalog. Rock historian Ed Ward takes another listen to the iconic British band and finds that there's always more to discover.

Remastering, And Re-Appreciating, The Beatles
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Movies

Campion's 'Bright', Poetic Romance

Set in the 19th century, Jane Campion's Bright Star centers on the unconsummated affair of John Keats and his Hampstead neighbor. Reviewer David Edelstein says the film doesn't have a single less-than-perfect performance.

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Thursday

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