May 30, 2008 "There are two types of people in Primm; people with teeth and people without teeth. But it's mostly the latter," a man warns on the way to the Nevada border-town. Less than an hour from Las Vegas, it may not be as beautiful — but it's certainly cheaper and possibly more fun.
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May 30, 2008 Imagine a world where an airline pays you to travel. Spirit Airlines paid some travelers two cents — a penny each way — to travel to Las Vegas and Los Angeles. All the passengers had to pay were the taxes. Those came out to about $18.
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May 30, 2008 Residents of Manhattan share their thoughts about the movie Sex and the City, shoes and new styles for summer. Day to Day's New York fashion contributor Najwa Moses shares her thoughts and theirs with host Madeleine Brand.
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May 29, 2008 Weddings are supposed to be one of the happiest days in a lifetime. But it doesn't turn out to be a fairy tale day for everyone. It's a day that can be crimped or ruined by bridezillas, grooms with cold feet and embarrasing best-man toasts.
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May 28, 2008 Many an organic manifesto has hit the bookstore of late, but Simply Organic is different: light on sermonizing, and neck-deep in great recipes that highlight familiar seasonal flavors. Try Asparagus and Scallops and, for dessert, the Basil-Lemon Cake.
May 28, 2008 Summertime is salad time! Try an Arugula and Avocado Salad with Shaved Parmesan, topped with a garlicky lemon dressing. Or, if you still can't warm up to your leafy greens, maybe a sprightly Chicken Salad with Fruit and Toasted Pecans is more to your liking?
May 27, 2008 "Worldly but not pretentious, Joyce Goldstein's book appeals to the grown-up palate that doesn't mind if it never sees an iceberg wedge again," says T. Susan Chang. If this sounds like you, try Figs, Greens, and Prosciutto with Gorgonzola Cream Dressing or Grilled Squid Stuffed with Rice and Shrimp.
May 27, 2008 Sangria is one of the great pleasures of summer entertaining; its fruity, winey buzz goes equally well with spicy dishes and cool salads. So pour a glass of Wildberry or Spanish Sangria — the recipe's on us.
May 27, 2008 With just four or five ingredients and an ice cream maker, you can surrender to the arctic charms of Pistachio Gelato or Melon Sorbetto. You don't even have to separate an egg.
May 27, 2008 Somehow, seafood always tastes better in the summer, and this book, says T. Susan Chang, is like "having your smart aunt in the kitchen, saving you from your own foolish, blundering self." Why not start with Key West Ceviche or center a meal on the Grilled Dorade with Hoisin Glaze?
May 27, 2008 Rick Rodgers works with familiar warm-weather flavors and tweaks them just a bit. Try it yourself with Spaghetti with Roasted Summer Vegetable Sauce or Grilled Chicken with White Rosemary Barbecue Sauce.
May 27, 2008 This book streamlines strong flavors into bold, relatively simple recipes. Our recommendations? Easy Memphis-Style Barbecued Pork Spareribs or Smoke-Roasted Chicken Thighs with Maple Barbecue Sauce.
May 27, 2008 The temporary textures of lives in transit thread through the short stories in Sana Krasikov's debut collection, which focuses on Russian immigrants and exiles, characters who have been uprooted so often and so violently that their only notion of home is that which they carry within themselves.
May 27, 2008 This wisecracking, story-telling treasury of Southern cooking offers a variety of delicious dishes. Some, like Apricot Rice Salad, have an elegant, dinner-on-the-porch feel. Others (All for Okra and Okra for All), are resolutely egalitarian.
May 27, 2008 This 1971 debut novel by actor-turned-writer Thomas Tryon is a portrait of psychological decay and transference between identical twin boys born, incongruously, on different days (one before, the other just after midnight) and with different Zodiac signs.
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