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  • The Siren's Call: The power of books, the power within

    The Siren's Call: The power of books, the power within
    There's something inspiring for old-fashioned book lovers out there about an early scene in Deborah Harkness' novel "A Discovery of Witches" (Viking: 579 pp., $28.95). Magical creatures suddenly gather as a woman opens a legendary lost book. Never mind...
  • Italy's duoMo hotel is fit for Fellini

    Italy's duoMo hotel is fit for Fellini
    Even its irreverent name, an odd mix of upper- and lowercase letters, suggests the whimsy of the duoMo hotel. Noted industrial architect Ron Arad headed the design team for this futuristic hotel in Rimini, hometown of Italian director Federico Fellini....
  • Summer page-turners

    Act of Passion A Novel Georges Simenon New York Review Books: $14.95 paper Though successful at his work and family life, a doctor grows dissatisfied and restless and thinks a casual affair is the perfect answer—until the consequences are far...
  • A word-magus gets his due

    A word-magus gets his due
    I admired [Robert Louis] Stevenson; I did more than that. I did what we are not supposed to do with the characters we encounter in books -- I identified with him. --John Crowley, "Robert Louis Stevenson and the Dilemma of an Uncritical Readership" I...
  • Go down, Crowley: The end of "Aegypt"

    By Ed Park Though 20 years have passed between the publication of the start and finish of John Crowley's tetralogy "Aegypt" -- time enough, in publishing terms, for the oeuvre to take on the luster of the "Corpus Hermeticum" whose implications it relates...
  • Church weighs in on alien life

    This past weekend I visited Jet Propulsion Laboratory during its annual open house. I was told by JPL media relations that about 30,000 to 40,000 visitors attended the event. I was in high school the last time I attended a JPL open house, attending as...
  • Mixing religion, extraterrestrial beings

    Last week I visited Jet Propulsion Laboratory during its annual open house. I was told by JPL media relations that about 30,000 to 40,000 visitors attended the event. I was in high school the last time I attended a JPL open house, attending as part of an...