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'Schiaparelli': The Shocking, Shadowed Life Of A Fashion Icon

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 5:14am

A new biography by Meryle Secrest looks at the troubled life of designer Elsa Schiaparelli — renowned as the Queen of Fashion, a glamorous innovator whose career never recovered from World War II.

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For This Baseball Season, Roger Angell Has Just The 'Ticket'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:40pm

The American League Championship Series begins tonight. Writer Kate Tuttle says Roger Angell's 1988 collection of essays, Season Ticket, is the perfect accompaniment to the postseason.

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Porridge Aficionados Vie To Make Theirs The Breakfast Of Champions

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:27pm

Once derided as Scottish food better suited to horses than people, porridge these days is more cool than gruel. In the U.K., competitions have porridge lovers battling with their best recipes.

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In 'Whiplash,' A Young Drummer Plays Till He Bleeds

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:06pm

Director Damien Chazelle's second film centers on the agony of a drummer in a high-powered music school. The movie ties you into knots: The fear of failure is omnipresent. So is the jazz vibe.

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Inconsistent Memories Are Revisited In 'The Affair,' A Captivating New Drama

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:06pm

The Showtime show is about two people who betray their spouses and fall into a relationship. It's told from more than one perspective, and the actors are so likable, you forgive them their trespasses.

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'You Can't Be This Furry' And Other Life Lessons From Gary Shteyngart

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:06pm

In Little Failure, the novelist recounts his emigration from the USSR to the U.S. when he was 7. For the first few years, he says, he would sit alone in the cafeteria, talking to himself in Russian.

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