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Book review: 'Year of Dangerous Days' revisits the 1980 bonfire by Biscayne Bay

Thick black smoke wafting over a looted business district. Thousands venting their anger over the death of a Black man at the hands of a la… Read more

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Book review: Past surfaces in the present in Penny's latest Three Pines mystery

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby” Read more

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Book review: Supermodel writes with 'No Filter' in new memoir

One unanticipated takeaway from Paulina Porizkova’s new collection of essays, “No Filter,” was to feel a great deal of empathy for the supe… Read more

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Book review: Dutch sisters join resistance in inspiring novel

In the years before the Second World War, the Netherlands was an uneasy and uncertain country. Hoping to embrace a policy of neutrality sho… Read more

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Book review: Two sisters are on the run in thrilling 'Anywhere You Run'

In 1964, I was graduating from a mostly white high school in Illinois. I was aware of the social upheaval in the South, including the murde… Read more

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Book review: 'The Girls in Navy Blue' a tale of friendship, perseverance

Yeomanettes were women who joined the Navy during World War I. They filled various roles, from typists to couriers to switch board operator… Read more

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BOOK CORNER: Gobble up these stories for post-dinner treat

On Thanksgiving the time after dinner (and pie) when our bellies are full is the perfect time to snuggle up and read a story to a little one Read more

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Book review: Author pitches overhaul of U.S. men's soccer in 'Switching Fields'

The men’s soccer World Cup begins today in Qatar, and with it the requisite questions of which team will emerge as the champion of the worl… Read more

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Book review: All of us need these cartoons in our lives

My favorite cartoon in the collection “Love & Vermin,” by New Yorker cartoonist Will McPhail, is the one that reads as follows: Read more

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Book review: Agent recounts friendship with 'Mrs. Kennedy' in moving work

A famous image: On Nov. 22, 1963, Secret Service Agent Clint Hill boosted himself onto the trunk of the presidential limousine to push Jacq… Read more

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