Monthly Archives: June 2017

Behind Closed Doors. B. A. Paris

Paris, B.A. Behind Closed Doors. HarperCollins London, 2016. F;6/17. This one is either light summer reading or a penetrating look at psychopathy, depending on how seriously you take the idea that there are brilliant horrifying bastards (nearly all men) bent … Continue reading

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The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories. Penelope Lively.

Lively, Penelope. The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories. Penguin Random Host, New York. 2016. F;6/17. This English author is quite the grande dame (literally; she carries the prefix Dame) of English lit, having published dozens of books and stories, … Continue reading

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Kissa Tanto, Vancouver.

June 2017 This faux-downscale place is the second venue of the creators of Bao Bei, owner Tannis Ling, executive chef Joël Watanabe, and sous chef Alain Chow. It’s an interesting fusion of two superb cuisines: Japanese and Italian. The first … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Beauty. Richard Prum.

Prum, Richard. The Evolution of Beauty. Doubleday, New York. 2017. NF;5/17. In my book Forbidden Food I described a university lecture in evolution I attended in about 1970. I stumbled from the portable classroom dazzled with the realization that ideas … Continue reading

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