Channel Esther: “Catch”

by Esther Cohen Yesterday sitting next to Howard Aaron at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor (go there if you haven’t already) he described visiting his mother in Mount Sinai Worst food ever he said But on the counter was a big sign: Catch of the Day. Someone wrote underneath Dr. Levine in Pediatrics.   […]

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December 15: The Haim Sisters

Alana Mychal Haim (center in the photo), the youngest of three sisters in the band Haim, was born in southern California on this date in 1991 to an Israeli father and an American mother, both musicians. Haim’s 2013 debut album, Days Are Gone, achieved #1 status in the United Kingdom and fetched critical comparisons to […]

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The Uncivil Servant: In Praise of Esperanto

by Mitchell Abidor Discussed in this essay: Bridge of Words by Esther Schor. Metropolitan Books, 2016, indexed, 364 pages SOME TIME NEAR the end of the 20th century, the late, lamented magazine Lingua Franca ran an article about the international language, Esperanto. It presented it so attractively that I immediately picked up some teach-yourself books, […]

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