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Like Flies from Afar

This amazing mix of crime novel and detective story—think Jim Thompson—is even more of a nightmare—think Kafka—stunning in its power and originality. It should entice foremost crime noir aficionados, with potential to break out to a wider audience.

A Woman's Place: The Inventors, Rumrunners, Lawbreakers, Scientists, and Single Moms Who Changed the World with Food

This diverse gastronomic overview would especially interest high school students for possible projects. The illustrations by Olah and list of further reading complement the text and make for an entertaining way to learn about women in culinary history.

My Straight Son (Azul y no tan rosa)

The Spanish title of this film, Azul y no tan rosa (literally, Blue and Not So Pink), does a better job of capturing its colorful spirit than the prosaic My Straight Son. Although some elements of the plot are a bit contrived, the film is well executed, intelligent, and sweet. Fans of the Pedro Almodóvar school of filmmaking will appreciate its quirky, life-affirming, and visually arresting qualities.

Capturing Reality

Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, Albert Maysles, and 35 other documentarians from around the world share their views on crafting nonfiction films in this satisfying addition to cinematic scholarship...

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