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Two Languages for Every Child

By May 17, 2013 no comments Permalink

Getty Images As a little kid, I was exposed to the Sicilian dialect that was my grandfather’s only language, though none of it stuck beyond his imperatives of “Mangia. Mangia.” When my grandfather died, when I was 10, the second language of our family died as well. In high school and college, I was a…

An Interview With Dennis Lehane

Getty Images Dennis Lehane is the author of ten novels — including New York Times bestsellers Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River, Shutter Island, The Given Day, and Moonlight Mile, as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. His latest bestseller, Live By Night, recently won the prestigious Edgar Award for “Best…

Generation Yawn

By May 6, 2013 no comments Permalink

W e were sitting in a booth at a roadside restaurant. We’d driven 10 hours that day, on our way home to New York, through the hills and hollows and flatlands of a bleary winter stretch of the Carolinas into Virginia. The hotel we had checked into was a discount chain off the highway, behind…

A Polish Market With a Roll Call of Kielbasa

By January 13, 2013 no comments Permalink

Sebastian Lenda carried a rack of smoked kielbasas in the kitchen of Jubilat Provisions in Brooklyn. Credit Brian Harkin for The New York Times   JUBILAT PROVISIONS is just a few blocks south of Park Slope, in an area that is gentrifying rapidly, but the Polish market’s low-slung stretch of Fifth Avenue cornered by expressways…

Our Italian Year – June

By July 23, 2012 no comments Permalink

Our time in Italy was running out, and there was still so much to do. In June, we hit the road for an extended tour through the regions that shared our part of central Italy. Both Umbria and Le Marche are less-travelled and lesser-known than Tuscany, yet both regions feature similar rolling and lush landscapes…