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PRAY

When George Hodgman was a boy, he and his mother ended the day holding hands and praying. Not just for themselves, but for all the people in their tiny Missouri town.

Leaving Berlin

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One of the greatest spy novels of our lifetime, and no, it’s not James Bond.

Sticking to His Roots to Save a Culture from Extinction

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Sticking to his roots to save a culture from extinction.

Valentine’s Day: I Used To Scorn It. Now? 25 Loving Suggestions.

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Jesse Kornbluth takes a turn for romanticism as Valentine’s Day nears.

Teddy Thompson: Top 5

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Jesse Kornbluth puts Teddy Thompson in his Top 5 best music artists, and reviews some of his hits.

Rogue Male

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We fear the unaffiliated terrorist, the lone wolf who looks like us, lives in our neighborhoods and waits for an opportunity to kill us. It was simpler in the old days, and simplest of all in “Rogue Male,” the story of a man who decides to kill the biggest target in the world. Jesse Kornbluth reviews.

Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

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Wabi-sabi isn’t anything new — it dates all the way back to the 12th century. But with the help of Leonard Koren’s book, Jesse Kornbluth demonstrates its uses in the world today.

Have You Gotten Your Fitbit Yet?

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews fitness’s hottest item—a wireless activity and sleep wristband.

Boots on the Ground? This Question Takes Me Back to 2003, and ‘Stuff Happens’

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews David Hare’s “Stuff Happens”.

The Child Is The Father To The Man

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One of the songs Beth Hart did at the Highline surprised Jesse Kornbluth: “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know.” Now that was inside. And it reminded him to remind you…

Krishna Das: Heart As Wide As The World

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Krishna Das will be leading a church filled with extremely delighted people Saturday night in New York, so this seems like a good time to showcase him.

Without Limits

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On the eve of the Boston Marathon, Jesse Kornbluth remembers the great American runner, Steve Prefontaine, and the movie about his life and career.

‘Magic Mike’ – The Most Enjoyable American Movie of Last Year

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Male stripper film ‘Magic Mike’ is now available on DVD, and Jesse Kornbluth has a surprising review.

Alabama Shakes

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Jesse Kornbluth, on a new band that is not slick, wears street clothes, and plays it like they mean it.

‘The True Believer': Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews Eric Hoffer’s ‘The True Believer’ and discusses the nature of all fanatical mass movements.

The Horse Whisperer Gives Parenting Advice

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“Make it difficult for the horse to do the wrong thing and easy to do the right one.” Oh, hey, that works for kids also.