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'Lost and Found in Russia' is a Perceptive and Sympathetic Account of Everyday Life in Russia

In small villages and out of the way towns, individuals struggle to endure in the midst of economic uncertainties and political change. In these places, Susan Richards discovers a nation that is strange, unruly and mysterious.

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'Travels in Siberia' Conjures a Place That Doesn't Really Exist

Ian Frazier has a written a very fine book, an exceptional example of travel writing, and a lasting love letter to a vast and mysterious place.

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SSLYBY, Telekinesis Cover Old Chicago Power Pop Act, Green

Green, a overlooked but wonderful Chicago power pop act from the '80s, gets a nod from Someone Still Love You Boris Yeltsin and tour mates Telekinesis.

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'The Great Fire of Rome' Or, The Fall of the American Idol Emperor

Stephen Dando-Collins has written an entertaining but flawed account of Nero, the Emperor more interested in his singing career than with ruling the world.

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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Streams New CD

Let It Sway, the new release by the indie pop rock foursome Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, is the next step in their evolution.

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Elvis Is Everywhere

On the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, it is good to remind ourselves that Elvis is everywhere.

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'Toward the Endless Day' Is a Thoughtful Portrait of a Pioneer 20th Century Female Theologian

Elizabeth Behr-Sigel, a brilliant academic thinker and writer, was a traditional Christian in a church that valued tradition greatly, but spent much of her time questioning blind allegiance to tradition.

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University of Notre Dame Press

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Graywolf Press (June 22, 2010)

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NYU Press

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Avi Buffalo - "What's in It For?" (MP3)

Jangly, pretty pop, smart songwriting included.

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Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History by David Aaronovitch

This book is a welcome tonic, carefully researched historical medicine, for an age prone to irrational and paranoid thinking.

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Riverhead Hardcover

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Jetpack Dreams by Mac Montandon

The story of the jetpack is a swirl of science fiction, media images, technology and large doses of failure. It is the failure and the people who fail that make it worth telling.

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Da Capo Press; Reprint edition


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