2019 Festival Albertine to Take On Climate Change

The coming Festival Albertine, an annual gathering of American and Francophone activists, intellectuals, writers and artists, will focus on a truly international topic: climate change. The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books announced Tuesday that Bill McKibben, the tenacious environmentalist and author of “The End of Nature” …

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The Far Side Teases Its Return

A new era of the The Far Side, the newspaper strip by Gary Larson, is coming. Fans noticed over the weekend that the strip’s official website had been updated with a new cartoon and a message: “Uncommon, unreal, and (soon-to-be) unfrozen. A new online era of The Far Side is …

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But Does It Tell You When a Melon Is Ripe?

“The Melon” is Amy Goldman’s fifth book, and as with her other titles, it’s a visual stunner and a revelation. It represents nine years of cultivating, studying, tasting and having Victor Schrager on hand to photograph 125 kinds of melons at her farm in Rhinebeck in the Hudson Valley. Who …

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