Food & Culture: Inside Zabar’s In New York City

CBS MorningsZabar’s is an appetizing store at 2245 Broadway and 80th Street, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, founded by Louis Zabar and Lillian Zabar. It is known for its selection of bagelssmoked fisholives, and cheeses.

London History: Elizabeth Tower – Big Ben’s 5 Secrets

DW Euromaxx – After years of renovation work, London’s famous landmark finally sounds again: Big Ben! We take you on a tour of the inside of the tower and reveal five secrets about it. This much in advance: The tower is not called Big Ben…

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the striking clock at the northeast end of the Palace of Westminster. The nickname is frequently extended to refer also to the clock and to the entire clock tower.

In 2012, the official name of the tower was changed to “Elizabeth Tower” to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond (60th year as queen) Jubilee.

Bikepacking In Turkey: 800 Miles – Istanbul To Antalya

Brompton Traveler – Bikepacking with Gianni Filippini from Istanbul to Antalya in Turkey:

Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.

Antalya is a Turkish resort city with a yacht-filled Old Harbor and beaches flanked by large hotels. It’s a gateway to Turkey’s southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. Remnants remain from Antalya’s time as a major Roman port. These include Hadrian’s Gate, built to honor the Roman emperor’s visit in 130 A.D and 2nd-century Hidirlik Tower, with harbor views. 

Filmed and edited by Gianni Filippini in October 2022.

Reviews: Top Books To Read – November 2022

‘Indivisible’ Review: One and Inseparable

Indivisible|Joel Richard Paul

At a time of mutual hatred and bitter division, Daniel Webster argued for the primacy of a unifying political idea. Review by Fergus M. Bordewich

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Indivisible : Daniel Webster and the Birth of American Nationalism

by Joel Richard Paul

‘Arthur Miller’ Review: Only Truth for Sale

Arthur Miller|John Lahr

In plays like ‘Death of a Salesman’ and ‘The Crucible,’ Miller gave voice to the anxieties behind the optimism of mid-20th-century America. Review by Willard Spielgelman

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Arthur Miller : American Witness

by John Lahr

Fiction: ‘The Magic Kingdom’ by Russell Banks

The Magic Kingdom|Russell Banks

Plus ‘Toad’ by Katherine Dunn and ‘Now Is Not the Time to Panic’ by Kevin Wilson. Review by Sam Sacks

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The Magic Kingdom

(Hardcover)

by Russell Banks

Five Best: Books on Memory

Selected by Joshua Landy, the author of ‘The World According to Proust.’

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Arts & Culture: The New Criterion – December 2022

Inside the December 2022 issue:

Art a special section
Memories of Clement Greenberg  by Pat Lipsky
A library by the book  by James Panero
Tudors at the Met  by Marco Grassi
Collecting misery  by Anthony Daniels
David Smith: a sculptor in full  by Eric Gibson
The Spanish Sargent  by Karen Wilkin
Pergolesi: a very sharp & mechanical man  by Benjamin Riley


New poems  by Bruce Bond & John Poch

Cover Preview: Barron’s Magazine – Nov 14, 2022

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Inside the November 14, 2022 issue:

A Used-Car Dealer Has Big ESG Backers. Some of Its Low-Income Customers Ran Into Problems.

A Barron’s investigation found pricey cars, registration delays, and other complaints.

The Midterms and the Markets Both Show It’s Time to Get Real

An Inflation Reading Sends Stocks Soaring as if It Were 2020

Tech Companies Won Big in the Midterm Elections. Here’s Why.

Oil Prices Could Jump in December. Energy Stocks Should Get a Jolt.

Inflation Tends to Linger. How Long This Time?

Analysis: Election Results, Trump & Republican Party

PBS NewsHour – New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the red wave that failed to materialize and what it means for former President Trump’s role in the Republican party.

Front Page: The New York Times – November 12, 2022

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Ukrainian Forces Enter Kherson, a Strategic Prize, in a Blow to Putin

Jubilant crowds poured into the streets, greeting Ukrainian soldiers and waving flags. But officials said the city was not out of danger, warning of potential Russian reprisals.

Ukrainian Soldiers Sweeping Into Kherson Are Greeted With Jubilation

After months of Russian occupation, residents said the moment recalled being liberated from the Nazis in World War II. But there was also fear about further Russian attacks.

Mark Kelly Wins Arizona Senate Race, Putting Democrats a Seat From Control

Mr. Kelly, who ran as a bipartisan legislator devoted to the needs of Arizona, defeated Blake Masters, a Republican newcomer whose ideological fervor failed to win over enough independent voters.