Gotham CNET Hands-On Holiday Guide

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Holiday gift guide for the tech-savvy By Kristina Diggins-Reisinger Any vintage style devotee, shopaholic or foodie would feel right at home in Nolita. Boutiques, chic shops and eccentric bars and cafés line the streets. In the midst of this trendy neighborhood, I found CNET’s Hands-On Holiday Guide, a tech-centric pop-up shop for the gizmo whiz [&hellip
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Book Review: Mr. Fox

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Mr-Fox-Helen-Oyeyemi-Penguin A playful look at love, literature and Bluebeard, Helen Oyeyemi’s new novel, Mr. Fox, is nonetheless a serious piece of fiction. The tone is lighthearted, but beneath the veneer of arch teasing between novelist Mr. Fox, his muse, Mary Foxe, and his unhappy wife, Daphne, lies a nuanced examination of how we manage our expectations [&hellip
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Book Review: The Forgotten Waltz

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the-forgotten-waltz-1 There are more than a few echoes in Anne Enright’s The Forgotten Waltz, a chilly and scalpel-sharp remembrance of an extramarital affair and its aftershocks. Enright’s icy prose has been called Didion-esque, and there’s a similarly unflinching quality to her heroine’s self-assessment as in Jardine Libaire’s Here Kitty Kitty. But The Forgotten Waltz is defiantly, [&hellip
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Book Review: The Train of Small Mercies

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{7E64AB19-FAAD-4A03-B961-DEA0B7B5C4D3}Img100 David Rowell has given himself a large canvas with his new novel, The Train of Small Mercies. Leaping from city to city on the day Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral train chugged slowly down the East Coast, Rowell’s cast of characters comprise the whole of an America on the cusp of major changes. The problem is, [&hellip
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Google Wallet Continues its Expansion to Manhattan Merchants

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By Georgia Suter Digital financing is on the brink of a revolution, thanks to mobile commerce. With powerful new payment methods like Google Wallet building steam, more and more vendors are re-examining their payment processes in an effort to fluidly speed transactions at a time when e-commerce and online shopping pose competition for in-store sales. [&hellip
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iHospital Comes to the Rescue in Manhattan

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By GEORGIA SUTER iHospital, a burgeoning repair company devoted to the health and happiness of all things Apple, recently opened its first New York location inside Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers on Broadway, across from the NYU campus. With the recent release of the iPhone 4S, followed by the death of the great founder himself, Steve [&hellip
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Book Review: Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend

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Books_Rin-Tin-Tin_Isaacson-287x443 Among the strands that comprise Susan Orlean’s thorough, wide-ranging and ambitious Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend are the promised biography of America’s first dog film star; a history of the evolution of animals into house pets; a shocking revelation that America had a dog army during WWII (where was that fact in [&hellip
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Book Review: The Language of Flowers

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language-of-flowers The Language of Flowers is a bit like a perfectly manicured flowerbed: the symmetry and colors are breathtaking, but the work shows. In Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s debut novel, recently emancipated foster child Victoria strikes out on her own with almost no skills, interpersonal or otherwise, except for a deep connection to the Victorian language of flowers [&hellip
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Book Review: The Postmortal

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413dsMbL6wL Our obsession with youth reaches its ultimate climax in Drew Magary’s new novel, The Postmortal. An accidental scientific discovery reveals a way to render people ageless: Once injected with a serum, patients cease to grow older than their age at that moment. Suddenly, people worldwide remain in their twenties and thirties forever, rendering death from [&hellip
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