Jelena Petrovic

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  • 15 years ago | Books

    Robert M. Sapolsky A Primate's Memoir Scribner   IF CHIMPS AND gorillas are the upper crust of the primate world, then baboons are its hoi polloi. Far from endangered, and lacking the cuteness factor of their more sophisticated cousins, baboo...

  • 17 years ago | Film Reviews

    Cabaret Balkan and Black Cat, White Cat explode NATO's vision of Yugoslavia.

  • 17 years ago | Books

    Janet Fitch White Oleander Little, Brown THE FIRST FEW pages of Janet Fitch's debut, White Oleander, ooze with a Californian vagueness we've come to associate with Shirley MacLaine: "I touched the flowers. Heaven. Man. I felt on the verge of somet...

  • 17 years ago | Books

    Barbara Gowdy writes about Africa through an elephant's eyes; Ashok Mathur drops Ganesh into modern-day Canada, and creates a stampede of divine mayhem.

  • 18 years ago | Books

    Roger McDonald Mr. Darwin's Shooter Atlantic Monthly Press "EVOLUTION IS A controversial theory some scientists present as scientific explanation for the origin of living things." This, the New York Times reports, is the disclaimer carried in Alab...

  • 18 years ago | Theater

    WOMEN IN OPERA, in case you haven't noticed, tend to drop like flies. Victims of pulmonary disease, jealous rage, or suicidal desperation, they conveniently ascend to heaven in the fourth act, leaving us to ponder the prosaic bareness of our own l...


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