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Russian Jew's Biography Explores 'Life on the Left'

In 1905, Seema Weatherwax was born to radical Jewish intellectuals in Czarist-ruled Chernigov, Ukraine. Her 100 years of life have spanned continents, the history of modern photography and decades of social change.
Part biography, part oral history, "Seema's Show: A Life on the Left" (University of New Mexico Press paperback, $19.95), by Portland author Sara Halprin


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Ex-Portlander Weiss Shines on New Cd

Pianist-composer-arranger Ezra Weiss lived in Portland for a short spell about a year or two ago, gained respect of the local cats and moved back to New York.
This record's music has its storyline rooted in Greek mythology. When Hades abducted Demeter's daughter, the earth was plunged into darkness and icy coldness.


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Graham Returns with Latest Ivy League Tale

Thirty-year-old Nikki Chase, the only Black professor in Harvard's economics department, has gone from racing along the fast track to tenure to dangling on the precipice of termination. The problem is her penchant for amateur sleuthing.
During the past few months, she has helped solve two murders: one involving a colleague at Harvard . . .


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