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Nice Handbag—But What Does It Mean?

I’m sure there have been whole dissertations written on the cultural significance of the handbag in contemporary society. Trying to prove myself right, I stumbled across an interesting essay on the subject from Paula Marantz Cohen, an author and professor of English at Drexel University who has written many lively pieces about shopping and style.

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A.O. Scott on Holocaust movies

The New York Times critic appears this weekend at KAM Isaiah Israel in Hyde Park. Also this week: Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “Tokyo Sonata” opens at Music Box; So Yong Kim’s “Treeless Mountain” closes the Asian American Showcase; and Kelly Reichardt’s “Wendy and Lucy” makes a curtain call at Facets.