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In this month’s After Hours: Caviar is a great way to ring in the new year. One Alexandria lawyer has found a way to bring the rare and expensive delicacy to town, without violating bans on importing it. Plus a review of Raymond Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely, which offers great insights into human character; more book reviews and the latest reviews on wining and dining.
Egg Man Caviar is perfect to toast the new year. And one local lawyer is making it his mission to bring ecologically-friendly caviar to the area. —

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Chandler’s Eye on Life Here’s a New Year’s resolution you probably haven’t thought about — read a book by Raymond Chandler. It will be well worth the effort. Especially if the book you choose is Farewell, My Lovely, his 1940 masterpiece. • Caravaggio’s Lost Masterpiece Jonathan Harr is back with another seductive search for truth. This time the setting isn’t a struggling industrial town in Massachusetts, but the sunny piazzas of the Eternal City, Rome. And the hunt is for an Italian masterpiece, missing for hundreds of years. • Let’s Start the Debate Over One must wonder, how many of Roe v. Wade‘s proponents today (constitutional scholars aside) have read the landmark case? That’s where Jack Balkin’s insightful new book, What Roe v. Wade Should Have Said, comes in. • Comparing the Legend And the Laboratory Food Court reviews French Laundry in California, and Alinea in Chicago. • The Essential Skills For Wine Tastings The Cork Reporter gives more tips for ways to approach wine-tastings. • You Say �Easygoing,’ I Say �Cavalier’ A new book called “Advocacy Words” brings to mind George Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language.” And not in the positive sense.
A Trek to Ruins High in the Andes Machu Picchu, the stunning ruins of the ancient Inca city high on a mountaintop in the Andes in Peru, is nearly invisible from the ground below. And for hundreds of years only a few local peasants knew that the place existed. Today, though, thousands of tourists visit each year.

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