Magazine April 22, 2013, Issue

Roots Quest

It was not a tough winter in the country, but it was a lingering one, throwing frosts and squalls right through the equinox and beyond. Snow would fall, thin to an icy crust, peel back under the wan sun, then fall again. So it was in a damp flurry, with flakes the size of half dollars, that we went out to harvest horseradish.

The horseradish root overwinters and can be dug up as soon as the ground softens. Its early-spring edibility gives it a role in the celebration of Passover. Some of the ritual items on the seder plate reflect the …

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Books, Arts & Manners

Country Life

Roots Quest

It was not a tough winter in the country, but it was a lingering one, throwing frosts and squalls right through the equinox and beyond. Snow would fall, thin to ...
Politics & Policy

On the Brink

Ginger and Rosa, an intense little coming-of-age drama from the British director Sally Potter, begins with three births: The mushroom cloud goes up over Hiroshima, ushering in the nuclear age, ...

Sections

Happy Warrior

Undead Reckoning

I try to resist the siren song of metaphor, luring the polemicist onto the gaudy rocks of glibness and meretriciousness only for his sturdy column to crack and sink 400 ...
Politics & Policy

Letters

Have Some Compassion I write to express my disappointment at yet another paragraph in The Week devoted to transsexuals (March 25). If I recall correctly, this is the third such news ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ On the basketball court over Easter, Obama shot 2 for 22. Must be the sequester. ‐ While a few state governments enacted new gun-control measures in the wake of the ...
Politics & Policy

Poetry

A BAD FIT The grapeshot of his words makes ribbons of Her vitals. When one hits a major vein, Her heart will burst, and finally her love Will recognize its efforts were in vain. He ...

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