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2014 Hyundai Equus review: Like a Lexus LS only cheaper, with unique technology

2014 Hyundai Equus review: Like a Lexus LS only cheaper, with unique technology

The freshened 2014 Hyundai Equus expands its technology offerings to go along with an incredible value proposition. Every Equus comes standard with navigation, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. The more upscale Equus Ultimate model adds in a useful head-up display, dual rear entertainment screens, and an all-glass cockpit display system. Among ...

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‘The River & the Thread': Music review

‘The River & the Thread': Music review

Rosanne Cash, Johnny Cash’s daughter but a longtime New Yorker, looks South in her new CD All roads lead South on the new Rosanne Cash CD. Nearly every song name-drops a place below the Mason-Dixon line, from Nashville to Mobile to Mississippi to, most often, Memphis, a city that serves as a central character in no fewer than three of ...

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‘The Housemaid’s Daughter': Book review

‘The Housemaid’s Daughter': Book review

“The Housemaid’s Daughter” “The Housemaid’s Daughter” by Barbara Mutch (St. Martin’s) Quiet, grievous loss pervades “The Housemaid’s Daughter.” The novel is about a black woman and her white mistress in South Africa, each dedicated to the other and both cruelly undone when apartheid is enacted and becomes their new reality. Barbara Mutch’s first novel, a saga spanning five decades, is ...

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Court Yard Hounds, ‘Amelita': Album review

Court Yard Hounds, ‘Amelita': Album review

Sometimes even the best albums can slip through the cracks. The Court Yard Hounds’ latest CD, “Amelita,” came out back in July, but somehow got lost in the shuffle. It ranks as the greatest overlooked album of the year and, so, deserves mention before 2013 passes us by. The Hounds owes their life to the temporary fracturing of the Dixie ...

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‘BEYONCE’ album review: Pop’s warrior shows new side

‘BEYONCE’ album review: Pop’s warrior shows new side

TANNEN MAURY/EPA Beyonce, pictured performing during the halftime show of Super Bowl XLVII, dropped a surprise album on her fans Thursday night – but what isn’t as shocking is how good it is. Beyonce — one of pop’s most exposed star — has somehow found a way to show us yet another side. In her new CD, the emphatically named ...

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‘The Night Alive,’ theater review

‘The Night Alive,’ theater review

Helen Warner/Helen Warner Ciaran Hinds (l.) and Michael McElhatton in ‘The Night Alive’ Conor McPherson’s moody new drama, “The Night Alive,” focuses on two down-and-out Dubliners who meet by chance. Sweet, right? Not really. McPherson is a playwright who embraces life’s dark streaks and mysteries. He has gone there before many times, including in his ghostly dramas “The Weir” and ...

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Review: Apple iPad Air floats above competition

Review: Apple iPad Air floats above competition

Apple The iPad Air has a sleek exterior that borrows from the iPad Mini and a new processor — and it’ll be hard to beat this holiday season. It’s no longer revolutionary, and it’s no longer alone. But, somehow, Apple’s newest iPad, the iPad Air, remains the finest tablet in an increasingly crowded, increasingly confusing market. The company that began ...

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