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"The Romanov Cross" (Bantam), by Robert Masello
A leading ballerina with the Bolshoi Ballet says she wants to stay in Canada after receiving threats _ a move that follows an acid attack on the dance troupe's ballet chief and highlights tensions at the famed theater.
He is a descendant of Russia's last czar _ and has lived in the jungle, starred in Bollywood movies and trained as a stuntman.
A serious biography of Eleanor Medill "Cissy" Patterson was long overdue. During the 1940s, she was part of the "royal family of American journalism." A descandent of abolitionistJoseph Medill, owner of the Chicago Tribune, sister of Joe Medill Patterson of the New York Daily News and cousin to Col. Robert R. McCormick of the Chicago Tribune, she outshone them all with her flamboyance, grit and intelligence.
Thousands of protesters took to Egypt's streets on Monday to commemorate the anniversary of the murder of blogger Khaled Saeed, who was beaten to death by police. His assailants are due to be sentenced later this month, but the subtext of the demonstrations was that the hoped-for changes in post-revolutionary Egypt are too slow in coming. As the Arab Spring slides into a long, hot summer, the gap between expectations and reality may become intolerable.
As Monday's Washington Times editorial put it, "The Muslim Brotherhood is employing the 'united front' strategy - most notably used by Russian communist leader Vladimir Lenin ... in order to gain entree into the halls of power." ("Peddling Islamic extremism," Comment & Analysis).
"Whenever I've met somebody who I either fall in love with or have a great connection with, either she is leaving or I am leaving," he said.
"I am not in love at this point, but there is definitely potential to fall in love," he said. "Have I kissed a girl? You have to watch and find out."