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‘Spirit of Youth’

Frank Beaver finds contemporary relevance in this 1938 film, starring then-heavyweight champ and Detroit icon Joe Louis.

Independents’ day

Frank Beaver showcases some of his favorite indie films and the artist who made them.

Shop around the corner

Novelist Nicholas Delbanco pens an ode to readers’ pulp-and-paper Shangri-La: the bookstore.

Gluten mania

Victor Katch helps consumers navigate the medical science and marketing magic behind that gluten-free label.

Food as medicine, II

Victor Katch shows how plant-based compounds often serve as precursors for our medicines.