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  • Couch Quest—Path to Past and Future

    By Michael Bronski

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Furniture, vital in everyday life, hardly ever plays a large role in art. Henry James' "The Spoils of Poynton" comes to mind, in which the characters' inner lives are manifested in their dreadful fight over inherited furnishings, as do stories by Anzia Yezierska, in which the meager...

  • Couched in Reality

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 8, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The movie "Divan (The Couch)" chronicles an ex-Chasidic woman's journey to Hungary to retrieve a family heirloom, her great-grandfather's couch, which in the process becomes a journey of self-discovery. If this premise sounds as if it might hew close to reality, that's because it...