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Adrien Brody Is Harry Houdini in New Miniseries

Two-night television series premieres Labor Day on the History channel

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EU Offers Aid for Peace Deal; Bloomberg’s Legacy

Plus Israeli soldier killed patrolling Lebanese border, and more in the news

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On the Bookshelf

Running away: From Mossad-appointed time-travelers to daughters of famous novelists, these summer reads offer a healthy dose of escapism

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Coney Island Winter

Site of famous coaster up for sale

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On the Bookshelf

New York, New York

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Houdini’s Yahrzeit

Honoring the magician with a wand and a prayer

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Today on Tablet

Uncovering Houdini, political birthright, and more

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Bound for Glory

Harry Houdini exhibited two very different public faces—master of escape and anti-mystical firebrand—that were united by his Jewishness

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