‘Mischling’ explores beauty, hope amid terror in Mengele’s ‘Zoo’ Of the acts Nazis carried out during the Holocaust, the human experiments conducted by Josef Mengele were particularly horrific. At his co-called “Zoo” at Auschwitz, Dr. Mengele – the “Angel of Death” as he was known – mutilated, poisoned, murdered, and dissected children. He had a particular interest in identical twins. That fact has been an obsession for young novelist Affinity Konar. She has set her new novel in Auschwitz and it’s told from the perspective of a pair of 12-year-old twin girls, Stasha and Pearl.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyonce take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
'Dandelion and Quince,' food and crime, 'All About Eggs' Sarah Lohman talks about the murder and historic recipes that form the backbone of her new book, “Ohio 1910,” and Rachel Khong shares highlights from Lucky Peach’s last cookbook, “All About Eggs.” Michelle Mckenzie tells us how to cook oft-forgotten fruits, veggies and herbs, and Jonathan Gold reviews AR Cucina in Culver City. Plus: raspberries at the market and a special guest DJ set from Alton Brown.