Jeffrey Katz http://kttz.org en Alan Furst's New 'Mission' Delivers Spy Thrills http://kttz.org/post/alan-fursts-new-mission-delivers-spy-thrills Alan Furst is fixated on a place on the verge of all-out war — and his many readers are grateful for his obsession.<p>Furst is the wonderfully inventive author of a series of novels set in Europe on the eve of World War II. He's often been compared to John le Carre, Graham Greene and other masters of fictional espionage. But it's time to consider him on his own merits.<p>The cause for this celebration is Furst's latest gem, <em>Mission to Paris</em>. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:03:00 +0000 Jeffrey Katz 5024 at http://kttz.org Alan Furst's New 'Mission' Delivers Spy Thrills A Family's Visit To Holocaust 'Stumbling Stones' Evokes Strong Emotions http://kttz.org/post/familys-visit-holocaust-stumbling-stones-evokes-strong-emotions <em>(NPR's Eric Westervelt <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/05/31/153943491/stumbling-upon-miniature-memorials-to-nazi-victims" target="_blank">reported from Germany on Morning Edition</a> about the effort to remember Holocaust victims by engraving their names on bricks, or "stumbling stones," placed on sidewalks throughout Germany. Some of those stones bear the names of <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/106732092/jeffrey-katz" target="_blank">Jeffrey Katz</a>'s relatives. Thu, 31 May 2012 11:57:00 +0000 Jeffrey Katz 4295 at http://kttz.org A Family's Visit To Holocaust 'Stumbling Stones' Evokes Strong Emotions