May 23, 2018 - 10:32pm
Picture a tree. Perhaps you visualize it at a distance, as though observing a photograph.
“The Big Ones”
by Dr. Lucy Jones - April 19, 2018 - 12:00am
When it comes to natural disasters, the question is not so much “if” but “when.”
“Woman of the Ashes”
by Mia Couto - April 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Ngungunyane, nicknamed the Lion of Gaza, was the last emperor to rule the southern half of Mozambique in the late 19th century.
“We Own the Sky”
April 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Everything changes in a couple’s life when they go from being “just us” to “we three.”
“The Luck of Friendship”
March 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Reading the 40 years’ worth of letters between Tennessee Williams and his publisher and confidante James Laughlin that has been collected in “The Luck of Friendship,” one cannot help but wonder...
“Elizabeth’s Rival”
March 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Living long and reasonably well is at least some sort of revenge.
March 1, 2018 - 12:00am
On Sunday, April 5, 1936, a tornado devastated Tupelo, Mississippi. More than 200 people were reported dead, and the hundreds of African-American casualties were not even counted.
“The Vanishing Velázquez”
February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The sense that something purchased cheaply at an auction may turn out to be priceless treasure did not originate with “Antiques Roadshow.”
“Voices in the Air” (Greenwillow)
February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Naomi Shihab Nye poses a question in her introduction that echoes throughout “Voices in the Air”: “With so much vying for our attention, how do we listen better?
“When Montezuma Met Cortés”
February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
In the traditional story of the conquest of Mexico, as told by the conquistadors themselves, the brilliant strategist Hernando Cortés and a small, valiant band of Spanish conquistadors marched into the capital...
“The Sabbath World”
January 18, 2018 - 12:00am
If they’re listed in order of importance, the Fourth Commandment (“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy”) actually beats out admonitions against thievery and murder as more central to a religious...
“The Epic City”
January 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Kushanava Choudhury, the child of two scientists from India, spent his childhood moving back and forth between India and the U.S.
“A Body of Work”
December 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
In 2011, 29-year-old American Ballet Theatre dancer David Hallberg made international headlines – and history – when he announced that he was joining the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, one of the world’s...
“The Odyssey”
November 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
In the winter of 2011, 81-year-old retired college professor and mathematician Jay Mendelsohn enrolled in Classics 125: The Odyssey of Homer, an undergraduate seminar taught by his son, Daniel, at Bard College. In...
August 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
From obscure author to literary legend – that’s the transition Karl Ove Knausgaard has made in recent years, thanks to his acclaimed autobiographical work, “My Struggle.”
Nene naiwan sa kotse, patay
by Ludy Bermudo - January 6, 2017 - 12:00am
Wala nang buhay nang makita sa loob ng kotse ang isang 8-anyos na babae sa Baseco, Tondo matapos itong maiwan doon.
“In The Great Green Room”
January 5, 2017 - 12:00am
One cold winter day in January 1991, Amy Gary, the owner of a small publishing company, struck gold in a living room in Vermont.
"To the Bright Side of the World" by Eowyn Ivey (Little, Brown)
August 4, 2016 - 12:00am
Magical realism may most frequently be associated with Latin-American literature, but Pulitzer Prize finalist Eowyn Ivey ("The Snow Child") has proven that the technique works equally well in novels set in distinctly...
"The Black Presidency"
February 3, 2016 - 9:00am
In a recent interview, Georgetown University professor and political analyst Michael Eric Dyson asked, "How do you carry out a criticism of those with whom you disagree without losing your humanity or questioning...
Bob Dylan, All the Songs: The story behind every track
December 16, 2015 - 9:00am
There are lots of books about Bob Dylan. Some of them are interesting, some are simply ways to make some cash. Since Dylan has such a devoted following, books about the singer tend to sell quite well. There have...
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