| Aug 19, 2010
| 4:34 PM
On Thursday, the organizers of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize announced that this year's lifetime achievement award will be presented to Geraldine Brooks. The Australian journalist-turned-novelist has written about war as both fact and fiction. Her...
| May 20, 2010
| 4:32 PM
-- Overnight job: A thief broke into the Paris Museum of Modern Art and stole five paintings possibly worth hundreds of millions of dollars -- including major works by Picasso and Matisse. (Associated Press) -- Legal action: California Atty. Gen.......
| Apr 25, 2010
| 9:34 PM
At the Festival of Books on Sunday, Michael Silverblatt launched his discussion with Yann Martel by addressing the elephant in the room: âBeatrice and Virgil,â his third book, received an enormous bandwidth of critical response, some ecstatic and some...
| Dec 26, 2010
When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone
The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 598 pp., $30
If you think the Cold War is dead as the backdrop for any decent espionage story, you haven't read "When They Come for...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 8:02 PM
It can be easy to get lost in the world of literary prizes, nominations and general accolades that are embedded on the cover of favored books - but the Dayton Literary Peace Prize is unique.
The Dayton prize is the only award to consistently recognize...
| Aug 9, 2010
One thing to know about our book club: We have been together since 1993. We shy away from books recommended by celebrities; we prefer to make our own choices. The variety of books we choose keeps us fresh: we have a classic, a biography, a current...
| Sep 5, 2010
The Sonderberg Case
Elie Wiesel, translated from the French by Catherine Temerson
Alfred A. Knopf: 178 pp., $25
Elie Wiesel's "Night," a memoir of Auschwitz and Buchenwald that is a pillar of Holocaust literature, is read by schoolchildren all...
| Dec 6, 2010
| 9:26 AM
On Monday's show, Oprah Winfrey announced her new book club selections for the winter: "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.
While in recent years Oprah has stuck to choosing newer releases, in the past she has been known to...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 9:14 PM
"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.'"
— President Ronald Reagan
I imagine Ronald Reagan would have had a chuckle over the government fumbling in Newport Beach over erecting...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 7:42 PM
Dressed in clerical robes, suits, turbans, and yarmulkes, Orlando's religious leaders demonstrated their solidarity in support of peace, justice and nonviolence Wednesday night during an interfaith prayer service.
"It's my privilege to address you...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 11:35 AM
Neo-Nazi William A. White was convicted Wednesday by a federal jury in Chicago of soliciting violence against a member of the jury that convicted another white-supremacist in 2004.
White had posted the juror's name, home address and photo on his...