| Nov 22, 2009
Riverhead: 292 pp., $25.95
In 2006, when James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces" was exposed as a fraud, the news was met with the self-righteousness and scorn typically reserved for Ponzi schemers. Ever since, Frey's name...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 15, 2008
by Mark Silva and updated JERUSALEM - President Bush, addressing the Israeli parliament at a time celebrated by Israelis and mourned by Palestinians, today will remind Israelis that Americans rose first to the recognition of the new independent state of.....
| Aug 20, 2008
I'll get back to the wild and wacky world of TV blogging in a just a little bit - promise - but I first wanted to make note here of another untimely passage in the TV industry. This one......
| Sep 24, 2009
Hundreds of demonstrators opposed to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad marched across the Brooklyn Bridge chanting ???Hey, ho, Ahmadinejad has to go!??? and carrying vibrant green banners that flapped in the air. The march, organized by Voices 4 Iran,...