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  • Illuminating cancer

    When the door to Donald Hopper's garage rolled up, it revealed a scene out of Car and Driver. A mint, cherry-red convertible built in the mid-'60s was parked atop a gleaming black-and-white checkered floor — a giant racing flag. Hopper said it was...
  • 'Eight Girls Taking Pictures' explores the lives of eight radical women photographers

    In her fifth novel, "Eight Girls Taking Pictures," Whitney Otto explores the 20th century lives of eight radical women photographers. In these fictionalized stories, the women battle sexism and throw off the yoke of domestic oppression to reinvent...
  • Kill your idols

    Kill your idols
    Jesse Jarnow has a favorite rock band. Its name is Yo La Tengo. Jarnow has seen the Hoboken, N.J., trio perform 70 or 80 times and, as if it needs to be said, owns all its records — more than 20 — often in both digital and vinyl form. It's a...
  • Taking note of music books

    Taking note of music books
    If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, as Elvis Costello and others have sneered, then what does that make reading about music? Well, fun, for starters. Although Bowker Market Research reports that music books have steadily comprised...
  • And the Golden Hatchet goes to ...

    And the Golden Hatchet goes to ...
    There’s a certain joy that comes with reading a great literary takedown, the kind of mean but intelligent and precise review that eviscerates the pretensions and the sloppiness of a truly awful book. Over in Britain, they think of a good pan as...
  • 'The Partisan' an opinionated biography of William Rehnquist

    'The Partisan' an opinionated biography of William Rehnquist
    -------------------- The Partisan The Life of William Rehnquist John A. Jenkins Public Affairs: 368 pp., $28.99 -------------------- Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was a curious man. He could be courtly and gracious, elegant in argument and a...
  • NYCC: Guillermo Del Toro expands ‘Pacific Rim’ empire with comic

     
    Guillermo Del Toro's “Pacific Rim” promises plenty of sci-fi spectacle pitting robots against monsters, but the visceral “Pan's Labyrinth” director, ......
  • Holiday gift guide 2012: ‘Hobbit,’ ‘Star Wars,’ superheroes, more

     
    Call it Christmas, call it Hanukkah, call it Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice or Festivus. The truth is, we here at Hero ......
  • Victims Remembered Fondly

    Victims Remembered Fondly
    The names of more victims in Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School emerged Saturday, including a teacher who had just landed a permanent substitute position at the school. Lauren Rousseau, 30, landed the subsitute job in November and was one...
  • The Victims And Their Stories

    The Victims And Their Stories
    Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. In the day since the worst massacre at a primary school in the country's history, stories of heroism in the face of death and of young...
  • Who Are They? Stories About The Victims Of Friday's Shootings

    Who Are They? Stories About The Victims Of Friday's Shootings
    Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. The shooter's mother was also killed Friday. Stories of the adult heroes of this tragedy and tributes to the children who lost their...