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  • Dinosaur Hall holds something big

    Dinosaur Hall holds something big
    There is nothing juvenile about the three Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons at the heart of the Natural History Museum's new Dinosaur Hall, crouching with their great heads and menacing teeth hovering just above an unlucky duck-billed Edmontosaurus skeleton &#...
  • The Siren's Call: The past is never past

    The Siren's Call: The past is never past
    "The past is never dead," Faulkner famously wrote in "Requiem for a Nun." "It's not even past" — and nothing demonstrates that maxim better than the discovery of a "new" painting by a revered, long-dead artist. Suddenly, it is as if that person...
  • Nathaniel Ayers plays the Foshay Learning Center

    Nathaniel Ayers plays the Foshay Learning Center
    I picked him up at 10:30 Monday morning. He was waiting on the sidewalk outside his apartment with a cello, a violin, a guitar, a trumpet, a walking stick and a backpack full of music. "Good morning, Mr. Ayers." "Good morning, Mr. Lopez." When...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Canon lawyer, Bert Fields

    Patt Morrison Asks: Canon lawyer, Bert Fields
    Who wrote Shakespeare? Sounds like "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?" Yet about 150 years ago, people on both sides of the Atlantic began asking how an otherwise obscure William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon could have crafted the most brilliant works...
  • The Review: Picca

    The Review: Picca
    If you've ever enjoyed a baked potato or an order of French fries, you have Peru to thank. Of course, we all learned in school that the potato came from Peru and that people there enjoy a gazillion different varieties. Anything more about Peruvian...
  • The legend of Mrs. O'Leary

    The legend of Mrs. O'Leary
    How survivors of the Chicago Fire sought scapegoats 140 years ago Even as the embers of the Chicago Fire cooled, the saga of Mrs. O'Leary began. For 140 years, she has been alternately accused and exonerated of setting off the inferno that consumed...
  • Review: 'Shadow of Night' by Deborah Harkness is overstuffed but entertaining

    Review: 'Shadow of Night' by Deborah Harkness is overstuffed but entertaining
    -------------------- Shadow of Night A Novel Deborah Harkness Viking: 584 pp., $28.95 -------------------- Writing second installments of planned trilogies is harder than you think. There has to be enough background from the first novel — but...
  • Not Just for Kids: In 'Tokyo Heist' teen sleuth tracks stolen art

    Not Just for Kids: In 'Tokyo Heist' teen sleuth tracks stolen art
    Tokyo Heist A Novel Diana Renn Viking: 373 pp.: $17.99, ages 12 and up When Japanese culture is fused with teen fiction, the result is usually shojo manga — black-and-white graphic novels with a girlish romantic twist. In "Tokyo Heist," Japanese...
  • The Siren's Call: Where's Rimbaud?

    The Siren's Call: Where's Rimbaud?
    In the worlds of myth and literature, plenty of figures have had their "lost" years. There are, to name a few, Sherlock Holmes (after the plunge from Reichenbach Falls), the wizard Merlin (was he imprisoned in a cave or was he killed?), Shakespeare...
  • Stieg Larsson's 'Girl' is an international publishing phenomenon

    Stieg Larsson's 'Girl' is an international publishing phenomenon
    Massive, worldwide success often remains a bit enigmatic, but this publishing breakthrough seemed especially unlikely. The first novel begins with the dull thud of a family tree full of foreign names: The book starts slowly — digging into arcane...
  • A lingering World War II mystery that offered lessons for handling Osama bin Laden's corpse

     
    The story of Nazi Rudolf Hess, his long imprisonment and burial plot are a lesson for what not to do with the bodies of enemy leaders....