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  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 rpm Records" by Amanda Petrusich; Scribner (260 pages, $25) Tracing the rise of the record collectors' market,...
  • A celebration of Freedom. Interpretations may vary

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday, July 4: When did the concept of "freedom" become conflated with "selfishness"? We started wondering about this back in April, when Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was burning through...
  • Michel Pastoureau's book on the color green is a drab read

    "Green: The History of a Color" by Michel Pastoureau; Princeton University Press (240 pages, $35) Years ago, long before we described terrorism threat levels in colors, I wrote a story that I often refer to as my "ode to Orange," though my editors...
  • Iraqi Christians flee violence, fear end of long history

    Iraqi Christians flee violence, fear end of long history
    The violence in Iraq is hastening the end of nearly 2,000 years of Christianity there as the few remaining faithful flee Islamic State militants, archbishops from Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk said on Wednesday. War and sectarian conflict have shrunk Iraq's...
  • Dedicated carvers? Waiters on horseback? Vegan nuns? It's all in 'Beyond Bratwurst'

    Dedicated carvers? Waiters on horseback? Vegan nuns? It's all in 'Beyond Bratwurst'
    A new book on the history of German food arrived in my mailbox the other day. Not exactly the stuff of summer daydreams. Nevertheless, I picked it up, poured a glass of Riesling and started leafing through it. Before long, I was hooked. For example,...
  • Buzz Aldrin talks Mars, aliens, Sandra Bullock on Reddit

    Buzz Aldrin talks Mars, aliens, Sandra Bullock on Reddit
    Buzz Aldrin, the second human to walk on the moon, took to Reddit on Tuesday to promote the 45th anniversary of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing. Calling himself a "global space statesman," Aldrin answered questions about colonizing Mars,...
  • Here's how it's done-4

    A century ago, Europe went smash. In a combination of imperial vainglory (senile vainglory in the case of the doddering Habsburg regime), interlocking treaties, and inflexible military timetables, the nations willingly went to war, a war that turned out...
  • Blackhawks lock up Toews, Kane

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Adds $84 million in second graph Blackhawks lock up Toews, Kane The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to terms with forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on eight-year contract extensions, which run through the 2022-23 season,...
  • Hampton book shop hosts storewide sale

    Hampton book shop hosts storewide sale
    The Way We Were Bookshop will discount its entire store by 30 percent from Wednesday, July 9 to Sunday, July 20, says owner Charles Felts. In addition, hundreds of books will be discounted to $1 in a sidewalk sale. The store is located at 32 E. Mellen...
  • China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations

    China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations
    The last exhibit room at the Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall in west Beijing opens with a panel proclaiming: "Chinese and Japanese People Should Be Friends Forever." But in recent months, curators at the museum dedicated to Japan's 1931-...
  • Gloucester volunteer historian honored with national award

    Gloucester volunteer and historical committee member William “Bill” Lawrence has been named the recipient of an award of merit for leadership in history from the American Association for State and Local History. Lawrence was honored for...