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  • Left Behind: Novelist Peter Heller Imagines a Post-Apocalyptic America

    Left Behind: Novelist Peter Heller Imagines a Post-Apocalyptic America
    We never seem to lose our appetite for stories about the end of the world. And novelist Peter Heller has written a good one. The Dog Stars reads a little like Cormac McCarthy’s The Road mixed with Mad Max, Contagion, Jack London and issues of Popular Aviation and Field and Stream. The book is set in the not-distant future, after some sort of catastrophic event has basically wiped away American civilization. It’s a post-apocalyptic novel, mixing a bit of horror over what humanity might become in times of extreme privation with a stoic male fantasy about solitude and vast stretches of unpopulated wilderness. Think of it as beach reading for the Armageddon-prepper set.
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?

    More important than state of the art schools: State of the art teachers

    I agree that state-of-the-art schools are something to aim for, but your letter writer left out the most important part of the ideal classroom: The person who sits behind the desk in the front of the room ("Baltimore needs state-of-the-art schools to...

    Go away with Samuel Park

    Go away with Samuel Park
    Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil to Korean parents, author Samuel Park, who now resides in the United States, enjoys dual citizenship. "I left Brazil at age 14 (for Los Angeles), so my Portuguese is pretty fluent, even though I don't have any Portuguese-speaking...

    10 things you might not know about skin color

    10 things you might not know about skin color
    1 Melanin, the pigment that gives color to skin (and eyes) is produced in cells called melanocytes. Every person has about the same number of these cells, regardless of race, but those with darker skin have larger cells that produce more pigment....