| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Emily Graslie, the first chief curiosity correspondent at the Field Museum, has been furiously filing YouTube videos about precisely what goes on behind those grand doors. As Steve Johnson reported in the Tribune this week, the 24-year-old known for her...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:50 AM
It is not hard to know what American publisher, bookseller and editor Frederic Melcher had in mind when he proposed the creation of an annual award for the year's best children's book: "To encourage original creative work in the field of books for...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 4:13 AM
Cabin fever has taken over our house!
I can't wait for that first warm spring day when we can just go and play on the swings or go for a walk!Until then, I know it can be a challenge to entertain the kids, especially on a budget, or no budget for that...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Tuesday night's chamber music concert at the Clinton Library, which have become a mainstay for music lovers here in Little Rock, included a Mahler piano quartet. Good choice. At some point in his travels, Gustav Mahler would naturally have come to...
| Apr 23, 2011
For Ken Brecher to say that being the president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is the best job he's ever had -- well, that speaks volumes. Consider that he's run the Sundance Institute, the Boston Children's Museum and a major Philadelphia...
| Apr 2, 2011
Timothy Naftali is the kind of learned guy you'd want on your team when you play "Trivial Pursuit" -- a game that, like Naftali, originated in Canada. But for years, his home and his career have been in and about the United States -- books and studies...
| Mar 19, 2011
That guy Jack, of beanstalk fame? He was small potatoes. If you want real magic from beans, look no further than what has become of the lima bean and dairy empire of Orange County's Segerstrom family. It morphed into the gold of commercial real estate,...
| Apr 12, 2012
Mother's Dayis just ahead on May 13. Get deals on gifts at area sales.
Artist Karen Rossi, known for metal work, holds an open house Saturday, April 14, at her studio, 60 Estey Road in Norfolk, with specials on a range of merchandise. Hours are 1 to 4 p....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Gail Gygax flipped open the blue binder she had been carrying under her arm. On its cover was a shield emblazoned with the words "Gygax Memorial." She was all business, pleasant but driven, barely allowing me time thank her for meeting with me. She turned...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
There are certain passages in much loved and much read and re-read books that have the power to show us how much we have changed while they've remained the same.
It's a bit like paying a visit to the town you're from for the first time in years. All is...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Not long after we moved to Emmaus, we discovered Martha Vines. She was the children's librarian at the borough library, and it was immediately obvious that she had been put on Earth to be this very thing.
It is a rare combination of patience and passion...