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  • ‘Sailor Twain’: Mermaid tale explores murky depths of the heart

     
    Graphic novelist Mark Siegel intertwines themes of obsession, loss and redemption in “Sailor Twain: The Mermaid in the Hudson,” a ......
  • New York City's spots for book lovers

    New York City's spots for book lovers
    On the third floor of a big, gray building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, silver-haired docent Julie Chelminski recently stepped up to the middle of a hushed room and faced 15 spellbound tourists. "On the walls of this room there were 9,000 drawers,"...
  • Crystal Bridges art museum is reshaping Wal-Mart's hometown

     Crystal Bridges art museum is reshaping Wal-Mart's hometown
    BENTONVILLE, Ark. — To meet Gilbert Stuart's "George Washington," Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter," Andy Warhol's "Dolly Parton" and hundreds of other artworks less famous and more subtle, first fly to XNA. That's right, Northwest Arkansas...
  • Judy Garland on Judy Garland: New book culls lifetime of interviews

    A press release from Random House sent Jan. 4, 1960, proclaimed “a book for which publishers have been angling for years has been signed and sealed.” That book was “The Judy Garland Story.” The then-37-year-old star of such...
  • Book lovers: Try these literary travel options

    Carla Hayden is one of Baltimore's best-known book lovers, one who has spent 21 years at the helm of the city's Enoch Pratt Free Library. When the busy bibliophile takes time off to travel, she appreciates accommodations where books are part of the...
  • A cooling dip with the bears at Alaska's Katmai National Park

    A cooling dip with the bears at Alaska's Katmai National Park
    Today’s “A Minute Away” video -- “Bathing bears, falling man, Naknek Lake, Alaska” -- comes from Katmai National Park, where bears spend the long days catching and gobbling salmon every July. To reach one of the best...
  • From the air, a look at Alaska's hidden corners

    From the air, a look at Alaska's hidden corners
    Without small planes, Alaska would be even lonelier than it is already – and travelers wouldn’t get to see so many gorgeous mountains, lakes and rivers. The footage and stills in this video come from my trip to Katmai National Park in July,...
  • Bear meets salmon at Katmai National Park in Alaska

    Bear meets salmon at Katmai National Park in Alaska
    Today’s A Minute Away video, “Bears and salmon on Brooks River, Katmai, Alaska,” is a last look at one of my favorite trips in the last few years. In July, photographer Mark Boster and I went by small plane to the Brooks River in...
  • 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...
  • Nate Berkus hitched in N.Y. Public Library's first same-sex wedding

    Nate Berkus hitched in N.Y. Public Library's first same-sex wedding
    Nate Berkus has built a dream wedding of his own: The designer wed fiance Jeremiah Brent on Saturday in New York City. The "American Dream Builders" host, interior designer and author wed Brent, also a designer and TV personality, at the New York Public...
  • Designer Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent expecting a child via surrogate

    Designer Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent expecting a child via surrogate
    It's two men and a baby: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are going to be dads. The "American Dream Builders" host and his new husband shared the news Wednesday on their Facebook pages, revealing they were expecting their first child via surrogate in...