| Mar 13, 2012
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...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 7:28 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a decade when tens of millions of people in the U.S. experienced mass unemployment and social upheaval as the nation clawed its way out of the Great Depression and rumblings of global war were heard from abroad.
| Mar 22, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Like many journalists, Nancy Bilyeau dreamed of writing a novel. She even managed to eke out a few chapters, melding her two great loves of Tudor history and mystery thrillers.
But whenever she would make a little headway, the real world — her...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 2:38 PM
As the Trayvon Martin controversy splinters into a debate about self-defense, a central question remains: Who was heard crying for help on a 911 call in the moments before the teen was shot?
A leading expert in the field of forensic voice...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 8:00 AM
I would like to thank letter writer Charles Herr for exhibiting concern about the treatment of historic items within the community ("Laying bare hands on historic bible is an archival sin," April 4). Like him, I believe that the greatest care should be...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 8:43 PM
Have you ever participated in a book club group, or wished you could form a group? There are so many reasons to join a book club or to start your own.
It's an excellent way to enjoy books and challenge your mind. Participating in a book club encourages...
| Sep 4, 2011
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,"...
| Sep 4, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO NEW YORK
From LAX, nonstop service to JFK New York is available on Virgin America, Delta, JetBlue, United and American, and connecting service (change of plane) is offered on Delta and US Airways. Restricted round-trip fares begin at...
| Sep 4, 2011
In my family, we've never recognized a distinction between happiness and the handling of books.
Books in libraries, books in shops. Books that take you places, and books you can steal from — like Norman Maclean's memoir, "A River Runs Through It,"...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 7:24 PM
When historians recount parts of the Maryland Campaign of the Civil War, they often rely on accounts from Ezra A. Carman, who led the 13th New Jersey infantry during the campaign, according to Thomas G. Clemens, a history professor at Hagerstown Community...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 7:33 AM
If there was ever a week not to drive into Manhattan, it's this one. President Barack Obama and more than a hundred world leaders are hitting the city starting Monday for the U.N. General Assembly.
From the streets to the river, to say security is...