| 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 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...
| Aug 25, 2012
The witch had been weeping in the boxwoods for more than half a century before Laura Amy Schlitz picked up her pen and set her free.
The 57-year-old Schlitz is the librarian at Park School and a Newbery Medal-winning author whose newest novel, "Splendors...
| Sep 5, 2012
Caryn Beth Rosenthal ceremoniously dumped her boyfriend of 10 years on July 5, 2009 — the very same week Maryjane Fahey was dumped by her boyfriend of seven.
On the surface, only one of those scenarios seems like a choice. But as both women will...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:30 AM
(Wednesday at The New York Public Library)
Creative Director Bernardo Rojo offered a dramatic collection that included plenty of color, fabric options and lots of great outerwear.
Presented at the New York Public Library, the collection...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:17 AM
Click here to see a copy of Haussner's menu from 1967. Turtle Steak Swiss Style, 2 veg - $2.60. Pink Squirrel - $1. Strawberry pie - 65.
I knew about the What's on the Menu, the New York Public Library's ongoing project to digitize and transcribe its...
| May 27, 2012
After children's author Jean Craighead George revealed that she wanted to write a book about a girl who talks with wolves, legendary book editor Ursula Nordstrom reportedly asked one question — will it be accurate? — and most certainly knew...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Donald J. Sobol, who created the book series featuring child sleuth Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown, has died at age 87.
Sobol's books were popular with a generation of kids, beginning in the early 1960s, because they portrayed youngsters who were wise beyond...
| 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...
| Sep 21, 2011
Amazon.com Inc. is trumpeting the availability of its Kindle e-books at 11,000 public libraries around the U.S., a step that is sure to make Kindle readers happy. Until they find out how few Kindle books are actually available. At the......