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  • 'Books need to be free,' so she's making it happen

    "Once a librarian, always a librarian," Pattee Fletcher says. Strictly speaking, she was never actually a librarian. But with postgraduate degrees in library and information sciences, she knows a little something about the profession. About nine...
  • Researchers show how early stress hurts brain development

    MILWAUKEE A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has shown that chronic stress of poverty, neglect and physical abuse in early life may shrink the parts of a child's developing brain responsible for memory, learning and processing emotion....
  • A friendship in Chicago, a challenge in Iraq

     A friendship in Chicago, a challenge in Iraq
    Mahmoud Saeed is leaving Chicago soon, going home to the wreckage of Iraq. He'll travel light. Four suits, he thinks. A few of his hundred or so hats. Some photos of Jackie and Samir. Going back to Iraq right now may seem like a crazy thing to...
  • Read to your kids? Of course!

    Among the things I've learned as a columnist is that two people can read the exact same piece and glean entirely different meanings. That's what happened with last Saturday's column, which scoffed at a plan by the nation's pediatricians to prescribe...
  • Some alternate Americas for the Fourth of July

    What makes the best alternate histories effective is how plausible they are. Just look at Philip K. Dick’s 1962 masterpiece “The Man in the High Castle,” with its vision of America divided after having lost World War II to Germany and...
  • Josh Weil's 'Great Glass Sea' an epic fantasy of brotherly bonds

    Josh Weil's 'Great Glass Sea' an epic fantasy of brotherly bonds
    A fantasy about an alternate near-future Russia, Josh Weil's "The Great Glass Sea" tells the moving and sensitive tale of two brothers caught up in cultural turmoil. The author's first novel after his much-lauded collection, "The New Valley," it often...
  • 'Everything I Never Told You' a moving tale of a dysfunctional family

    'Everything I Never Told You' a moving tale of a dysfunctional family
    "Everything I Never Told You," Celeste Ng's excellent first novel about family, love and ambition, opens with a death. Indeed, the demise of Lydia Lee, the teenage middle daughter of a Chinese American professor and his Virginia-born wife, is...
  • Edward J. Rasmussen

    Edward J. Rasmussen
    Edward J. Rasmussen, a retired insurance broker who also translated Japanese, died June 20 of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 95. The son of J. David Rasmussen, a New York City insurance broker, and Ellamae Rasmussen, a homemaker,...
  • Review: 'Black and White' by Richard Williams with Bart Davis

    Review: 'Black and White' by Richard Williams with Bart Davis
    Richard Williams opens his autobiography, "Black and White: The Way I See It," on a stormy Saturday in 2012, with his daughter Serena spending time with her family in the locker room during a rain delay interrupting Wimbledon's women's final. The tennis...
  • Review: 'Fare Forward' edited by Laura Sims

    Review: 'Fare Forward' edited by Laura Sims
    "Fame is a fickle food," Emily Dickinson wrote upon the occasion of David Markson's death in 2010. "Pretty much the high point of experimental fiction in this country," David Foster Wallace called Markson's novels (or "novels"), which sold about a...
  • Bucks County home of Pearl S. Buck will inspire those who visit

    Tour Pearl S. Buck's home in Bucks County and you'll feel as if you've discovered a treasure as prized as an oyster's pearl. Layer after layer of Buck's story will peel away and inspire you as you go room to room, walk the grounds and visit her grave. A...