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  • Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems

    Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems
    Once again, the poets came through. When we asked readers to submit opinionated poems for this year's Op-Ed poetry pages, we heard from nearly 1,000 of you. Your poems dealt with just about every aspect of modern life — with war and peace, with...
  • Marking 100 years since Martha, the last of the passenger pigeons, died

    Friday evening, people gathered to remember Martha. She was a star in her day. Scarlet eyes and peach-colored breast. Head held high. Toward the end of her life, people lined up to see her a glimpse for the ages. But a hundred years ago Monday,...
  • Conservatives must better understand recent history of Latin-Americans to win their support

    Half a century ago we saw the spark of powerful ideas that changed the face of America. Some became legislation, such as the War on Poverty. Others became potent cultural trends, like the sexual revolution. Less noticed but no less impactful was the onset...
  • 'Genie Wishes' goes inside the mind of the fifth-grader

    'Genie Wishes' goes inside the mind of the fifth-grader
    Baltimore children's book author Elisabeth Dahl used to walk two or three miles just so she could hang out at the Library of Congress, reveling in the Paris Opera House style-architecture, the 23-karat gold-plated dome and the breathtakingly extensive...
  • 'Why Football Matters' versus 'Against Football'

    'Why Football Matters' versus 'Against Football'
    Unlike Steve Almond and Mark Edmundson, the authors of two terrific new books on football, I did not grow up with a father who loved the sport. My father thinks football is commercialized barbarism — 22 oversized idiots plowing into one another,...
  • Donald Antrim's new story collection goes in unexpected directions

    Donald Antrim's new story collection goes in unexpected directions
    At first glance, Donald Antrim's collection of short fiction, "The Emerald Light in the Air," looks like a departure — at least from the three novels for which he is known. If in the past, Antrim has played around the edges of reality — his...
  • NYT regrets calling Michael Brown 'no angel,' but was the newspaper so wrong?

    The New York Times is expressing contrite second thoughts about a profile of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., that described Brown as “no angel.” Here’s the paragraph in...
  • Northern Ireland author launches book in Belfast and Bethlehem

    Northern Ireland author launches book in Belfast and Bethlehem
    Northern Ireland author Tony Macaulay will celebrate the release of his newest memoir Thursday simultaneously in Belfast and in Bethlehem. "All Growed Up" is the third book in his series of memoirs that tell the story of what it was like to grow up...
  • Zaha Hadid sues over New York Review of Books article

    Zaha Hadid sues over New York Review of Books article
    Architect Zaha Hadid has filed a libel lawsuit over an article that recently appeared in the New York Review of Books, prompting the author to issue an admission of error. The article, which appeared in the June 5 issue, is a review written by critic...
  • Hiroshi Sakurazaka on how reality and video games changed his fiction

    Earlier this week, Jeff VanderMeer talked to science fiction writers about how their real-life experiences get absorbed into their fantastical novels. Author Hiroshi Sakurazaka — whose novels include “All you Need is Kill,” which was...
  • READER SUBMITTED: World War One Quilt Presentation

    Quilt historian and lecturer, Sue Reich, will give the presentation, "The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month: WWI Quilts," on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library and Museum in Washington. Sue Reich's...