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  • Dollree Mapp dies at 91; arrest led to landmark search warrant ruling

    On May 23, 1957, three police officers arrived at Dollree Mapp's Cleveland duplex, looking for a man they believed had been involved in a bombing. Mapp, a streetwise woman who knew her rights, refused to let them in without a search warrant. They didn't...
  • Surry author: Christians draw power from being seen as underdogs

     Surry author: Christians draw power from being seen as underdogs
    The way Surry County author Jason Wiedel sees it, evangelical Christians are drawing influence and power from being seen as the underdogs. In his book "Persecution Complex: Why American Christians Need to Stop Playing the Victim," Wiedel argues that...
  • Rape article controversy has plunged Rolling Stone into its deepest crisis

    Rape article controversy has plunged Rolling Stone into its deepest crisis
    The story featured a sympathetic protagonist, some powerful accused villains and allegations of the most unspeakable kind. In September 2011, Rolling Stone magazine recounted the alleged sexual abuse of Billy, a young man who said that as a 10-year-...
  • Loss and attraction power Maria Flook's 'Mothers and Lovers'

    Loss and attraction power Maria Flook's 'Mothers and Lovers'
    Late in her fourth novel, "Mothers and Lovers," Maria Flook invokes Frank O'Hara's essay "Personism." When it comes to poetry, she writes, O'Hara argued that "[y]ou just go on your nerve. If someone's chasing you down the street with a knife you just run,...
  • 'God'll Cut You Down' misses the mark in Southern murder case

    'God'll Cut You Down' misses the mark in Southern murder case
    John Safran is a Jewish Australian prankster-documentarian who delves into racism and tribalism not by prodding its history and the depths of its pathos but by exposing the absurd places it leads people. He works in the vein of Sacha Baron Cohen, with the...
  • History and mystery blend in Bethlehem-based novel

    History and mystery blend in Bethlehem-based novel
    Walking through the Colonial Industrial Quarter in historic Bethlehem, it's easy to imagine what life may have been like there centuries ago. Log and stone structures conjure images of a bustling hub full of blacksmiths, masons, spinners and more. In...
  • James Dashner puts all of himself into 'Maze Runner'

    James Dashner grew up a fan of movies, so when his best-selling book "The Maze Runner" was made into a feature film he wanted to make a cameo appearance. Before he could ask, director Wes Ball posed the possibility of Dashner being in the production....
  • The world still needs its dictionaries, but how we define them is changing

    The world still needs its dictionaries, but how we define them is changing
    At a recent dinner party I brought up the subject of dictionaries, drawing a sharp and immediate response: "Dictionary?" said a friend, "Who needs a dictionary? If I need a word I just look it up on my phone." What he meant was "who needs a printed...
  • 11 gossipy things Andy Warhol said about the writers of the 1970s

    11 gossipy things Andy Warhol said about the writers of the 1970s
    Artist Andy Warhol was an enigmatic figure, so when his diaries were published after his death they caused a sensation. Sometimes gossipy, other times insightful, and often mundane (he constantly notes the cost of taxi rides), they showed that the man who...
  • Review: 'Essays After Eighty' by Donald Hall

    Review: 'Essays After Eighty' by Donald Hall
    'In the morning, I turn on the coffee, glue in my teeth, take four pills, swallow Metamucil and wipe it off my beard, fasten a brace over my buckling knee ... then read the newspaper and drink black coffee," writes Donald Hall, former U.S. poet laureate...
  • Review: 'Hospital Suite' by John Porcellino

    Review: 'Hospital Suite' by John Porcellino
    In comic books "bravery" is often a hollow word, interchangeable with "truth" and "justice," an excuse for eight pages of costumed character pummelings. But it's hard to conjure a better word to describe Chicago native John Porcellino's recent graphic...