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  • Writers Phil Klay and Evan Osnos win top National Book Awards

    By Patricia Reaney
  • Review: 'Let Me Be Frank With You' by Richard Ford

    Review: 'Let Me Be Frank With You' by Richard Ford
    In Richard Ford's 1986 novel, "The Sportswriter," the main character, Frank Bascombe, is 38, wealthy and recently divorced. His young son has died. He is exiting a period of what he calls "dreaminess" and reflecting on life. In the first pages of the...

    Put Aside Qualms About Using 'Whose' To Describe An Objects

    Q: In the sentence, "None of that revenue is going to the city, whose main source of income is taxes," is it correct to use "whose" to refer to a city, an inanimate object? — Mary Kaskan, Watertown, N.Y. A: Yes! As the English language evolved...

    Boring: Major League Baseball's non-descript 2014

    More than six months after it began with a splash in Australia, baseball's 2014 regular-season grind comes to a close Sunday. Barring a spectacular October, it wasn't a particularly memorable year by any stretch of the imagination. Strikeouts...

    Looking Back On Final Appearances Of All-Time Greats

    Looking Back On Final Appearances Of All-Time Greats
    Derek Jeter went out in style at Yankee Stadium Thursday, delivering a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Yankees beat the Orioles, 6-5. Jeter was 2-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI in his final game in the Bronx. Then...