| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Things get small — really small — in this week’s episode of "Cosmos," which tackles the unseen universe at the atomic scale, from the teeming ecosystem inside a single dewdrop and the intricate machinery inside a plant’s cells,...
| May 25, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Like many artists before her, Lisa Su has found inspiration from the intricate patterns and textures found in nature: the red seeds from the inside of a pomegranate, barnacles adhering to a rock.
Yet the materials she uses are not beautiful or intricate....
| May 16, 2014
Do you know the Mount Rushmore game?
Essentially, you pick a category like, say, candy bars and decide which of them belongs on the candy bar Mount Rushmore.
(For the record, the answer is: Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Twix and Kit Kat.)...
| May 16, 2014
In 2007's "Blonde Faith," fans of Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins mysteries had a fright. They could never be sure, but it looked like Rawlins, an imperfect man driven to right the world's wrongs, was dead.
Fate and Mosley weren't that cruel, and Rawlins...
| May 16, 2014
He's best known for "Endless Love," a novel that immerses its readers in an intense, visceral meditation on first love, one much richer and more complex than either of the book's two film adaptations. (The first, uniformly christened a disaster by...
| Apr 25, 2014
Given that each broadcast of Garrison Keillor's long-running radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion," is itself a kind of anthology — a grab-bag of music, comedy skits and a centerpiece monologue, "The News From Lake Wobegon" — it seems...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:49 PM
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which led to the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which led to the escalation of the Vietnam War. It's a history worth remembering at a moment when the United States faces so many crises in so...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The scene would be familiar to those of us of a certain age: a gray sea of metal desks at which clerks sit from 9 to 5 clacking away at typewriters or old-fashioned adding machines, making carbon copies (remember them?) of letters or records that no one...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:30 PM
JUSTIN CHANG: Andrew, if you'll allow me a brief (sort of) digression before we get down to business: A few nights ago, as part of our foolhardy mission to rank the films of Richard Linklater, I watched "Waking Life" for the first time since I'd seen it...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Father's Day is Sunday, and as always, I'm on the lookout for books that make great gifts. This year, I thought it would be fun to ask several dads around the Daily Press newsroom for suggestions. Here's what they had to say.
From entertainment staff...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:45 PM
SHILLINGTON — With a fresh coat of white paint and a green moat of surgically cropped lawn, the house where John Updike grew into adolescence sits prettily along a busy road in this suburb of Reading.
But inside is the detritus of renovation-in-...