| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:14 PM
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.
| Sep 27, 2014
| 10:37 PM
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.
| Oct 5, 2014
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.
As the English language evolved...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 8:33 AM
When his longtime mentor and celebrated children's author Edward Gorey died in 2000, Kevin McDermott grieved for one week. Then he grabbed a camera and visited the Elephant House, Gorey's home in Cape Cod, a rundown place covered in a thicket of tree...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:33 AM
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...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 11:47 AM
We picked the best books from 2014 that stood out amongst the rest in a year filled with good literature. Here are our picks.
The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham (Penguin, $29.95)
Sex and anarchy! A...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 11:48 AM
The first Christmas gift I can remember receiving was a book. I was 4 years old, still unable to read, but when Santa left me a copy of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by Chicago's own L. Frank Baum, I felt certain that it was the greatest gift any boy had...
| 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...
| 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-...