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  • Canton Seeks Town Historian, Poet Laureate

    CANTON — A help-wanted ad for three new jobs the town is seeking to fill might read as follows, "Needed, people who know their history and have a way with words." The town is looking to appoint a town historian, a deputy town historian and a poet...
  • Prince Charles to be part of marathon Dylan Thomas reading

    Well, his is the Prince of Wales. Prince Charles will participate in a marathon reading of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas' work in October to celebrate the centenary of his birth, the BBC reports. During his life and some time after his death in 1953,...
  • Exclusive: Two Apple medical trials shed light on how HealthKit will work

    Exclusive: Two Apple medical trials shed light on how HealthKit will work
    Two prominent U.S. hospitals are preparing to launch trials with diabetics and chronic disease patients using Apple Inc's HealthKit, offering a glimpse of how the iPhone maker's ambitious take on healthcare will work in practice. HealthKit, which is...
  • 'Star-Spangled Banner' was once a song of drinking, sex

    'Star-Spangled Banner' was once a song of drinking, sex
    Americans this weekend will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the poem that became the nation’s national anthem, a bit of verse written by a pro-slavery lawyer put to the melody of a British song┬áthat praised drinking and sex. Oh, say what?...
  • Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers continue to continue to strike a chord with hypnotic rock tunes

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers continue to continue to strike a chord with hypnotic rock tunes
    Before easing into a conversation about his new album with the Heartbreakers, "Hypnotic Eye," the longtime Malibu beach-dweller Tom Petty has a score to settle. It's in response to an old Los Angeles Times survey of Los Angeles' most enduring rock bands....
  • Old photos capture fall color in black and white

    Old photos capture fall color in black and white
    Local photographers captured the four seasons in full bloom in the early 20th century on glass slides. In his 1889 poem "An Indian Summer Reverie," James Russell Lowell refers to autumn leaves as "visionary tints" and references the "squirrel on the...
  • National Book Award longlist for poetry announced

    National Book Award longlist for poetry announced
    The longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for poetry was announced Tuesday. The poets who made the cut include two MacArthur "genius" Fellows (Linda Bierds, Edward Hirsch and Mark Strand), an Episcopal priest (Spencer Reece), a professor at UC...
  • Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners

    Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners
    An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations. A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide. A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...
  • With bird's-eye view of rebirth of World Trade Center, Bucks artist captures 'Downtown Rising'

    With bird's-eye view of rebirth of World Trade Center, Bucks artist captures 'Downtown Rising'
    Todd Stone was in his Tribeca studio six blocks from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, working literally in the shadow of the twin towers in downtown Manhattan. Stone, a well-known abstract artist, ran to his rooftop when the first plane hit,...
  • Authors On Vintage Baseball, Auto Racing And Cats Giving Talks At Twain House

    Authors On Vintage Baseball, Auto Racing And Cats Giving Talks At Twain House
    Books about auto racing, baseball and cats will be discussed at programs at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, and writing workshops and courses are being offered there. >>On Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., five experts from...
  • The Week Ahead

    The Week Ahead
    It's another busy week coming up for Hampton Roads readers! UPDATED/CORRECTED Sept. 17 Tonight's lecture on tattooing and author talk about "The Collection" by Pops and Kathy Maguire will take place at the Mariners' Museum main lobby, 100 Museum Drive,...