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  • Take steps to avoid tick bites

    Harvard Health Blog My first tick sighting was a mixture of horror and fascination. It happened during my one and only experience with summer camp, on the shores of Alma Lake in north central Wisconsin. One of my cabin mates discovered a big, fat tick...
  • Review: 'This Dark Road to Mercy' by Wiley Cash

     Review: 'This Dark Road to Mercy' by Wiley Cash
    Twelve-year-old Easter Quillby's earliest memory of her father was watching him, from a distance, play baseball. When she was 9, Wade Chesterfield (she calls him "Wade," not "Dad") abandoned Easter, her younger sister Ruby, and their mom, Corinne. Three...
  • Review: 'At Night We Walk in Circles' by Daniel Alarcon

    Review: 'At Night We Walk in Circles' by Daniel Alarcon
    "We never should have revived his moribund play,” playwright Henry Nuñez tells his partners in Daniel Alarcón's darkly magical novel “At Night We Walk in Circles.” “Another one, perhaps, but why this play, which carried with it...
  • Tom Hanks navigates 'Captain Phillips' to first-class reviews

    Much like the captain of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama, who was rescued by the U.S. Navy after his ship was set upon by Somali pirates in April 2009, "Captain Phillips" appears to have been in good hands. With Tom Hanks in front of the camera and Paul...
  • The CW reins in steamy sex scene on 'Reign'

    It was a steamy scene that never made it to screen. The pilot for the CW's new drama, "Reign," originally featured a scene where a young handmaiden pleasures herself in an abandoned stairwell. That scene didn't make the final cut, though.  The show...
  • 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' a sequel with spark, critics say

    If reviews are any indication, the "Hunger Games" film franchise need not fear the sophomore slump. Building on the success of the 2012 film, the sequel "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is earning excellent reviews. Many critics are praising director...
  • Beatles authority says 'Tune In' for the real story

    Beatles authority says 'Tune In' for the real story
    As a leading authority on the Beatles, researcher and author Mark Lewisohn is well aware that there have been far too many books written about the Fab Four. "In general terms and in biographical terms, I think the Beatles have been underserved by books,"...
  • 'RoboCop' a lumbering remake, reviews say

    In 1987, Paul Verhoeven's futuristic crime thriller "RoboCop" made its mark with equal parts over-the-top violence and cynical, prescient satire. Now director Jose Padilha's remake has updated the cybernetic cop's story with references to the hot-button...
  • Dreaming of the White House

    Is it too early to think about who's running for president in 2016, three years from now? Not in Washington, a city with more campaign consultants than dry cleaners. After all, we're talking about a business that raised and spent more than $2 billion,...
  • Better ways to grade public schools

    Better ways to grade public schools
    How do you measure school quality? For the last decade, the answer has been informed by a single set of data: standardized test scores. Now there is a chance to change that. Although Congress remains unwilling to overhaul No Child Left Behind, with...
  • Future terrorists

    What turns people into terrorists? That question might sound simplistic, but it's at the heart of the struggle to prevent terrorist attacks. Take a look at some of the people who have tried to do us harm in the last few years. Umar Farouk...