| Oct 6, 2013
At the center of “The Night Guest,” Fiona McFarlane's quiet, unnerving and beautiful first novel, there's a tiger. Ruth, a 75-year-old widow in a coastal Australian town, wakes up in the middle of the night several times, convinced that the...
| Jul 22, 2013
In the apartheid era, the coastal city of Durban featured pristine "whites only" beaches and a boardwalk dotted with hotels and high-rise apartment blocks, a popular holiday destination. Legislation has changed all that and Durban stands as a symbol of...
| Jul 19, 2013
The long overdue, productive conversation about race and justice in America, now sputtering to a start, is going to stall if we continue bickering over the acquittal of George Zimmerman.
That quarrel is now pointless. Pointless because the jury has...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Hundreds of protesters marched through downtown Baltimore on Monday evening to express outrage over the Trayvon Martin case but also to use the teen as a symbol of systemic issues facing the black community in the city and around the country.
| Jun 29, 2013
| 6:21 PM
They were farmers, painters and watchmakers. Saddlers, millers and carpenters.
Boys from towns like Easton. And men from tiny hamlets like Bath.
Almost all of the 993 soldiers in the 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment hailed from Northampton...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 9:34 AM
For one game this season, Notre Dame football will be wearing uniforms they have never worn before.
Monday morning Adidas unveiled the uniforms for this year's Shamrock Series game.
They are white with metallic gold and Kelly green shamrock accents....
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:42 PM
The news that J.K. Rowling is developing a “Harry Potter” spinoff movie left many magic-loving Muggles feeling a bit like […]...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:19 AM
SOUTH BEND -- It was only a matter of moments before Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick’s summer beard lost its distinction as the most prominent feature on his face.
A scowl quickly grabbed that qualification.
That’s when the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:12 PM
News that J.K. Rowling is writing a “Harry Potter” spinoff movie has magical-minded Muggles, including actors from the original films, […]...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Across the Pacific, Hayao Miyazaki has already created a hit and a conversation piece with “The Wind Rises,” his look at the early days of aviation and the fictionalized formative years of Japan's Zero airplane creator Jiro Horikoshi as he...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:30 AM
In early August, a mysterious symbol started appearing in random metropolitan areas. A jumble of letters arranged in a diamond grid, the mark had no discernible message, signature or obvious identifiers. It was distinctive enough to draw notice, though,...