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  • At 103, she's still curious about tomorrow

    At 103, she's still curious about tomorrow
    The dining room of Orlando Lutheran Towers on Sunday is like a nice restaurant with cloth napkins, water glasses, a menu and waitresses. And Esther Myers is appropriately dressed in understated elegance: pale blue blouse with embroidered pockets, slim...
  • Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says

    Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says
    Sociologist Alice Goffman is a 5-foot-2-inch white woman who grew up in privilege in Philadelphia's historic and affluent neighborhood of Center City. But over the course of six years — during part of her time as an undergraduate at the University...
  • Lower Macungie Library offers adult reading club

    The Lower Macungie Library has a summer reading club for those 18 and older. The program runs through August 9, according to the Lower Macungie Library website. Patrons who are 18 or older are eligible to sign up at the circulation desk inside the...
  • Shanghai trade zone shortens FDI restriction list without significant liberalization

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Shanghai government has shortened its list of sectors where foreign investment is be banned or restricted within the new Shanghai free trade zone (FTZ), but the changes show only slight relaxation for foreign entrance into the...
  • Film Review: 'The 50 Year Argument'

    The history of The New York Review of Books is incisively celebrated and distilled by co-directors Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi in "The 50-Year Argument," which takes us behind-the-scenes of editor Robert Silvers' storied weekly and finds, to its...
  • Orlando Chabad honors influential rabbi

    Orlando Chabad honors influential rabbi
      Chabad of South Orlando, 7504 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson on Tuesday, July 1, at 8:30 p.m. Described as the most influential rabbi in modern history, the Rebbe&...
  • 'Liberty's Torch' reveals a statue with a storied past

    'Liberty's Torch' reveals a statue with a storied past
    Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is an all-but-forgotten figure in American history. He was, however, responsible for one of the most enduring symbols of the United States: the Statue of Liberty. A Frenchman from Alsace, he conceived, designed, sold and...
  • Comics Journalist writes about "The Economics of Digital Comics"

    Comics Journalist writes about "The Economics of Digital Comics"
    With so many Kickstarter projects looking for funding, you'd think there would be more devoted to the business of comic books. Apparently there aren't all that many, which is why Todd Allen's "Economics of Digital Comics" has gotten so much attention....
  • World Book Night U.S. calls it quits

    World Book Night U.S. calls it quits
    World Book Night U.S. is suspending operations, Publishers Weekly reports, after just three years. The idea of World Book Night is to have volunteers give away free books all on a single day in April. In 2013, 27,500 American volunteers distributed half...
  • Authors chat with visitors on subjects ranging from war to mental illness

    Willington Public Library visitors recently had the opportunity to talk with 10 Connecticut authors, all members of the American Authors & Publishing Guild, at a kick-off event for the library's summer reading program. It was a different way to mark...
  • Walter Dean Myers, celebrated young adult author, dies at 76

    Walter Dean Myers, a celebrated author known for writing books about young African Americans, such as "Monster," "Fallen Angels" and "Hoops," has died. He was 76. "Walter's many award-winning books do not shy away from the sometimes gritty truth of...