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  • Watch novelist Ben Percy perplex Steve Harvey on the 'Today' show

    In publishing, landing a spot on the "Today" show has traditionally been thought of as a publicity holy grail. Is that why Benjamin Percy wore a pregnancy suit to get there? And did he have any idea just how strange the experience would be? Not...
  • Go To The Mat To Keep Olympic Wrestling

    Ever wrestle? We speak of formal amateur wrestling, as mostly seen on the high school and college levels. If you have, you know it is one of the most demanding of sports, a total, all-out commitment of body and mind. It requires discipline and skill, it...
  • Book review: 'Driving on the Rim' by Thomas McGuane

    Book review: 'Driving on the Rim' by Thomas McGuane
    Driving on the Rim A Novel Thomas McGuane Alfred A. Knopf: 310 pp., $26.95 Fiction is "the last frontier," Thomas McGuane writes in a poetic disclaimer to this powerful novel about Berl Pickett, a small town doctor faced with public condemnation, lest...
  • Mother Needs Help Locating Her Autistic Missing Son

    Mother Needs Help Locating Her Autistic Missing Son
    A Brooklyn mother needs your help finding her missing son who has autism. Police say 27-year-old John Irving Hankies was last seen on Sunday, December 26. His mother was the last person reported to see him. She says around 9:00 am that day, he left...
  • Catonsville High School

    Valedictorian: Olivia Nicolaus Salutatorian: Grace Hochheimer Mohamed Ibrashim Abdelmegid, RachelWellington Abhilashi, Kareem Ibrahim Aboutaleb, YousefIbrahimAboutaleb, Matthew Abraham, Christopher Jason Actie, Juan Pablo Aguina, Aizaz Ahmed,...
  • 10 things you might not know about Iowa

    10 things you might not know about Iowa
    Tuesday will mark the Iowa caucuses, the first voting that counts in the presidential race. During this quadrennial ritual, politicians conduct "retail politics," whether or not the people buy it. Here are 10 facts that can withstand the upcoming...
  • Book review: 'The Hair of Harold Roux' by Thomas Williams

    Book review: 'The Hair of Harold Roux' by Thomas Williams
    The Hair of Harold Roux A Novel Thomas Williams Introduction by Andre Dubus III, afterword by Ann Joslin Williams Bloomsbury: 384 pp., $15 paper Thomas Williams' novel "The Hair of Harold Roux" occupies a peculiar limbo of the lost: Published in...
  • 10 things you might not know about fictional fathers

    10 things you might not know about fictional fathers
    From "King Lear" to "Leave it to Beaver," works of fiction have featured memorable dads. Here's a Father's Day sampler: 1. Chevy Chase plays Clark Griswold in four "Vacation" feature films, but Clark's two kids are played by different actors in each....
  • Teel Time: Syracuse, Pitt bring storied tradition, modest budgets, renowned facilities to ACC

    Teel Time: Syracuse, Pitt bring storied tradition, modest budgets, renowned facilities to ACC
    Riffing off the Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil,” please allow me to introduce future ACC members Syracuse and Pittsburgh. When the Orange and Panthers begin competition in their new conference home hinges on negotiations with the Big...
  • Book review: 'The Art of Fielding' by Chad Harbach

    Book review: 'The Art of Fielding' by Chad Harbach
    The Art of Fielding A Novel Chad Harbach Little, Brown: 528 pp., $25.99 In terms of conjuring a shorthand for a certain American innocence, there are few delivery systems quite so direct as baseball. Touched on by a library's worth of authors...
  • King epic takes on time travel

    King epic takes on time travel
    In every life, a little fall must reign. One slip, one missed opportunity, one hesitation or wrong turn can haunt you forever, casting an intractable shadow over the rest of your days. The words "if only" are never far from anyone's thoughts. But what...