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  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Buenos Aires

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Buenos Aires
    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Not quite Latin America, not quite Europe, Buenos Aires is a delightful blend of old and new. Heavy on nostalgia yet youthful and dynamic, there is rarely a dull moment in the city known as the Paris of the South.
  • Book review: 'The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry'

    Book review: 'The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry'
    The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry An Anthology Edited by Ilan Stavans Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 729 pp., $50 Here's the answer to a hypothetical "Jeopardy" query: "Who are Pablo Neruda and, um…?" And now, the question:...

    Hans Keilson dies at 101; author fled Nazis, recently drew great acclaim

    Hans Keilson dies at 101; author fled Nazis, recently drew great acclaim
    Hans Keilson was a newly minted physician in the mid-1930s when the persecution began. As a Jew in Hitler's Germany, he was stripped of the right to practice medicine. A writer, he soon lost that identity too: His autobiographical first novel was pulped...

    College student's philosophy program brings Plato and Buddha to Jessup prison

    Donald McColl was ready to start his PowerPoint presentation on the questionable origin of some early Christian artworks, but the equipment was acting up. A student asked, "Does anyone have a paper clip?" It was a joke. No one has a paper clip in prison....

    'Hypothermia' and other chillers for your Halloween bag

    'Hypothermia' and other chillers for your Halloween bag
    It's the most frightening time of the year: Halloween is upon us again. Whether you dress up for a night on the town or turn out the lights to avoid trick-or-treaters, the Book Bag has you covered. Scaring up a good read will be the least of your worries....