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  • Review: 'Ada's Algorithm' by James Essinger

    Review: 'Ada's Algorithm' by James Essinger
    The story of Ada Lovelace would be irresistible even if she did not hold a singular place in the history of the computer. Her father was the celebrated poet Lord Byron. His brief marriage to Annabella Milbanke is the stuff of bodice rippers, with the naive bride told she is not needed, while Byron carries on an affair with his half-sister — just one of his extramarital dalliances.
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Piraeus in Athens, Greece

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Piraeus in Athens, Greece
    Piraeus, the port of Athens, Greece. is popular both as embarkation/disembarkation point for Eastern Mediterranean and Greek Isles cruises, as well as a stop (sometimes overnight) on voyages in that part of the world that originate and end in other ports....

    The Bernard Madoff book collection: Rick Moody, Fyodor Dostoevsky

    How does an author of seriously literary fiction discover one of his books was owned by Bernie Madoff, the investor who defrauded his clients of billions of dollars? He sees it listed in an auction on EBay. That's how Rick Moody came to know that Madoff's...

    A rumination on books not yet read

    A rumination on books not yet read
    Sometimes I wonder how many books I've read in my four decades. Thousands, anyway — maybe tens of thousands — since the first one, about a choo-choo, when I was not quite 3. Right up to Anne Carson's “Autobiography of Red,”...

    State dig uncovers the secrets of an 1814 battlefield

    State dig uncovers the secrets of an 1814 battlefield
    The DNA of a battle that helped turn the tide of a war going horribly wrong for America lay buried just six inches below the surface in a Kent County cornfield. For nearly two centuries, the musket balls, canister shot and other artifacts from intense...