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  • Book review: 'The View from Lazy Point' by Carl Safina

    Book review: 'The View from Lazy Point' by Carl Safina
    The View from Lazy Point A Natural Year in an Unnatural World Carl Safina Henry Holt: 416 pp., $30 "The View from Lazy Point" is a naturalist's notebook, a record of a year at Carl Safina's home on the Sound side of eastern Long Island, north of...
  • Ed Begley Jr.: Big green man

    Ed Begley Jr.: Big green man
    I once tried to pick up Ed Begley Jr. Before your mind dives for the gutter, it was 2004, not long after Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor, and I rented a Hummer to write about whether it was all that its most famous fancier believed it to be. I...
  • From killing zone to bird of prey refuge

    It's the time of the season, not for love, but for those who love to watch hawks and other raptors in flight. Almost all Lehigh Valley residents know that if they want to see hawks, eagles and other birds of prey, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary near Kempton...
  • Food books, a feast of ideas

    Food books, a feast of ideas
    There's a Calvinist streak marbling the fat of any good American eater: One hand giveth and the other taketh away. I should. I shouldn't. Pleasure and pain. I want it but I shouldn't have it. This is a good time to reflect on just how American our...
  • Discoveries: In praise of our blue planet

    Discoveries: In praise of our blue planet
    Deep Blue Home An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean Julia Whitty Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 256 pp., $24 Julia Whitty has a way of observing nature that is not self-referential. She writes with humor, reverence, true curiosity and an unfettered...
  • New book picks 10 best of everything for families

    The 10 best places for ice cream, roller coasters, music festivals and wildlife-watching are just a few of the lists you'll find in The 10 Best of Everything Families: An Ultimate Guide for Travelers. The new book ($21.95) from National Geographic, by...
  • John McPhee's new book gets personal

    John McPhee's new book gets personal
    There's a fault line opening in John McPhee. After 28 books and countless essays, he is giving us, bit by bit, a more personal sense of who he is. In a recent, beautiful piece for the New Yorker, he combined an essay on pickerel with memories of his...
  • Chasing Down The Muse: 41 years later we're still in trouble

    "There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew." —Marshall McLuhan "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." —Margaret Mead April 22...
  • Education Matters: Antonovich's arguments are short-sighted

    Education Matters: Antonovich's arguments are short-sighted
    Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...
  • Pesticide bill threatens the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem

    We applaud Sen. Ben Cardin's courageous opposition to the pesticides bill now before the U.S. Senate ("Cardin opposes break on pesticide," July 4). This proposal would cancel the Environmental Protection Agency's permit program limiting the amount and...
  • Artist Bruce Nauman skywrites over Pasadena

     
    Down on the ground, it was a Saturday morning pretty much like any other in the Arroyo Seco's Brookside Park, a stone's throw from Pasadena's Rose Bowl. Kids were playing soccer, vendors hawked ice cream, families were heading to the......