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  • Taking the Kids -- to a new eco hotspot, Nicaragua

    Taking the Kids -- to a new eco hotspot, Nicaragua
    I'm talking to my daughter. Even better, she doesn't have that annoyed don't-nag-me-mom tone in her voice. It's one of those vacation afternoons I wish would last forever -- sunny skies, no place to be, no arguing and best of all, my youngest daughter...
  • Maximilian Schell dies at 83; Oscar-winning actor

    When Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell won the best actor Academy Award in 1962 for his role in "Judgment at Nuremberg," he gave a short thank-you speech in which he recalled being questioned by a customs official upon first arriving in the United...
  • For the holidays, a brief history of manners

    For the holidays, a brief history of manners
    According to Emily Post, "All rules of table manners are made to avoid ugliness." They exist to shield us from other people's effusions and emissions — and to conceal our own. Manners can act as a lubricant, minimizing social friction, but mostly...
  • Science Fiction roundup: 'The Adjacent' by Christopher Priest, more

    Science Fiction roundup: 'The Adjacent' by Christopher Priest, more
    Here are three new science fiction books worth checking out. The Adjacent by Christopher Priest, Titan, 377 pages $24.99 Christopher Priest has long been one of England's most intriguing novelists but is still best known in the United States for...
  • An American journey back to Africa

    An American journey back to Africa
    A cotton swab to the cheek. That's how the destination for this journey to Africa, nearly a decade in the making, was chosen. It would be the first trip to the continent for our family, and we wanted to have a connection to our location, beyond a...
  • PASSINGS: Bernard L. Shaw, George Rodrigue, Paul Torday

     PASSINGS: Bernard L. Shaw, George Rodrigue, Paul Torday
    Bernard L. Shaw Bodyguard married Patricia Hearst Bernard L. Shaw, 68, a San Francisco police officer who served as Patty Hearst's bodyguard and later married her, died Tuesday in Garrison, N.Y. His death after a long illness was announced by the...
  • Eleanor Catton's 'The Luminaries' wins 2013 Man Booker Prize

    Eleanor Catton's 'The Luminaries' wins 2013 Man Booker Prize
    Eleanor Catton took the 2013 Man Booker Prize for "The Luminaries" at an awards ceremony in London on Tuesday night. At age 28, Catton is the youngest novelist ever to win the prestigious prize -- and her novel, at more than 800 pages, is the longest...
  • Janet Burroway carries on, reinvents self

    Janet Burroway carries on, reinvents self
    Janet Burroway takes the stage at Women & Children First bookstore on a Thursday evening. She's appearing with her close friend, the award-winning writer Rosellen Brown, to promote the new anthology "A Story Larger Than My Own: Women Writers Look Back...
  • Review: 'She's Leaving Home' by William Shaw

    Review: 'She's Leaving Home' by William Shaw
    The recent commemorations of Beatlemania, tied to the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's maiden voyage on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964, have produced hours of TV documentaries and a groaning shelf of new books. These last include a murder mystery,...
  • PASSINGS: Henri Lazarof, Elizabeth Jane Howard, George Goodman, Carter Camp

    Henri Lazarof Composer, teacher and art collector Henri Lazarof, 81, a prolific composer and teacher who may have been best known for the modern art collection he and his wife amassed, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. The cause was Alzheimer'...
  • Doris Lessing dies at 94; British novelist of the 'female experience'

    When Doris Lessing learned she had been chosen as the 2007 Nobel laureate in literature, her response was something less than joyous. "I can't say I'm overwhelmed with surprise," she told reporters outside her London home as she emerged from a cab...