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  • Book Review: 'Millennium People' by J.G. Ballard

    Book Review: 'Millennium People' by J.G. Ballard
    When J.G. Ballard died in April 2009, he left behind a body of work dominated by a few key ideas. First were the erotic possibilities of violence, as embodied by his 1973 novel "Crash." Equally important was his sense of suburban life as not just soul-...
  • A decade later: 9/11 in literature

    A decade later: 9/11 in literature
    The tragedy Sept. 11, 2001, prompted questions about America's place in the world, and a proliferation of books resulted. Here is a recommended reading list for those seeking enriched understanding. •"The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the...
  • 'Love and Shame and Love' by Peter Orner

    'Love and Shame and Love' by Peter Orner
    Lately, I've been trying to cure myself of my packrat tendencies and have been sorting through boxes of papers and mementos I've amassed over the years. In the box I most recently opened, I found an old Comiskey Park ticket stub from a Sox game I attended...
  • Book review: 'Jerusalem' by Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Book review: 'Jerusalem' by Simon Sebag Montefiore
    Simon Sebag Montefiore's epic survey of Jerusalem's sanguinary history does not inspire confidence in the civilizing qualities of religion. The pile of corpses accumulated over millenniums from the persecutions both perpetrated and endured by all three of...
  • McManus: A deal with the Khartoum devil?

    How do you deal with a genocidal dictator who says he wants to reform? For more than a decade, Sudan has been the quintessential pariah state. Its armed forces carried out a campaign of genocide in Darfur, killing more than 300,000; its president, Omar...
  • Israeli-American scholar plans two local appearances

    Israeli-American scholar plans two local appearances
    Jewish scholar Daniel Gordis, senior fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, will speak at two places in South Florida in November. At 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, he will speak at Zinman Hall of the Levis Jewish Community Center, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca...
  • "War" by Sebastian Junger

    "War" by Sebastian Junger
    "War" By Sebastian Junger Twelve, 287 pages, 26.99 In a disastrous encounter on a remote mountain called the Abas Ghar in eastern Afghanistan in 2005, a team of Navy SEALS was dropped in secrecy. Discovered by the fighters of a local Taliban leader,...
  • Is Homeland Security spending paying off?

    Is Homeland Security spending paying off?
    On the edge of the Nebraska sand hills is Lake McConaughy, a 22-mile-long reservoir that in summer becomes a magnet for Winnebagos, fishermen and kite sailors. But officials here in Keith County, population 8,370, imagined this scene: an Al Qaeda...
  • Teaching students about 9/11 presents challenges

    Teaching students about 9/11 presents challenges
    It's third period at Lawrence Middle School in Chatsworth, and social studies teacher Brent Smiley has exactly 50 minutes to cover 9/11. He asks for memories; few of the eighth-graders have any since they were just 2 or 3 years old when the terrorists...
  • Dayton Literary Peace Prize recipients announced

    Dayton Literary Peace Prize recipients announced
    It can be easy to get lost in the world of literary prizes, nominations and general accolades that are embedded on the cover of favored books - but the Dayton Literary Peace Prize is unique. The Dayton prize is the only award to consistently recognize...
  • "The Invisible Bridge" by Julie Orringer

    "The Invisible Bridge" by Julie Orringer
    "The Invisible Bridge" By Julie Orringer Knopf. 624 pp. $26.95 When a novel begins with Jewish characters in late 1930s Europe, there is an excellent chance that one road — train tracks, actually — will lead to Auschwitz, as almost...