| Jul 31, 2011
The genesis of "... i listen to the wind that obliterates my traces," a new book of vintage photographs with musical accompaniment, came simply, during one of artist Steve Roden's regular visits to the flea market.
"This is how it always happens —...
| Oct 22, 2010
| 2:36 PM
"Grant Wood: A Life"
By R. Tripp Evans
Knopf, $37.50, 432 pages
Controversy attended Grant Wood's iconic and enigmatic painting "American Gothic" from its first public viewing, a juried exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1930. The depiction...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 3:22 PM
By Alan Heathcock
Graywolf. $15.00, 208 pages
Eight stories, by native Chicagoan Alan Heathcock, who lives and works in Idaho, where he seems to have found in that mostly rural state great inspiration in the pathetic and maniacal denizens...
| Jul 14, 2011
Moviegoers in China enthusiastically see American films, yet the reverse is almost never true. But you'd think if there would be someone who might bridge the divide — someone whose personal background, connections and professional expertise could...
| Sep 21, 2010
Presidents Jimmy Carter and Herbert Hoover might be bracketed together for a number of reasons.
Both were engineers by training, shared an almost theological faith in the chimera of governmental efficiency, believed effective management grew from close...
| Jun 21, 2011
The acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is expected to step down because of a controversial gun-running investigation that allowed weapons to be sold to suspected agents of Mexican drug cartels, according...
| Mar 14, 2011
Engineers are now pumping seawater laced with boron into two nuclear reactors at Japan's Fukushima No. 1 (Daiichi) power plant 150 miles north of Tokyo and are considering doing it at a third reactor in a last-ditch effort to stave off a meltdown that...
| Sep 1, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Two Idaho Fish and Game biologists and a pilot were killed when the helicopter they were aboard crashed early Tuesday morning. This is the first fatal aircraft accident involving an Idaho Fish and Game biologist in almost a decade. Those......
| Sep 2, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Thursday's college football TV schedule College football officially starts tonight with a full slate of games beginning with Presbyterian at Wake Forest starting at 6:30 p.m. ET....
| Sep 7, 2010
| 4:32 PM
In what city are you least likely to get in a car crash? For the past six years, Allstate Insurance Co. has conducted yearly studies to answer that question. By sifting through the insurer???s auto claims, Allstate is able to......
| Aug 27, 2011
An Idaho resort hotel's verdure is not the wild tumble around W.S. Merwin's beloved Hawaiian home, but disciplined grass and orderly stands of trees. Not, perhaps, the sort of trees Merwin had in mind when he wrote, "On the last day of the world I would...