| Dec 5, 2010
Seated before a bank of cameras in the clubby, wood-paneled confines of a Senate hearing room one morning last week, Christopher J. Dodd looked completely at home.
The silver-haired senator was poised to take the gavel for the final time as chairman of...
| Mar 6, 2011
In a sermon some years ago, the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University's longtime spiritual leader, offered a precise, if unconventional, definition of hell. He said hell is "being defined by your circumstances, and believing that definition."
| Aug 2, 2011
Gene McDaniels, who emerged as a pop singing star in the early 1960s with hits such as "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" and "Tower of Strength" and a decade later wrote Roberta Flack's No. 1 hit "Feel Like Makin' Love," has died. He was 76.
| Jan 15, 2011
| 3:42 PM
Kay Mills, a widely respected journalist and award-winning author whose books reflected her deep interest in women's issues and the civil rights movement, died Thursday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 69.
The cause was a heart...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 8:44 AM
"The Pursuit of Other Interests"
By Jim Kokoris
St. Martin’s Press, $24.99
Novels set against the backdrop of hard economic times will come and go as the economy flourishes or declines, but novels about getting fired are forever. That fear is...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 4:58 AM
Hurricane Irene is moving north-northeast across eastern North Carolina at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph.
At 2 p.m., Irene was about 45 miles west-northwest of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and about 96 miles south of Norfolk, Va.
| Feb 14, 2011
| 11:47 AM
"Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce"
By Lois Lowry
Scholastic, $12.99, ages 9-12
The newest versions of the "Dear America" books, a series of fictional diaries, offer a personal way into important American moments. The focus here is...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 1:32 PM
Second novels can break the heart. Those robust, provocative first novels that seize the lapels often seem to invite pale imitation, leaving readers desperate to escape the straitjacket of promise.
An uncommon writer, J. Courtney Sullivan has defied...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 4:01 PM
Four years ago Chicago transplant Marcus Sakey was the new kid on the block when his novel “The Blade Itself” put his name on bookshelves. This first novel and the three books that followed imprinted his adopted city in the minds of crime...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 10:17 AM
"The Romeo and Juliet Code"
By Phoebe Stone
Arthur A. Levine, $16.99, ages 10-13
You'll look at the title and the cover - blue-jean-clad legs, pink sneakers and black sneakers, a blanket on the grass - and think: star-crossed young lovers. And you...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 11:58 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - July 4 is the ultimate summer weekend - long days, warm weather, fireworks and the beach are all part of what makes American Independence Day special. In honor of this great American holiday online travel adviser Cheapflights (www....