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Washington (U.S. state)

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  • Housing boom, bust left different effects

    A variety of Baltimore neighborhoods ended the roller-coaster ride of the past decade with significantly higher home values than at the start, but some communities saw all the gains of the housing bubble erased by the bust. That's the conclusion of a...
  • War memoir skewers leaders

    War memoir skewers leaders
    Surely Kim Barker is the only foreign correspondent to sum up Afghan President Hamid Karzai as "whiny and conflicted, a combination of Woody Allen, Chicken Little and Jimmy Carter," with a national government that "seemed about as effective as a student...
  • "The Trouble With May Amelia" by Jennifer L. Holm

    "The Trouble With May Amelia" by Jennifer L. Holm
    "The Trouble With May Amelia" By Jennifer L. Holm Atheneum, $15.99, ages 8-12 In rural lumber-harvesting Washington, in the 1890s, May Amelia might feel she has trouble enough, with seven brothers and a Papa who thinks "Girls Are Useless." Just recently,...
  • Larson's kind of town

    Larson's kind of town
    Chicago has been very good to Erik Larson, even though it greeted his latest visit with a nasty rain and temperatures more common to November than to mid-May, which was why we were talking in the bar of his downtown hotel rather than wandering city...
  • A bountiful crop of agri-lit sprouts

    A bountiful crop of agri-lit sprouts
    On my desk, books stacked as tall as a bantam rooster celebrate backyard chicken coops in suburbia, rooftop gardens in Queens and a dairy farm on Washington state's Vashon Island. They're filled with photos of people caressing bunnies, nuzzling horses,...
  • Census figures show more diverse state

    Census figures show more diverse state
    Over the past decade, Maryland's population grew far more diverse, while growth slowed dramatically in once-booming counties in the Baltimore area, according to data released Wednesday by the Census Bureau. Baltimore lost more of its population —...
  • Chicagoland literary events: July 23 - 29

    Saturday Poets Dave Landsberger and Kathleen Rooney will write impromptu poems on any topic 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce booth at Wicker Park Fest, Milwaukee and North avenues; $5 suggested donation will benefit 826CHI. Sunday...
  • 'Rules of Civility' by Amor Towles

    'Rules of Civility' by Amor Towles
    In the first few pages of "Rules of Civility," Amor Towles' wonderful debut novel, it's New Year's Eve in Manhattan, with 1938 a few hours away. Snow powders Washington Square's trees, gates and brownstones as the curtain is drawn back and "the ghost of...
  • "Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Poetry" released by Poetry Foundation

    "Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Poetry" released by Poetry Foundation
    On Friday, the Poetry Foundation, headquartered in Chicago, announced the release of a "Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Poetry." Confusing as the pamphlet's title sounds, the 18-page document simply lays out copyright "rules" as they apply to...
  • Maryland's fastest growth creates problems

    Maryland's fastest growth creates problems
    Drive along Snowden Farm Parkway in Clarksburg and you can catch a glimpse of two completely different worlds. On one side, a landscape of narrow roads snaking their way around rolling hills, still snow-covered and dotted with farm equipment and red...
  • Md. transplants seen as helping to drive growth of York County, Pa.

    Md. transplants seen as helping to drive growth of York County, Pa.
    Former Baltimorean Greg Wise, who moved to York eight years ago to be closer to his aging parents, says he can easily identify new Maryland transplants who have joined him in the northern migration just across the Pennsylvania line. They're called...