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Book Review: ‘Humans of New York: Stories’

(St. Martin’s Press)
(St. Martin’s Press)

On Sept. 11, 2001, the world felt an intense empathy for the city of New York as many cried out, “Today we are all New...




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    Book Review: ‘SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome’

    The story of Rome is as abundant and expansive as the entire region of Europe. It would take endless books, excursions, and personal research to... Read more

  • John Langs directing in The Allen Theatre at ACT - A Contemporary Theatre. (Truman Buffett)

    Director John Langs: Classic Themes and Forms Have Undeniable Power

    Practitioners involved with the classical arts respond to why they think the texts, forms, and methods of the classics are worth keeping and why they... Read more

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    What Stories Should You Be Telling Kids This Holiday Season?

    Families most frequently tell stories around the time of vacations, family reunions, (sadly) funerals, Thanksgiving and, of course, the family-oriented winter holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah... Read more

  • The title page from the first edition of A Christmas Carol. (John Leech via Wikimedia Commons)

    How Charles Dickens Redeemed the Spirit of Christmas

    Though today regarded as the literary titan of the Victorian age, in late 1843 the 31-year-old Charles Dickens worried that his popularity was fading. His... Read more

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    Book Review: ‘Becoming a Citizen Activist’

    So many people want to change the world, but so few people know how. In his new book  “Becoming a Citizen Activist,” Seattle City Council... Read more

  • Burnstown  Publishing

    Book About Legendary Ottawa Club Café Le Hibou Hits the Mark

    It was where the likes of Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young, Van Morrison, and Muddy Waters performed to rapt audiences in an intimate setting, where Dan... Read more

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    Book Review: ‘Black Broadway’

    “Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way” by six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart F. Lane is the perfect gift for theater lovers. It... Read more

  • American writer Ernest Hemingway and his wife Mary attend a bullfight in Madrid, Spain, on Oct. 9, 1956. (AP Photo)

    Hemingway in Cuba

    The show “Hemingway: Between Two Wars” at the Morgan Library in New York focuses on the years between World War I and World War II... Read more

  • An illustration on the cover of the book "The Theater of War" by Bryan Doerries. (Alfred A. Knopf)

    Book Review: ‘Theater of War’

    Many of us have shied away from the world of ancient Greek tragedies, thanks to inadequate but mandatory high school classes on the topic. Yet... Read more

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    Book Review: ‘The Double Life of Laurence Oliphant’

    Not your typical biography, “The Double Life” is a quirky book about a man who lived a life laced with adventure, high social standing, literary... Read more

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    Gratitude: Children’s Books Show the Way

    Around Thanksgiving, children hear a lot of talk about gratitude. However, getting a child to adopt this attitude is not easy because gratitude does not... Read more

  • National Novel Writing Month Inspires Authors

    Legions of would-be novelists are finding the month of November, unofficially proclaimed National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), to be a prescription to get off the... Read more

  • Elizabeth Marvel and Bill Camp. (Howard Korn)

    Theater of War Founder Bryan Doerries: Classic Texts Are Ancient Technology

    Practitioners involved with the classical arts respond to why they think the texts, forms, and methods of the classics are worth keeping and why they... Read more

  • Jewel before she performs at The Mint in Los Angeles on Sept. 16, 2014. (Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

    Book Review: ‘Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story’

    American singer-songwriter Jewel has been in the public eye for past the couple of decades, starting with the release of her debut album, “Pieces of... Read more

  • President and CEO, Revolution LLC, and AOL co-founder, Steve Case appears outside of the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama about immigration reform in Washington, D.C., on June 11, 2013. Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, that Case's latest book, “Third Wave,” will come out in April. The publisher is calling the book "part memoir, part manifesto and part playbook of the future." He will look back on his years with AOL and the disastrous merger with Time Warner, but will focus on what he believes is a new era, a “third wave,” for the Internet. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    AOL Co-Founder Steve Case Writing Book, ‘Third Wave’

    NEW YORK—AOL co-founder Steve Case has a book deal. Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Case’s “Third Wave” will come out... Read more

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    Quirky New Book on the Science and History of Standing in Line

    NEW YORK—To queue or not to queue? And why is the queue you’re not standing in always the best? David Andrews went in search of... Read more


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