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What Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ Teaches Us About the Need for Mothers
Motherhood is getting considerable attention, even if much of the news is concerning. Fertility rates are falling in America as millennials decide not to have children. This should hardly come as a ...
May 24, 2018
Book Review: ‘Fish Eyes for Pearls: A Magical Realism Memoir’ by Masha Savitz
Artist and documentary filmmaker Masha Savitz recently released her debut book, “Fish Eyes for Pearls: A Magical Realism ...
May 11, 2018
Don’t Be Afraid to Teach Your Children Shakespeare
When Ken Ludwig’s daughter was just 6 years old, he, as with most dads, wanted to get to ...
April 25, 2018
Celebrating Arbor Day With Books
Trees were once considered sacred and awe-inspiring: Oaks were worshiped by the European Druids, redwoods were a part of American Indian ritual, ...
April 24, 2018
Oldest English Language Book in Canada at University of Toronto
TORONTO—The University of Toronto says it now owns the oldest English-language book in Canada, a 15th century text ...
April 23, 2018
The Canadian Press
Book Review: ‘Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution’
It should be noted that Todd S. Purdum's “Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution" is not about ...
April 16, 2018
Book Review: ‘The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons From the Sawtooth Pack’
With several books and many films under the Dutchers' belts, including Discovery Channel's successful documentary “Wolves at Our Door” ...
April 11, 2018
Shakespeare’s Lost Playhouse
With its round amphitheater, The Globe is the most famous playhouse associated with William Shakespeare. But long before ...
April 8, 2018
Book Review: ‘Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education’ by Susan Wise Bauer
Author, academic, and home-school expert Susan Wise Bauer’s latest book seems to have flown under the radar since ...
April 2, 2018
Funny Books for Children
William Watson called April in his poem the month of “golden laughter.” With that in mind, here are ...
April 2, 2018
Book Review: ’12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos’ by Jordan B. Peterson
Clinical psychologist and University of Toronto professor Jordan B. Peterson already had a vast library of YouTube videos ...
March 27, 2018
The Cinematic Poetry of King Arthur
Yet another King Arthur incarnation. “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” filmed by director Guy Ritchie in 2017 ...
March 25, 2018
Book Review: ‘Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing’ by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
The authors that penned one of the most popular business books of recent times—“Blue Ocean Strategy”—are back on ...
March 17, 2018
New York Antiquarian Book Fair Opens
For the bookish or just plain curious, this year’s 58th edition of the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, ...
March 9, 2018
Guide to the Classics: ‘Anna Karenina’
“In order for a book to be good,” said Leo Tolstoy to his wife, Sonya, on March 2, ...
March 9, 2018
Book Reviews: Andrew Jackson, The Man on the Bill
Andrew Jackson has been pictured on the $20 bill since 1928—a bit of historical irony since he opposed ...
February 16, 2018
The Enduring Power of Print for Learning in a Digital World
Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets, ...
February 11, 2018
Lauren M. Singer Trakhman
Patricia A. Alexander
Book Review: ‘Crushing It! How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too’
“Crushing It” updates Gary Vaynerchuk's tried and true business advice with inspiring examples and tactical recommendations.
February 5, 2018
Book Review: ‘Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice From the Best in the World’ by Timothy Ferriss
"Tribe of Mentors" by Tim Ferris is a timely encyclopedia of life advice curated from a variety of ...
January 24, 2018
SMART Goal Resolutions for the Entire Year
On New Year’s Day or shortly afterward, people make resolutions. Yet according to some statistics only about eight ...
January 8, 2018
What Can Be Done About Our Modern-Day Frankensteins?
In 1797, at the dawn of the industrial age, Goethe wrote “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” a poem about a ...
January 7, 2018
Books on Tides, Bilingual Education, Crop Monocultures, and Rearing Children in French (or New York) Style
‘Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean’ By Jonathan White Trinity University Press 360 pages; hardcover, $28 ...
December 27, 2017
Book Review: ‘A White House Christmas: Including Floral Design Tutorials’
In a new book by Laura Dowling, “A White House Christmas: Including Floral Design Tutorials,” readers can enjoy ...
December 20, 2017
Children’s Books With Positive Messages for the Holiday Season
The holiday season, generally considered to run from late November to after the New Year celebrations, is a ...
December 20, 2017
Book Review: ‘How to Write Classical Poetry’
"How to Write Classical Poetry: A Guide to Forms, Techniques, and Meaning" is a guide I wish I ...
October 2, 2017
Children’s Books Explore Restoration Amid Tragedy of Halifax Explosion
HALIFAX—A fresh generation of children's books is finding the grace notes in Halifax's worst moment—a massive explosion that ...
September 21, 2017
The Canadian Press
Book Reviews: Books for Helping Children Find Comfort After a Disaster
To help children regain some sort of normalcy after a disaster, here are some comforting books that can ...
September 20, 2017
New Asylum Policies Help Cut Illegal Border Crossings by 65 Percent
More CNN Staff Rip Company Leadership Over Bias, Trump Coverage, Undercover Video Shows
Trump Confirms Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s Resignation
Mimi Nguyen Ly
Senate Fails to Override Trump Veto Over Funding for Border Wall
Juul Stops Sales of Fruit, Dessert Flavors of E-Cigarettes, as Number of Lung Illnesses Rise
Sen. Sasse Wants a Vote on Protecting Church Tax-Exemptions
Opioid Epidemic Cost US Economy $631 Billion Over 4 Years, Study Says