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September 19, 2014 2 Comments

Paige Rawl Remains ‘Positive’ While Living With HIV

Paige Rawl grew up enduring intense bullying due to her HIV status. Her new memoir recounts the journey.

September 17, 2014 40 Comments

How Has The Obesity Epidemic Disrupted Romance?

The health impacts of the obesity epidemic are well-documented. Less studied are its ramifications for romance.

September 12, 2014 Comment

‘Gaddafi’s Harem’ Chronicles Former Dictator’s Unspoken Atrocity

Hardly a word was said about Gaddafi’s harem when the Libyan dictator was killed by rebels in 2011.

September 11, 2014 Comment

Prestigious Yet Little Known Literary Prize To Be Awarded

The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognize writers for their contributions to understanding racism and appreciating diversity. The awards ceremony is tonight.

September 11, 2014 Comment

Dennis Lehane Takes ‘The Drop’ From Screen To Page

Author Dennis Lehane discusses adapting a screenplay into a novel.

September 3, 2014 7 Comments

Road Trip Explores Americans’ Obsession With Dogs

Benoit Denizet-Lewis traveled across the country to find out why Americans love dogs so much.

September 2, 2014 66 Comments

Why It’s Time To Talk About Menopause

Sandra Tsing Loh is a writer and a comic and one of the few women who actually wants to talk about menopause.

August 28, 2014 Comment

Wally Lamb Finds Real Life Inspiration For Novel ‘We Are Water’

A devastating flood and the mysterious death of an African-American artist in Lamb’s hometown of Norwich, Conn., provided inspiration.

August 26, 2014 111 Comments

A Fan Says No To Football

Steve Almond writes, “our allegiance to football legitimizes and ever fosters within us a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and even homophobia.”

August 13, 2014 8 Comments

Lois Lowry Says ‘The Giver’ Stays True To Spirit Of Her Book

More than 20 years after the award-winning book was published, the first movie adaptation comes out Friday.

August 13, 2014 4 Comments

Couple Embraces Nomadic Retirement

Four years ago, Lynne and Tim Martin decided to sell everything they own and start a global journey together.

August 5, 2014 Comment

Paul Reiser Tells Stories About Some Of Comedy’s Greats

The actor is tapping into his memories from the hit 1990s TV show “Mad About You,” and the lessons he’s learned from comedy greats.

August 5, 2014 Comment

WWI Poet’s Diaries Now Online

The notebooks of British war poet Siegfried Sassoon are being published for the first time.

August 4, 2014 Comment

Book Gives Fly-On-The-Wall Access To Nixon Presidency

The voice-activated recordings that Nixon had made between February 1971 and January 1973 are transcribed in “The Nixon Tapes.”

July 31, 2014 2 Comments

New Novel Tells The Story Of The First Mass School Shooting

On August 1, 1966, a young man started shooting from the clock tower on the University of Texas campus in Austin.

July 30, 2014 Comment

Another Look At The Summer Of 1927 With Bill Bryson

The book “One Summer: America, 1927″ looks at the events of the summer of 1927 and how they reflected and shaped America.

July 21, 2014 Comment

Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters

At the Ring Boxing Club, boxers range in age, are both men and women, and include an award-winning author.

July 16, 2014 Comment

Deborah Harkness Brings Her ‘All Souls’ Trilogy To A Close

Readers have been eagerly awaiting the conclusion of the series that began with “A Discovery of Witches.”

July 15, 2014 2 Comments

‘Rocks Off’: The Stones Keep Rolling

Author Bill Janovitz shares a listening guide to the songs that sum up the Rolling Stone’s tumultuous and far-reaching career.

July 14, 2014 Comment

Nobel Prize-Winning Author Nadine Gordimer Dies

We remember the South African author with her friend Albie Sachs, who was a judge on the Constitutional Court.

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September 18 Comment

Terry Gilliam Goes Back To The Dystopian Future

Terry Gilliam's new film, "The Zero Theorem" will be familiar to his fans.

September 18 5 Comments

DJ Sessions: Kansas’ ‘Retro Cocktail Hour’

"Space age pop" and "incredibly strange music" are the songs of the day on this installment of the DJ Sessions.

September 17 21 Comments

Volkswagen’s 300 MPG Car

The XL-1 can get 300 miles per gallon. The key is reducing wind resistance.

September 17 40 Comments

How Has The Obesity Epidemic Disrupted Romance?

The health impacts of the obesity epidemic are well-documented. Less studied are its ramifications for romance.