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Film heroes Bruce Lee, Sterling Hayden shine in new biographies

MARTIAL arts icon Bruce Lee (1940-73) wanted to be known around the world, and he built the perfect platform to do so as an international film star. An accidental actor, Sterling Hayden (1916-86) never ...

July 15, 2018, Sunday


Author explores complexity of couples’ infidelity

The shared birthday of their sons initially connects Michael and Rebecca to Paul and Jenny....

May 27, 2018, Sunday


All the Ever Afters, a Cinderella story with a twist

HAVE you ever considered the beloved fairy tale of Cinderella from the perspective of the evil stepmother? What if she wasn’t wicked at all, but a loving woman who cared deeply for all of her children? ...

May 27, 2018, Sunday


King goes inside the mind of evil

STEPHEN King’s new novel, “The Outsider,” opens with witness interviews in a typewriter font, laying out the details of a grisly crime and setting the scene for a detective story. And for the first hundred ...

May 27, 2018, Sunday


Changing what America eats

WHO knew avocados, citrus and cherry blossoms had a spellbinding past full of smuggling, spying, tycoons and death-defying adventure? “The Food Explorer” by Daniel Stone brings a forgotten era of American ...

May 13, 2018, Sunday


Examining the failure of Broadway

AMY Poeppel examines the allure of Broadway and New York City in her second novel “Limelight.” The heartfelt story follows Texas transplant Allison Brinkley after moving with her husband and three children ...

May 13, 2018, Sunday


Giant exposes 1950s Hollywood

NO matter what you think of the 1956 epic “Giant,” Don Graham’s book is an entertaining case study for anyone who wants to understand how Hollywood lived in the mid-1950s. His behind-the-scenes story ...

April 22, 2018, Sunday


Apollo 8 risk revealed in Rocket Men

THE first astronauts to orbit the moon ended their 1968 Christmas Eve television broadcast with a personal message for the people of Earth. No one knew what the three Apollo 8 astronauts would say 240,000 ...

April 22, 2018, Sunday


Library on wheels brings joy of reading to kids in Afghanistan

THE children of Kabul love the blue bus — they rush toward it every time it pulls into their street, eager to come onboard, their young eyes brimming with excitement. But it’s no ordinary bus. Its name ...

March 25, 2018, Sunday


New chapter: a landmark move for Greece’s national library

WEARING masks and gloves, specialized staff gingerly place their treasured cargo inside wheeled, shock-absorbing boxes for a historic trip to the other end of Athens in the biggest book move in Greek ...

March 4, 2018, Sunday




 

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