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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


Outrage among academics as universities begin book purge

A library without books? Not quite, but as students abandon the stacks in favor of online reference material, university libraries are unloading millions of unread volumes in a nationwide purge that has ...

February 11, 2018, Sunday


From China to Hollywood screen

A small-town Scottish schoolteacher has become an international literary sensation with more than a million book sales in China and a Hollywood movie deal, but remains relatively unknown in her homeland. Claire ...

February 4, 2018, Sunday


‘Mothers of Sparta’ looks at significant moments in life

WHAT’S in a life? Forget celebrities and superstars, or Nobel Laureates and the like, the people who live in the realms of the extraordinary and exciting. On the contrary: What are the significant moments ...

February 4, 2018, Sunday


Edith Wharton’s design legacy is brought back to life in new book

Edith Wharton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author famous for novels in the late 19th century, also wrote an influential book on interior design, long considered a bible of American decorating. “The Decoration ...

January 21, 2018, Sunday


Violent thriller leaves you on the edge

FOUR friends delve into unfamiliar territory when three of them realize they must intervene to save the fourth in “Just Between Us,” Rebecca Drake’s twisty and compelling look at what from outside appearances ...

January 21, 2018, Sunday


Woodson named USA literature ambassador

JACQUELINE Woodson, the USA’s next National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, originally had someone else in mind. “It’s funny, because I called him (current ambassador Gene Luen Yang) awhile ...

January 14, 2018, Sunday




 

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