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By Sarah Weinman For the next 12 months, libraries and communities across America will be reading Dashiell Hammett's 1930 novel "The Maltese Falcon," the newest selection of the National Endowment for the Arts' Big Read. Such a choice, even the NEA...
Tags: Indiana, Comedy (genre), Genres, Crime (genre), Family
All this talk about moose hunting! It is as though, because of the animal's enormous size and imposing antlers, bringing one down is a heroic feat of marksmanship. Nothing could be further from the truth. As Henry David Thoreau wrote in "The Maine Woods,"...
Tags: Politics, Animals, Abusive Behavior, Maine, Dog (animal)
May 21, 2009 I LOVE ... ... the colorful spring flowers planted at City Hall and the Daley Center. It gives me a "lift." -- Barbara Rieffel, Chicago . . . Phil, the Navy Pier trolley driver, who befriends every passenger and is such a wonderful...
By Allen Barra Dour, dogmatic, irascible and almost fanatically secretive, Allan Pinkerton, founder of the world's best-known detective agency, lived a life that would have resisted investigation even from so brilliant a detective as Pinkerton himself....
The Reserve By Russell Banks Harper, 287 pages, $24.95 In summer 1898, philosopher William James climbed Mt. Marcy, highest peak in the Adirondacks and a geographic locus of Russell Banks' new novel, "The Reserve." Writing to his wife of his trip in...
Special to The Times"The Flying Scotsman" — the story of '90s Scottish cycling sensation Graeme Obree — should, like many good sports movies, be a high-flying tale of triumph, tragedy and redemption. As directed by Douglas Mackinnon, from a script by John Brown,...
Benjamin A. Quarles 1904-1996 Benjamin Quarles was one of the country's foremost authorities on African-American history and a former history professor and department head at Morgan State University. He was born in Boston but taught at Morgan for...
The TV ZoneWhat did I think of the McCain-Letterman make-up? More importantly, what do YOU think? Go to the jump for the full transcript, plus the Top Ten; yeah, you can see much of this on tomorrow's morning shows, but if......
Special To The SunFall is a wonderful time to enjoy crisp air and turning leaves in the nearby mountains of Maryland and West Virginia. The historic town of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., located where the Potomac River meets the Shenandoah, offers tours of the historic buildings...
Special To The SunCHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Mention Charles Town, W.Va., to the average Maryland resident, and most probably a picture slot machines and horse racing comes to mind. But the glitter and excitement of gambling shouldn't overshadow this small city's storied...
Special To The SunChambersburg, Pa., has the distinction of being the only Northern city that was burned by the Confederate Army during the Civil War. While this unfortunate claim to fame has been forgotten by many today, it was quite a happening in 1864. Decidedly Union...
Washington BureauState Department official John Brown has joined longtime Foreign Service officer John Brady Kiesling in resigning from the government to protest the Bush administration policy that has placed the nation at the brink of war. Kiesling resigned last month,...
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