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The Baltimore SunFifty years ago, people in the United States had very real fears of the possibility of nuclear annihilation in an exchange of nuclear missiles with the Soviet Union. The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 brought that fear very close. But the year before,...
The “Age of Greed” authored by Jeff Madrick, an economic columnist for The New York Times, might be considered by some as just another treatise on our latest economic collapse. This would not be a fair assessment of this fine book because it...
Los Angeles TimesPORTLAND, Ore. -- More than 1,200 files on suspected sexual molesters in the Boy Scouts of America were made public Thursday, lifting the veil on decades of alleged abuse in one of the nation's oldest youth organizations. The court-ordered release of the...
American News CorrespondentRAPID CITY – The last question of their debate Friday might have delivered the defining moment for the two candidates seeking South Dakota’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Kristi Noem, the Republican incumbent Kristi Noem, asked...
"The personal is political" slogan emerged from the consciousness-raising of early feminist groups, and it informs William Chafe's new book, "Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal." This isn't to say that historian Chafe is burning any bras,...
If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, as Elvis Costello and others have sneered, then what does that make reading about music? Well, fun, for starters. Although Bowker Market Research reports that music books have steadily comprised...
Tags: Rod Stewart, Human Interest, Keith Richards, Clive Davis, Movies
Jesse Jarnow has a favorite rock band. Its name is Yo La Tengo. Jarnow has seen the Hoboken, N.J., trio perform 70 or 80 times and, as if it needs to be said, owns all its records — more than 20 — often in both digital and vinyl form. It's a...
Special to Tribune NewspapersWalter Cronkite was not inclined to introspection, and historian Douglas Brinkley emulates his subject in this thorough biography of the news broadcaster who in 1972 was declared "The Most Trusted Man in America." Brinkley's lengthy narrative spends as...
Any day now, Richard Nixon and Herbert Hoover will arrive at David Peterson's doorstep. At his Burbank home they'll join the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and Thomas Jefferson — most of the presidents, really, in a collection of figurines...
-------------------- The Brontės Wild Genius on the Moors — The Story of a Literary Family Juliet Barker Pegasus: 1,200 pp., $39.95 -------------------- Just about everything you thought you knew about the Brontės is wrong. That's the...
Tags: Tuberculosis, Arts and Culture, Cancer, Authors
D.T. Max knew what he was getting into when he decided to write a biography of David Foster Wallace. In March 2009, he published a long piece in the New Yorker about Wallace's suicide and the author's inability to finish "The Pale King," the novel left...
At the crucial emotional juncture of "Chaplin," the new musical about the Englishman who became, for a good while, the most famous movie star in the world, the character Charlie Chaplin sings of the pain that flows from declining interest in his work....
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