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Jacket CopyLast year, the National Endowment for the Arts declared Reading on the Rise after issuing a dire report five years earlier, Reading at Risk. This back and forth about the state of reading -- who reads, what they read and......
Jacket CopyOn Friday, we posted Ron Currie Jr.'s remembrance of reading "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace. Now acknowledged to be a seminal work of postmodern literature, and the thing that turned many Wallace readers into devotees, "Infinite Jest" arrived in....
The Sandbox A Novel David Zimmerman Soho: 350 pp., $25 Although the film "The Hurt Locker" earned the industry's highest awards, some critics said that the movie was so riddled with inaccuracies that it could not be taken seriously. The film's...
Where do you begin with Michael Moorcock? His career and background range as far and wide as his characters do across the multiverse. Novelist, short story writer, editor (of New Worlds and other publications), journalist, musician -- and, in the case...
Staff reporterOne of our yearly (or semi-yearly) pleasures is a discussion of poetry with Joseph Parisi, the former editor of Poetry magazine. In this discussion, he is joined by Christina Pugh, a working poety and assistant professor of English at the University of...
Gold Derby"Inglourious Basterds" leads with the most nominations (12) for Gold Derby Film Awards, which are determined by posters in our forums. "The Hurt Locker" follows with nine, and "Avatar" and "Up in the Air" have eight. Winners will be announced March 6 (the...
Democracy's Prisoner Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent Ernest Freeberg Harvard University Press: 380 pp., $29.95 It all sounds so familiar: a foreign war, an unpopular president, high-minded vows to spread democracy abroad and...
Tags: Journalism, Christianity, Crimes, Samuel Gompers, Death
Distracted The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age Maggie Jackson Prometheus Books: 328 pp. $25.95 WE LIVE in an age of distraction. Teenagers tap text messages during dinner; students idly surf the Web instead of taking notes in class;...
Tags: Buddhism, Death, Arts and Culture, Gaming, Education
Since its inception in the early 20th century, neuroscience has taught us a tremendous amount about the brain. Our sensations have been reduced to a set of specific circuits. The mind has been imaged as it thinks about itself, with every thought...
Tags: Science and Technology, Noam Chomsky, IBM, Science, Philosophy
-------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Evolutionist: In the Calendar section on Jan. 11, a photo caption with the review of the book "Banquet at Delmonico's" mentioned Charles Darwin and his fellow evolutionist, Herbert Spencer, but did not make clear...
Tags: Carl Schurz, Elections, New York, Biology, Henry Ward Beecher
Autograph sessions will be conducted right after the morning practice. Players and coaches will sign autographs for 20 minutes on two different scheduled dates during training camp. Please see the scheudle below for autograph session dates. All session...
Chicago Tribune NewspapersIt all sounds so familiar: a foreign war, an unpopular president, high-minded vows to spread democracy abroad and a dubious law to restrict liberties at home. Add to that scenario vast inequalities in wealth, high Immigration rates, scant regard for...
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