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It is a long way from Lubbock, Texas, to Baltimore's Reservoir Hill, but Kelly Dale Terrill was up for the change. "I wanted to do something different, and I liked the Mid-Atlantic," said Terrill, 32. "So I got a job at the University of Maryland as a...
Name: Scott Dorsey Age: 45 City in which you reside: Martinsburg, W.Va. Day job: Professor of Information Technology for Kaplan University Book title: “Son of a Succubus” Genre: Fantasy Short synopsis of book: Everyone has been told that...
You could call it being stuck in a rut. Or, as the authors of a new book put it, you could say that effort follows the law of diminishing returns, eventually causing people and companies to reach a point of stagnation where marginal returns disappear....
Israeli author Amos Oz has been named the recipient of the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize, selected by an international jury from a short list of 12 globally recognized writers. The $10,000 prize, awarded by the Franz Kafka Society in the Czech Republic,...
"My father worked on the takeoff mechanism for the Wright brothers back in 1906. He was a blacksmith and when Wilbur Wright came into the shop he got right to it." Philip Hodgetts, 93, is at least as interesting as his dad. We're sitting in his...
We had some questions for Robert Weintraub, whose new book is “The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball’s Golden Age.” Weintraub will appear on the panel “Sports Stories” at the Printers Row...
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ReutersMay 28 (Reuters) - Robert Thomson, chief executive of the new News Corp, said there will be "relentless" cost cuts in store for the newspaper business as it prepares to separate from Rupert Murdoch's entertainment empire. The cornerstone of the company...
ReutersBy Nicholas Wapshott May 29 (Reuters) - Hearing that the official hired to sort out Detroit's financial mess has asked for a valuation of the celebrated collection in the Detroit Institute of Arts, perhaps with a view to selling off its Van Goghs,...
Change of SubjectA weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Look for Land of Linkin' first thing every Monday morning and click here to......
HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Inferno" by Dan Brown (Doubleday, $29.95). Robert Langdon is back to solve a riddle with links to Dante's epic poem. Last week: 1 2. "And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead, $28.95). The author explores how...
When it comes to Stephen King, I'm partial to the smaller efforts: novellas, short novels, experiments, the quieter, more interior stuff. It's not that I don't like his big books — especially "The Shining," which remains the scariest thing I've ever...
ReutersBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK, June 5 (Reuters) - Publishers gave Amazon.com an "ultimatum" to let them set prices of e-books sold on its website after they reached deals in 2010 to sell through Apple Inc as well, a top executive at the retailer testified...
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