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The Present Through the Past

In every visit to Greece, I spent lots of time in the country's museums. My hunger for the sculpture and architecture of ancient Greece remains constant and complements my interest in Greek philosophy, history and science. It's hard to explain, but being close to a Greek temple like the Parthenon is an experience of pleasure and satisfaction. Show More Summary

I'm Cautiously Excited About Star Trek's Plans for a Female Lead

Star Trek Carly Lane In July, CBS announced that it will debut a new Star Trek series, Star Trek: Discovery, in early 2017. There’s already a lot of hype around the show, which is being developed by veteran Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager writer Bryan Fuller and Star Trek: Into Darkness screenwriter Alex Kurtzman. Show More Summary

The Power of Habit

About a month ago I read a book I can't stop thinking about! The Power of Habit is the exact kind of non-fiction I love. It's smart and interesting and it changes your perception how you do what you do, or why you are who you are. Sounds...Show More Summary

Get the Kids into the Kitchen

The days of teaching kids to make a grilled cheese and chocolate pudding are long gone. Now there are cookbooks just for them with recipes for multi-ingredient pastas, layer cakes, and veggie dishes they will not only eat but make themselves...

Donald Trump: Harasser in Chief

Donald Trump, HIllary Rodham Clinton, Election 2016 Everett Maroon In the early 1990s I had the opportunity to intern for an assistant district attorney in Syracuse, New York, who was using witness protection funds to help survivors of domestic violence hide from their abusive former partners. Show More Summary

Bookends: Why Do Debut Novels Command So Much Attention?

Leslie Jamison and Ayana Mathis discuss the hype behind first novels.

An Honest Deceit: A Story of Corruption and Hope

I generally write about science, but this does not mean that I am only interested in science! I adore to write creatively, too, and I find that the best teachers of creative writing are accomplished authors, both past and modern. Hence,...Show More Summary

Books of The Times: Tom Wolfe’s ‘Kingdom of Speech’ Takes Aim at Darwin and Chomsky

Mocking leading theorists, Mr. Wolfe argues that the human gift for speech cannot be explained by evolution or structural linguistics.

HaBO: Book Opens with a Surgery on Grover Cleveland

This HaBO request is from Jennifer, who is trying to track down what sounds like a dramatic family saga: I’m looking for a book I read in the early to mid 90s. I remember most of the plot but not the title or author. It was set a few decades post-Civil War, but a lot of events affecting the story happened then. Show More Summary

Beautiful Mind, Valuable Medal: John Nash’s Nobel to Be Auctioned

Mr. Nash, whose life inspired the movie “A Beautiful Mind,” won the Nobel Prize for economics in 1994; Sotheby’s will hold the auction on Oct. 17.

How to Wrap Your Arms (and Head) around 50 Years of Star Trek

What started as a five-year mission has bloomed into fifty years of Star Trek. Six new books celebrate this golden anniversary and offer more details than ever about this enterprising (ha!) franchise.

Newswire: Lena Dunham set to publish short story book, draw your ire

Lena Dunham announced this morning that she will be releasing her first collection of short fiction about which many people are certain to form strong opinions despite minimal exposure, Entertainment Weekly reports. Best And Always is...Show More Summary

Ask Bear: I Know My Boyfriend is Abusive. Why Can't I Leave?

Ask Bear S. Bear Bergman Ask Bear is an advice column written by S. Bear Bergman. Bear is a busybody know-it-all with many opinions who is only too happy for a sanctioned opportunity to tell you what he thinks you ought to be doing (as...Show More Summary

Lena Dunham Will Publish a Short Story Collection

She revealed the news in Lenny Letter's summer fiction issue

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