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L.A. NOWA Laguna Beach acupuncturist was charged Tuesday afternoon with sexual battery after he allegedly rubbed the private parts of a female patient and pulled down her pants, authorities said. William James Goit, 52, faces one misdemeanor count of sexual...
Associated PressBill Powell, the first African American to build, own and operate a golf course, died Thursday at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio, following complications from a stroke. He was 93. "Bill Powell will forever be one of golf's most unforgettable American...
Tags: Clubs and Associations, Golf, Minority Groups, Defense, Health
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer William Morrow: 348 pp., $25.99 William Kamkwamba grew up in Malawi, the son of a maize and tobacco farmer. Their house had no electricity or plumbing. In William's village, high costs...
Tags: James Wright, Health, Radio Industry, New York, Arizona
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...
Tags: Book, England, Television, Science, Folklore and Mythology
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...
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;...
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: Noam Chomsky, Philosophy, IBM, Science, Science and Technology
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