| Sep 9, 2012
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...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 7:44 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 7:20 AM
We've all got them. They are the ancestors our family told us about: the famous and the infamous; the memorable and the unmentionable; the ones we can identify and the ones that we can't seem to find out more about. We have stories handed down to us...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:22 PM
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...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Walter 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...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 9:52 AM
NEW YORK -- Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm died at her home in New York on Sunday at the age of 95, her niece, Amy Phillips, confirmed.
Holm, a star of the Broadway stage and movies, was admitted to New York's Roosevelt Hospital a week ago, but her...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 12:51 AM
Author Stephen Covey, whose "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" sold more than 20 million copies, died Monday at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.
He was 79.
Covey's family issued a statement, reported by CNN...
| Jul 29, 2012
Marilyn Monroe certainly achieved fame in the course of her 36-year lifetime, but in the five decades since her death, she's become such a celebrity-branding superstar, it often feels as if America's proto-platinum pinup never really left the building...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The names of more victims in Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School emerged Saturday, including a teacher who had just landed a permanent substitute position at the school.
Lauren Rousseau, 30, landed the subsitute job in November and was one...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 8:27 PM
Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. In the day since the worst massacre at a primary school in the country's history, stories of heroism in the face of death and of young...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. The shooter's mother was also killed Friday. Stories of the adult heroes of this tragedy and tributes to the children who lost their...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 9:48 PM
This is the first in a series of short biographies of South Dakota legislators, including the committees where they serve.
District 1 — Day, Marshall, Roberts and parts of Brown counties
Sen. Jason Frerichs, Democrat — Wilmot. Third term....