| Apr 22, 2011
Earth could use a biography. Tim Flannery has delivered a provocative one in time for Earth Day.
Despite the rising level of greenhouse gases warming the Blue Planet and the failure to unite governments behind efforts to arrest the trend, Flannery is...
| Jan 30, 2011
The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903
Walker & Co.: 242 pp., $26
In the years immediately following the Civil War, America appeared to possess the will and the means to end racial...
| Jan 11, 2009
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...
| Feb 8, 2009
Movie openings: Last Sunday's list of movies opening this past Friday included movies that had opened the previous Friday: "New in Town," "Of Time and the City," "The Secret of the Grain," "Serbis," "Taken" and "The Uninvited."
Evolutionist: A photo...
| Sep 20, 2009
The Age of Empathy
Nature's Lessons for
a Kinder Society
Frans de Waal
Harmony Books: 304 pp., $25.99
"Greed is out, empathy is in." So writes optimistic Dutch psychologist and primatologist Frans de Waal in the preface to his latest meditation on...
| Jul 12, 2009
A Bright and Guilty Place
Murder, Corruption, and
L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age
Doubleday: 270 pp., $25
Everything has its counterpart. For every piece of matter there is a like piece of antimatter, for every movie star there is or...