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  • Enrique's Journey | Chapter One: Notes About Sources

    Sonia Nazario, the writer, found Enrique in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, in May 2000. She and Don Bartletti, the photographer, spent two weeks with him there and rejoined him at the end of his journey in North Carolina. Then, based on Nazario's extensive...
  • Authors M-Q

       - Return to other listings Patrick McBriarty Patrick McBriarty authored “Chicago River Bridges” and co-produced “Chicago Drawbridges” broadcast on Chicago and Milwaukee public television in 2013. His PTM Werks Series...
  • Gunman sought in robbery of armored van in Houston

    HOUSTON — The FBI is still searching for a suspect in connection with the armed robbery of an armored van that involved gunfire at the University of Houston early Friday.  The robbery of a Loomis armored car carrying two guards occurred in front...
  • Patsy Swayze dies at 86; dance teacher was Patrick Swayze's mother

    The note Patsy Swayze tucked in her son Don's suitcase was simple but meaningful. It was 1980, and Don had just moved to California to pursue an acting career. He was sleeping on his older brother Patrick's couch and scared to death of the prospect of...
  • Ten state universities join with online education provider

    Ten state universities join with online education provider
    Hoping to take advantage of new technologies to expand online education, 10 additional public universities and state college systems around the country are affiliating with Coursera, one of the leading providers of online education. But the schools&...
  • Authors R-Z

    Nathan Rabin Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The A.V. Club. His books include “The Big Rewind” and “My Year of Flops.” He also collaborated on “Weird Al: The Book.” He has written for the Wall Street Journal,...
  • James Franco signs publishing deal with Amazon

    James Franco signs publishing deal with Amazon
    James Franco, the actor-writer-producer-graduate student, has signed a publishing deal with Amazon's fledgling publishing house, the Observer reports. It will be Franco's first novel, tentatively titled "Actors Anonymous," and said to be loosely based on...
  • TV remotes among dirtiest items in hotels: study

    TV remotes among dirtiest items in hotels: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The next time you stay in a hotel, you might want to bring some extra hand-sanitizer. A study on contamination levels in hotel rooms led by the University of Houston, presented on Sunday at the American Society of Microbiology,...
  • Cravings could be defeated with two little words

    Cravings could be defeated with two little words
    Why is it that we crave chocolate chip cookies rather than chard? Or bread instead of broccoli? Take heart: It's biological. "Our attraction to sweets — and salt, carbohydrates and fat — is hard-wired from the Stone Age," says Dr. David Katz,...
  • Writer Attica Locke on America's woven, tangled history

     Writer Attica Locke on America's woven, tangled history
    Attica Locke's latest thriller, "The Cutting Season," explores a murder mystery and the tangled history of a Louisiana plantation-turned-event venue, managed by a descendant of its slave population. The book, which hits bookstores Sept. 18, follows her...
  • The affirmative case for reforming academic debate

     
    One of the first and most arresting images in Debra Tolchinsky’s documentary “Fast Talk” is of a young man literally foaming at the mouth — trying so hard to say so many words in so little time that he can’t......
  • Search Ends for Survivors of Nigeria Plane Crash

    Search Ends for Survivors of Nigeria Plane Crash
    Lagos, Nigeria -- The search for bodies of those killed in a plane crash in Nigeria's major city of Lagos has ended, authorities said Wednesday. So far, 153 bodies have been recovered along with parts of other bodies, said Yushau Shuaib, spokesman for...