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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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  • Aldous Huxley's psychedelic Los Angeles life

     
    Author Aldous Huxley, a bracing intellectual, took LSD and mescaline a decade before they became popularized, influencing a future subculture....
  • Study of happiness is great, but why am I still bummed out?

    Study of happiness is great, but why am I still bummed out?
    The feeling stole over me the other evening just as the sun started to fade, infusing the local swimming pool with a final brilliant ripple. My kids were laughing as they leaped off diving boards and plunged down slides, joining a chorus of childish joy....
  • New Yorkers React To Bloomberg Hiding Deputy Mayor's Arrest

    New Yorkers React To Bloomberg Hiding Deputy Mayor's Arrest
    Last week started with Hurricane Irene, but a natural disaster wasn't enough to distract New Yorkers from a scandal brewing within the mayor's inner circle. Mayor Bloomberg tried to kill the controversial arrest and resignation of the former Deputy...
  • Theater review: 'Charm' from Orlando Shakespeare Theater

    Theater review: 'Charm' from Orlando Shakespeare Theater
    It takes a special kind of courage to buck the tide, ignore convention and march to the beat of a different drummer. Such was the courage possessed by early feminist Margaret Fuller, who lived from 1810-1850. She raised eyebrows by learning Latin,...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Observing Banned Books Week

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Since this week is Banned Books Week, and since one of my colleagues over at Glendale High School is fighting for Truman Capote’s "In Cold Blood" to be approved as a book to teach to advanced 11th grade English students,...
  • A bewitching attraction

    A bewitching attraction
    "Salem: A Guide to America's Bewitching City" Salem, Mass., has earned a reputation as the unofficial Halloween capital of the world. It has something to do with those witches. The Salem witch trials may have taken place in 1692, but you would never...
  • City Lights: Children go nutty for Nutter's tale

    One of my favorite quotes about writing comes from the 19th-century novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, who said, "Easy reading is damn hard writing." That may be the mantra of anyone who has ever attempted to write a children's book. When I was in college, a...
  • Witness Harassed After Defense Calls Her To Testify In Steven Hayes Case

    Witness Harassed After Defense Calls Her To Testify In Steven Hayes Case
    The trouble started shortly after West Hartford restaurateur Christiane Gehami left the witness stand. Internet posts at the end of news stories about her testimony in the trial of triple-murderer Steven Hayes urged a boycott of Gehami's restaurant....
  • Check It Out: History buffs remember the Civil War

    Next month will mark the 150th anniversary of the bombardment of Ft. Sumter in Charleston harbor, the opening salvo of the Civil War (1861-1865). Commemorative efforts are underway in many parts of the country. States have formed sesquicentennial...
  • Travel with a classic touch, and a picnic blanket, to Massachusetts' Tanglewood

     Travel with a classic touch, and a picnic blanket, to Massachusetts' Tanglewood
    Lenox, Mass. — Travelers come to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts for the mountains and the museums, the camping and the theater, the just-off-the-boil summer days that fade into cool evenings and single-blanket nights. But most of all they...
  • Personal and private lives

    A recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute has revealed that religious Americans think a financial scandal is worse than a sexual one. The poll was conducted in the wake of several high-profile cases of politicians making headlines for their...
  • 'What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going' by Damion Searls

    What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going Damion Searls Dalkey Archive Press: 102 pp., $12.95 paper What do André Gide, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Yasushi Inoue, Vladimir Nabokov and Tommaso Landolfi have in common? They are authors whose work inspired the...