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  • Barefoot Books breaks up with Amazon

    Barefoot Books is a small house based in Cambridge, Mass., that publishes children’s book. As of this week, you can call it “The Mouse that Roared.” The people who run Barefoot Books are frustrated with the business practices of...
  • Getting to know Neil Gaiman

    Getting to know Neil Gaiman
    AUSTIN, Texas — In Neil Gaiman's passport case, on a scrap of paper beside his green card, are two verses of an unfinished work called "Pirate Stew." "I assume it's for kids," Gaiman said. "But it's only two verses... and it just sits there, and...
  • Philip Slater dies at 86; wrote 'The Pursuit of Loneliness'

    Philip Slater dies at 86; wrote 'The Pursuit of Loneliness'
    After Philip Slater published "The Pursuit of Loneliness," a 1970 best-seller that delivered a blistering critique of American culture, he moved to California and adopted a lifestyle aimed at avoiding the fate of the fellow citizens he saw as so unhappy....
  • Designer antibodies, nanoparticles, bacteria

     Designer antibodies, nanoparticles, bacteria
    When you pop a pill in the future, don't expect old-fashioned results. Thanks to new advances in the lab and a deeper understanding of the human body, drugs are becoming highly personalized and precisely targeted. And the hope is they'll also be more...
  • Diane Lane embraces age and 'Youth'

    Diane Lane embraces age and 'Youth'
    When Diane Lane first arrived at the Goodman Theatre to begin rehearsals for David Cromer's much-anticipated fall production of Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth," someone handed the famous actress — star of such movies as "Rumble Fish,"...
  • Albert Marre dies at 87; director of 'Man of La Mancha'

    The teleplay "I, Don Quixote" captured the attention of theater director Albert Marre in 1959, but not for its intense drama. He "saw it as a musical." By 1963, Marre was meeting in Palm Springs with the teleplay's author, Dale Wasserman, to sketch out...
  • Paul Williams dies at 64; pioneering chronicler of rock music

    Paul Williams dies at 64; pioneering chronicler of rock music
    Paul Williams was returning to his dorm room when a fellow student relayed a message that was radical even for the 1960s: "Hey, Williams! You got a phone call from Bob Dylan." Not long before, it was Paul Simon who had rung Williams up on the hallway...
  • Hurricane Sandy: Food safety, closed stores, anti-price gouging

    Hurricane Sandy: Food safety, closed stores, anti-price gouging
    Hurricane Sandy is bearing down hard on the East Coast. Atlantic City, N.J., casinos have been evacuated. Jersey Shore is abandoned. Some Manhattan streets are starting to flood. The mega-storm has already smashed through construction sites, shut down...
  • PASSINGS: Henri Dutilleux, Harold Shapero, Vernon McGarity

    PASSINGS: Henri Dutilleux, Harold Shapero, Vernon McGarity
    Henri Dutilleux French composer of modernist music Henri Dutilleux, 97, a highly regarded French composer of modernist music, died Thursday in Paris, said his publisher, Schott Music. The cause was not given. Considered one of the most important...
  • Facing talk of Trayvon Martin and race, Obama walks a fine line

    The case of Trayvon Martin presents a minefield to a president who has long moved carefully on racial matters, underscoring the unique hazard — and opportunity — President Obama faces whenever the discussion of skin color moves front and...
  • Online education groups add colleges from U.S. and overseas

     
    Two of the emerging providers of online college classes, Coursera and edX, are announcing significant expansions in the numbers of campuses that will join their organizations and offer free courses. The high-powered competitors, both founded last year,...
  • “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 19: College Edition gives viewers a vote

     
    The latest edition of America’s Next Top Model is looking to shake things up. After the shocking April announcement that long-time mentor Jay Manuel, judge Nigel Barker and runway coach J. Alexander would not be returning, ANTM Cycle 19 returns with...