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American history comes to life

THE “lunatic notion” to attempt a 21st-century journey in a mule-drawn covered wagon along the historic Oregon Trail may have been embedded in Rinker Buck’s DNA. After all, it was a longer, more arduous ...

July 5, 2015, Sunday


An outsider’s experience in China

ANNE Depaulis felt an element of trepidation when she first set foot in Beijing as a student on a six-month program to learn Mandarin at the Beijing Teachers’ Training College in March 1986. Everything ...

July 5, 2015, Sunday


‘Assassins’ a thrilling, complex novel

GAYLE Lynds proves she’s a master of the modern cold-war spy thriller with her latest novel, “The Assassins.” The duplicity begins as six master assassins rob a Baghdad museum to recover money owed to ...

July 5, 2015, Sunday


Sci-fi writer living a fantasy

HAVE you ever gazed into the starry night sky and wondered if we are the only intelligent beings in the universe? What if we made contact with extraterrestrial beings from some other planet, would they ...

June 28, 2015, Sunday


Seeking roots of Chinese culture

WITH a keen interest in Chinese poetry and philosophy, American author Bill Porter has spent the past 40 years studying Chinese, practicing Zen Buddhism and researching the masters that played an important ...

June 14, 2015, Sunday


Ensuring the kids are all right

WHEN a teenager’s innocent social media prank turns into a punishing trip behind bars, the Boston private eye Spenser begins a probe that stretches from freezing, blustery New England all the way to a ...

May 31, 2015, Sunday


Love triangle to write home about

CHRIS Harrison guides countless singles who choose to navigate the ever-changing waters of love as the host of ABC’s hit reality series “The Bachelor.” He’s had a front row seat for more than a decade, ...

May 31, 2015, Sunday


Southern upbringing in the frame

AMERICAN photographer Sally Mann is best known to mainstream audiences for her third book, “Immediate Family,” which stirred controversy in the early 1990s for its inclusion of nude images of her three ...

May 31, 2015, Sunday


Shedding light on actor, activist

ACTOR Robert Ryan spent a good deal of his life promoting peace, civil rights and other social causes. In his long film career, he did something more daring: He willingly became the face of the very evils ...

May 24, 2015, Sunday


Con man tale has modern ring to it

YOU’VE heard of Charles Ponzi, the swindler who gave big returns to early investors using money from subsequent clients. And you’ve heard of Bernie Madoff, imprisoned for one of the biggest Ponzi schemes ...

May 24, 2015, Sunday




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