Chinese writer Bi Feiyu has been named the winner of the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize for his novel "Three Sisters."
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire was the deadliest industrial accident in the history of New York City.
James Frey, once accused of fabricating a memoir, is back for more controversy with a revisionist history of Jesus.
St. Louis schools working with Teach for America see a bump in test scores.
What should you read on St. Patrick's Day? If you're hoping to celebrate Ireland with a book in hand, the hardest part will be figuring out which one, as the Emerald Isle has long been a wildly prolific source of inspiration to writers. And so to my earlier list of 10 best books about Ireland (which I still stand by), I can easily add five more.
A Joan Didion book is like a pearl: compressed, beautiful, and hard as a rock.
Each year when March 15 rolls around, many of us grope mentally backward to 9th-grade English class and do our best to remember who exactly who it was that warned Julius Caesar to "Beware the ides of March" and why. But in the years since Shakespeare first coined the phrase in 1599 the fatal date has become well ensconced in literature. To bring yourself up to speed on "ides" literature, here's a beginner's list.
The mix of natural and man-made disasters unfolding in Japan is almost incomprehensible. But it’s just at such moments that we most want to understand what can happen in our world. This history is still in the making, but my regular reading list is taking a break while I search out material on disasters past and future. What are you reading in the wake of the tragic events of the past few days? Here are a few potential places to start: