American author Gay Talese advises budding writers to pursue ideas that don't seem obvious.
As the swollen river receded, the little minnows were trapped in ever-shrinking puddles, so she scooped them up into her bucket.
The sudden demise of a neighbor's shed seem to leave her furry neighbors without shelter.
Highlights of Crossroads Guitar Festival in local movie theaters, a marvelously inventive Belgian animated film on DVD, AMC's new espionage series, and more top picks.
Angelina Jolie plays a CIA superspy, in the new movie ‘Salt,' a high-octane action thriller.
As the heat climbs, a small boy and his grandmother find a secluded hammock to listen to summer's soundtrack.
Dance-oriented bounce music, a hip-hop variant unique to New Orleans, is tapped by hitmakers.
Randy Newman's 'Toy Story Favorites' on CD, Chicago's Grant Park music festival, raising awareness of violence in the Congo through music, and more top picks.
When Anton turned teenager, self-absorption grew – but never to the point of clouding his compassion.
The Monitor's language columnist looks into the US term for what the rest of the world calls 'football.'
Argentine dogs live a life of pampered sophistication in this elegant city.
Two woebegone Irish kids flee to Dublin in 'Kisses,' a whimsical film with a hint of magical-realism.
'Great Directors' brings the likes of Bertolucci and Lynch out from behind the camera to talk technique.
PBS documentary about service dogs on DVD, book about climate displacement, a donation that changes the world, and more top picks.
As Haitian vendors rearrange their wares in a Dominican border town, a photographer captures the bustle in a serendipitous shot.
During the half-mile walk to their house in the woods, the pace of life gradually tunes into nature's cycles.