Topic: Baton Rouge Advocate
On July 4, 1845, Henry David Thoreau took the first "staycation" – and authors have been debating its merits ever since.
07/04/2011 07:20 am
Chapter & Verse David McCullough talks about "The Greater Journey" and some of his own favorite books
One of the ways that biographer David McCullough learns about his subjects is to raid their libraries.
06/24/2011 09:20 am
Amid a spate of natural disasters, the latest crisis on the Mississippi has reminded Americans that the river is not merely a Twain-era historical footnote, but a vital instrument of modern commerce and a powerful force in draining, nourishing – and sometimes flooding – a large swath of the US.
06/01/2011 10:08 am
Two great writers share thoughts on their books, their gardens, their dreams, and their deep caring for one another.
05/16/2011 05:09 pm
How humans handle information has been a theme – and a concern – throughout the ages.
04/13/2011 07:05 am
Based on my own experience, I still think of television as an especially powerful tool in raising poetry’s profile.
04/06/2011 09:10 am
Author Saul Frampton tells the story of how history, culture, and the personal genius of Montaigne conspired to create a new literary genre: the essay.
03/09/2011 06:05 am
President Obama called the push to revamp our math and science education this generation's 'Sputnik moment.' But how many Americans even know what Sputnik is? Studies show US students don't know their own history. That's what the president should really be concerned about.
02/18/2011 01:49 pm
To celebrate the centennial of the birth of Elizabeth Bishop, some of her previously unpublished writing is being released.
02/08/2011 10:04 am
How are are Africa’s religions faring in the 21st century? Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul visits to find out.
12/20/2010 06:05 am