Topic: Charles Dickens
iPad book apps add authors' notes and historical material to classics like "Atlas Shrugged," "On the Road,"and the complete works of Shakespeare.
09/16/2011 03:22 pm
British lawmakers questioned the contrite Rupert Murdoch, his son James, and Rebekah Brooks about their knowledge of illicit phone hacking by the shuttered tabloid News of the World.
07/19/2011 04:40 pm
Rupert Murdoch appeared by turns vague, truculent, sharp and concise as he spoke alongside his son and deputy, James, calling the parliamentary inquisition "the most humble day of my career" but refusing to take personal blame for the crisis
07/19/2011 02:40 pm
Harry Potter fans just know they love the record-breaking series of books. But everyone from academics to mythologists, classicists to historians, and literary critics to, well, geeks have a special “template” they perceive at the heart of the tale. From positing Albus Dumbledore as the infamous Richard III to taking us aloft the scaly back of St. George’s dragon, here are five of our top takes on what’s going on behind the scenes in the Harry Potter narratives.
07/15/2011 10:27 pm
Getting out of debt may require austerity. But from debtors to creditors to future generations, nobody wins if austerity stifles economic growth.
06/29/2011 01:52 pm
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
What do Greece, Washington, and potential mortgage-skippers have in common? They're on the verge of debt default. Why the ethical disregard about the effects of default on others?
06/23/2011 05:11 pm
Once upon a time, 'Afghanistanism' meant obscure and mystifying. That hasn't been true since 9/11. As American troops begin to disengage, will Afghanistan revert to an 'ism'?
06/10/2011 03:35 pm
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
Dr. Seuss's birthday – March 2 – has become a holiday of note around the world.
03/01/2011 11:23 am