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  • Banned Books Week 2011: Top 10 most challenged books of 2010

    Banned Books Week 2011: Top 10 most challenged books of 2010

    Each year during Banned Books Week, the American Library Association tells us which titles available in public US libraries and schools received the most complaints or challenges during the previous year. In 2010, it seems, it was modern bestsellers – rather than classics from earlier decades – that provoked the most heat. Banned Books Week 2011 is being observed from Sept. 24 - Oct. 1.

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  • Banned Books Week 2011: Top 10 most challenged books of 2010

    Banned Books Week 2011: Top 10 most challenged books of 2010

    Each year during Banned Books Week, the American Library Association tells us which titles available in public US libraries and schools received the most complaints or challenges during the previous year. In 2010, it seems, it was modern bestsellers – rather than classics from earlier decades – that provoked the most heat. Banned Books Week 2011 is being observed from Sept. 24 - Oct. 1.

  • Abuse at Vietnam's drug detention centers highlights regional problem

    A report by Human Rights Watch accuses Vietnam of imprisoning hundreds of thousands of drug addicts throughout the past decade without due process and subjecting them to forced labor.

  • In Pictures Betty Ford remembered

    The memorial program for the funeral of former first lady Betty Ford is seen in front of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, Calif., on July 12. Betty Ford, whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center in California, died on July 8.

  • Betty Ford to Michelle Obama: How seven first ladies have changed the office

    Betty Ford to Michelle Obama: How seven first ladies have changed the office

    Former presidents, politicians, and the family of former first lady Betty Ford gathered today in Palm Springs, Calif., to celebrate her life. Mrs. Ford, who died Friday, is remembered for her honest demeanor and dedication to equal rights. Since her husband's presidency, Betty Ford has passed the mantle of first lady to six other women. Here are the contributions each made:

  • Betty Ford: A free spirit who became an inspiration to millions

    Betty Ford: A free spirit who became an inspiration to millions

    Former first lady Betty Ford's triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center in California. Mrs. Ford passed on Friday.

  • James Frey and Oprah to meet again

    Chapter & Verse James Frey and Oprah to meet again

    Will James Frey shock or annoy readers with his blasphemous retelling of Christianity’s greatest story?

  • The Oscars 2011: How real are the reality-based Best Picture nominees?

    The Oscars 2011: How real are the reality-based Best Picture nominees?

    Oscar has always loved films based on true stories – 100 out of 485 Best Picture nominees since 1927 would qualify – but never more than this year. Four of the 10 features on the Best Picture slate are based on real characters and events: “The King’s Speech,” “The Fighter,” “The Social Network,” and “127 Hours.” Eavesdrop on departing moviegoers and you will inevitably hear, “I’d love to know what really happened.” Here are some facts behind the “true-life” stories contending for this year’s Best Picture Academy Award.

  • Ted Williams: A bit of tarnish on his golden rise from homelessness

    Ted Williams: A bit of tarnish on his golden rise from homelessness

    The celebrated rise of Ted Williams, the man with the golden voice, hits a stumbling block, and he may be heading to rehab. His story illustrates the many hazards that can lead to homelessness.

  • She uses paint, brushes, and volunteers to clean up graffiti and build communities

    Difference Maker She uses paint, brushes, and volunteers to clean up graffiti and build communities

    In Philadelphia, Jane Golden oversees the Mural Arts Program, which gets citizens involved in painting over graffiti while celebrating their history and culture.

  • Aerosmith is better than ever says frontman Steven Tyler

    Aerosmith is better than ever says frontman Steven Tyler

    Aerosmith is back in the saddle, literally. Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler said after a tumultuous year the band is back and better than ever.