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  • Horizons Why Mark Twain would be booted from Facebook

    A Google doodle gave Mark Twain a warm birthday salute on Wednesday. But Facebook would have given Mark Twain a hard time. It's company policy, Mr. Clemens.
    11/30/2011 08:23 am

  • Mark Twain quotes: 10 favorites on his birthday

    William Faulkner called him “…the first truly American writer.” Ernest Hemingway declared that all American writing comes from “Huckleberry Finn,” and “there has been nothing as good since." And Norman Mailer said “Huck Finn” stands up “page for page” to the “best modern American novels.” Wednesday marks the 176th anniversary of the birth of the matchless Samuel Clemens, who wrote under the pen name Mark Twain. His genius lay in his distinctive ability to convey profound wisdom and profane wit in the same breath. Here, in tribute to the man Faulkner called the “father of American literature,” are 10 quotes from Mark Twain.
    11/29/2011 02:35 pm

  • Reader recommendation: The Paris Wife

    Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
    10/25/2011 11:13 am

  • Hemingway's Boat

    From global acclaim to suicide: Paul Hendrickson examines the three final decades of Ernest Hemingway.
    09/16/2011 06:34 pm

  • Chapter & Verse Still no great 9/11 novel?

    Not yet, says our critic. But while we wait for the standout still to come, here are a few near misses.
    09/08/2011 12:15 pm

  • Fall books: 12 fiction titles you don't want to miss

    From Ireland to India, and from the year AD 73 to the possible end of the world, here are 12 of the most enticing of the fall 2011 fiction titles.
    09/07/2011 07:05 am

  • The Missing of the Somme

    British novelist and journalist Geoff Dyer struggles to find something new to say about World War I.
    08/09/2011 05:43 pm

  • "The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris," by John Baxter

    Take a delicious walk through Paris in the memoirs of this author-turned-Parisian-tour-guide.
    07/20/2011 08:10 am

  • The top 10 books of all time

    Readers of books love lists. That's why book-review editor J. Peder Zane asked 125 writers – everyone from Norman Mailer to Jonathan Franzen to Margaret Drabble – to pick their very favorite books of all time. Out of all the books in the world, here are the 10 most selected by Zane's illustrious group. (You can see this and other book lists in Zane's book "The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books.")
    05/19/2011 06:35 pm

  • Editor's Blog Was the world sweeter before 9/11?

    From airport security to overseas wars, the world changed dramatically as a result of 9/11. That doesn't mean it was better before.
    05/09/2011 10:00 am

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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