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  • 13 best 2011 author interviews

    13 best 2011 author interviews

    A loose young woman in Nazi-era Berlin. A titanic failure of courage on the Titanic. A Supreme Court justice with a thing for hot blondes. An American president's scandalous love child.  Book authors answered questions about these earthy topics and many more – from sandwiches to Shakespeare – during Monitor interviews with me this year. Here's a baker's dozen of the memorable things that these authors had to say. Click on the links to read the full interviews.

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  • College students: high in self-confidence but low in basic work skills

    For today's college students – facing a tough economy and diminishing prospects – the goal of education is earning power, according to a new national study. But employers say some college graduates are not well prepared for the world of work.

  • 13 best 2011 author interviews

    13 best 2011 author interviews

    A loose young woman in Nazi-era Berlin. A titanic failure of courage on the Titanic. A Supreme Court justice with a thing for hot blondes. An American president's scandalous love child.  Book authors answered questions about these earthy topics and many more – from sandwiches to Shakespeare – during Monitor interviews with me this year. Here's a baker's dozen of the memorable things that these authors had to say. Click on the links to read the full interviews.

  • Enough with the conspiracy theories, says one author: Shakespeare really was Shakespeare

    Chapter & Verse Enough with the conspiracy theories, says one author: Shakespeare really was Shakespeare

    Despite theories like those in the new movie 'Anonymous' that William Shakespeare was someone else entirely, drama professor Scott McCrea says conspiracy theories surrounding the playwright are all false.

  • Will Obama ease US policy toward Cuba?

    A new approach could represent a relatively easy first step down a generally more controversial path of engaging with America's adversaries.

  • A sound artist hears symphonies in ambient noise

    A sound artist hears symphonies in ambient noise

    Bruce Odland finds meaning in life's aural flotsam and jetsam – and it's too valuable to tune out completely with iPod or radio or daydream.