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  • Top 10 sports biographies I wish somebody would write

    Top 10 sports biographies I wish somebody would write

    Call this a wish list to publishers. Of course it's true that’s there hardly any major sports star who hasn’t already achieved hardcover immortality a time or two or more. So why check back in with some already familiar sports luminaries? With the passage of time comes fresh perspectives on playing days, teammates, and rivals. And maybe even a little more honesty. So here goes, in no particular order: the Monitor’s Top 10 sports figures we’d put in the publishing on-deck circle.

  • Larsson's partner: 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' merchandise masks novel's point

    Larsson's partner: 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' merchandise masks novel's point

    Eva Gabrielsson, the longtime partner of 'Dragon Tattoo' author Stieg Larsson, says that the buzz around the new movie should call attention to violence against women, not merchandise.

  • Ethiopia convicts Swedish journalists of terrorism

    Ethiopia convicts Swedish journalists of terrorism

    Rights groups protest the conviction of Swedish journalists Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye, saying Ethiopia is using its antiterrorism laws to silence dissent.

  • 10 book-to-movie adaptations coming this holiday season

    10 book-to-movie adaptations coming this holiday season

    From the ultra-violent 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' to 'Hugo,' Martin Scorsese's love letter to silent films, the movie listings this holiday season are full of films that came from the printed page. Here are some that are already out as well as a few that are yet to be released.

  • Saab files for bankruptcy after Chinese deal fails

    Saab files for bankruptcy after Chinese deal fails

    Saab CEO Victor Muller personally handed in the bankruptcy application to a court in southwestern Sweden, ending his two-year effort to revive the carmaker that over more than six decades has become known for its rounded sedans and quirky design features.

  • Is America over? Not by a long shot.

    Opinion Is America over? Not by a long shot.

    American decline is the conventional wisdom, as the United States suffers from high unemployment, crushing debt, and political gridlock. Here's the bigger picture: a competitive and innovative economy, reliable allies, a superior military, and foreign autocrats on the run.

  • Vaclav Havel: remembering the Czech president, playwright, and peacenik

    Vaclav Havel: remembering the Czech president, playwright, and peacenik

    Vaclav Havel went from being a playwright to a symbol of the new Czech state and democracy in Eastern Europe.  Along the way he became Czech's first democratically elected president, nominee and winner of prestigious peace prizes, and one of the world's preeminent anti-communist revolutionaries.

  • GOP candidates blast Ron Paul over Iran policy. Is one side crazy?

    GOP candidates blast Ron Paul over Iran policy. Is one side crazy?

    After Thursday night's GOP candidate debate, a political analyst suggested the Ron Paul hands-off position toward Iran 'jumped the shark.' Mr. Paul says intervention is what's truly nuts. Here are their arguments.

  • Doubts mount as Europe struggles with next steps in euro crisis

    Doubts mount as Europe struggles with next steps in euro crisis

    European stocks as well as the euro dropped as optimism from last week's euro crisis summit yielded to tough questions about the EU's ability to avert fresh crises.

  • Chinese foreign reserves are falling

    Stefan Karlsson Chinese foreign reserves are falling

    As foreign exchange reserves in other countries fall, the Chinese yuan follows suit