'Creole Belle' author James Lee Burke talks about the inspiration for his new book and his detective protagonist Dave Robicheaux.
With biographies like Carl Sandburg's 'Lincoln,' Americans can learn about past presidents on any day of the year.
In many areas with power outages, the temperature in homes is barely 50 degrees, and trick-or-treating has been canceled because of concerns about downed wires.
It’s Columbus Day – a time when faulty lore about the “discoverer of America” abounds. The myths surrounding the epic voyages of Christopher Columbus are as plentiful as the riches he supposedly discovered. Here are some commonly held beliefs that have endured since, well, 1492.
In New York's Hudson Valley, the gardens of the Rockefellers' Kykuit estate can enrich your gardening experience.
A writer's tic leads the Monitor's language columnist to a little research on 'sentence adverbs.'
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
The Monitor's language columnist shows how verbs starting with "re" aren't all alike.