Topic: William Shakespeare
The Monitor's language columnist on the usefulness of the suitcase metaphor.
When federal (and state) financial aid programs make money available to well-off students, it is in a college's interest to capture that aid and use it to 'improve' the college, thus driving up costs and tuition. Aid must be restructured so that more of it goes to needy students.
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.
12/23/2011 08:50 am
George Whitman, longtime owner of the beloved Shakespeare and Company, died in Paris last week.
12/19/2011 03:21 pm
Alexander Graham Bell went on to invent the telephone, but before he did that he experimented with recording devices. The old disks were considered unplayable until new technology gave scientists the chance to listen to the recordings for the first time in 130 years.
12/14/2011 11:29 pm
The Care Center, in Holyoke, Mass., uses private school and even college coursework to challenge teen moms to aim higher.
11/28/2011 11:09 am
With a US Congress 'super committee' unable to cut spending and Britain's government also struggling, the West is looking like a wastrel; and Cairo's Tahrir Square seethes once more.
11/22/2011 08:58 am
Hearing the prolonged creaking sound and occasional clump, an imaginative boy surveyed his options.
11/16/2011 02:00 pm
Was Shakespeare a fraud? That's the premise of 'Anonymous,' which bends history in classic Hollywood fashion.
10/28/2011 11:35 pm
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.
10/28/2011 11:08 am