Are you ready to appear on Jeopardy? Do you want to brush up on your history facts? Does your know-it-all brother-in-law spout out all sorts […]
March 18, 2010 marked the twentieth anniversary of the devastating art theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (www.gardnermuseum.org). Thirteen masterpieces including pieces by Vermeer, Rembrandt […]
Most people love to eat and have cherished memories of meals they’ve shared over the years with friends and family. If you’ve ever read Peter Mayle, Frances Mayes or Carol Drinkwater, you know exactly what I mean. Their memoirs, while not technically in the culinary genre, all describe the planning and execution of those meals in a very personal way.
War and famine and slavery as they come to us in newspaper headlines are troubling events that we puzzle over or analyze or ignore, and […]
Most travel books don’t contain flesh eating cannibals, disease causing insects or poison arrow attacks. But, David Grann’s The Lost City of Z: A Tale […]
No matter what some citizens of the world may think of the United States, it is still the last great hope for many people. There […]