| Sep 18, 2011
| 7:24 PM
When historians recount parts of the Maryland Campaign of the Civil War, they often rely on accounts from Ezra A. Carman, who led the 13th New Jersey infantry during the campaign, according to Thomas G. Clemens, a history professor at Hagerstown Community...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 7:33 AM
If there was ever a week not to drive into Manhattan, it's this one. President Barack Obama and more than a hundred world leaders are hitting the city starting Monday for the U.N. General Assembly.
From the streets to the river, to say security is...
| May 19, 2011
| 9:09 AM
Once upon a time, the public library was an idler's paradise, and a pretty good spot for misanthropes too. Reading was encouraged but not required. Sleeping was tolerated as long as you didn't snore too loudly. Silence was the only mandate. “Come...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 1:02 PM
It has been 50 years since Ezra Jack Keats introduced the world to young Peter, the little hand-painted boy who awakens to a fresh snowfall and sets out on a joyful errand.
"He picked up a handful of snow — and another, and still another. He packed...
| Oct 14, 2012
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — To meet Gilbert Stuart's "George Washington," Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter," Andy Warhol's "Dolly Parton" and hundreds of other artworks less famous and more subtle, first fly to XNA.
That's right, Northwest Arkansas...
| May 27, 2012
After children's author Jean Craighead George revealed that she wanted to write a book about a girl who talks with wolves, legendary book editor Ursula Nordstrom reportedly asked one question — will it be accurate? — and most certainly knew...
| Sep 5, 2012
Caryn Beth Rosenthal ceremoniously dumped her boyfriend of 10 years on July 5, 2009 — the very same week Maryjane Fahey was dumped by her boyfriend of seven.
On the surface, only one of those scenarios seems like a choice. But as both women will...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Mount Aloysius College invites the general public to a lecture by internationally renowned speaker John Granger on Thursday evening, September 6th at 8:00 p.m. in the College’s historic Alumni Hall. John Granger, author of the well-read weblog...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:30 AM
(Wednesday at The New York Public Library)
Creative Director Bernardo Rojo offered a dramatic collection that included plenty of color, fabric options and lots of great outerwear.
Presented at the New York Public Library, the collection...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:17 AM
Click here to see a copy of Haussner's menu from 1967. Turtle Steak Swiss Style, 2 veg - $2.60. Pink Squirrel - $1. Strawberry pie - 65.
I knew about the What's on the Menu, the New York Public Library's ongoing project to digitize and transcribe its...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Donald J. Sobol, who created the book series featuring child sleuth Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown, has died at age 87.
Sobol's books were popular with a generation of kids, beginning in the early 1960s, because they portrayed youngsters who were wise beyond...