| Jun 6, 2010
Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pinkwater brings a magical realist perspective to YA fiction in the third volume of the series that begins with "The Yggyssey" and "The Neddiad."
The Clock Without a...
| Jul 25, 2010
The Four Fingers of Death
Little, Brown: 730 pp., $25.99
Rick Moody grew up on a nutritious diet of Pynchon, Vonnegut (to whom this book is dedicated), Roth and Updike, some Melville and Hawthorne for New England-style moralizing, a...
| Dec 10, 2010
James Moody, a jazz saxophonist and flutist whose improvised solo on a recording of the song "I'm in the Mood for Love" became a jazz classic, died Thursday in San Diego, where he had lived in recent years. He was 85 and had pancreatic cancer.
| Mar 14, 2011
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Japan's need to raise huge amounts of money for reconstruction after the disastrous earthquake raises the prospect of higher U.S. costs to finance its own budget deficit and ultimately higher costs to American consumers on financing everything from houses...
| May 22, 2011
The Accidental Genius of Weasel High
Egmont: $9.99 paper, ages 12 and up
A 14-year-old's quest to become the next great director is stymied by his inability to get his hands on a camcorder in this graphic novel by the creator of the...
| Jun 19, 2011
Watching people shop farmer's markets religiously on Sundays, splurge on locally grown blueberries at Whole Foods and select dishes from fancy menus that name-check family farms got me thinking. Localism is a huge trend in food; why not in fashion?
| Jan 27, 2008
The strategy that has made the pharmaceutical industry one of the wealthiest and most powerful on Earth is finally starting to betray it.
Beginning in just a few weeks, and continuing over the next several years, some of the biggest-selling and most...
| Feb 29, 2008
This onetime shipyard city turned Bay Area commuter village appears to have averted a move that is rare in California and across the nation -- declaring bankruptcy.
A somber City Council had prepared to vote Thursday evening after putting the...
| Mar 20, 2008
Dysfunctional capital markets, frantic central banks, stressed-out consumers, fear and uncertainty -- all are alarming echoes of the global economic cataclysm of the 1930s.
Which raises the inevitable question: Could another Great Depression be lurking...
| Feb 13, 2009
The $789-billion stimulus package being rushed through Congress is a decidedly mixed blessing. We welcome lawmakers' focus on the recession, and we agree that the federal government can and should deliver a sizable jolt to the moribund economy. Among...
| Sep 16, 2008
The economic good news about Hurricane Ike: It was no Katrina.
Unlike the 2005 storm that flooded New Orleans, Ike has had a limited effect on refineries and energy exploration platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and isn't approaching Katrina's $40 billion...