| Mar 22, 2009
Back in high school, a friend buried his paperback of Stephen King's "Night Shift" out in the yard: The mere presence of the eye-studded hand on the cover was enough to bother his sleep. I've recently had a similarly violent reaction to Miles J. Breuer'...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 6:55 AM
It's not quite Mother's Day in America yet, but you can send your parents cool footage of a physicist talking about rubber bands. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, March 11, 2013.
Richard Feynman's discussion of hacking elasticity...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Today's Google Doodle marks the birthday of Douglas Adams, author of the hilarious "Hitchhiker" sci-fi book series.
Adams himself wrote five novels in the trilogy(?!) about the travels of earthling Arthur Dent, alien Ford Prefect and others, beginning...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
If you've ever walked into a Barnes & Noble, you have no doubt noticed the new releases pyramid front and center.
If a book is in the news or written by a celebrity author, you will find it in this display. I always give it a quick circle and often...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:25 PM
John Sharpe of Allentown steered some opposing traffic my way regarding the city's proposal to eliminate traffic lanes on Linden and Turner streets, basically replacing them with dedicated bicycle lanes. John strongly favors the plan. Actually, my Jan. 13...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Definitely Christopher Fowler, who writes the "Peculiar Crimes Unit" and "Bryant & May" series. He has such a great sense of humor and knows so much about the history of London. His books are so much fun to read.
— Rena Gorman, Aurora
| Jan 12, 2012
| 3:02 PM
Q: Allentown seems to be pushing forward with proposed bicycle-lane 'improvements' that concern many residents and businesspeople along the affected routes. Officials want to eliminate traffic lanes on parts of Linden and Turner streets, which would be...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 2:21 PM
Denise Crosby was originally cast to play Counselor Troi, and Marina Sirtis was cast as a security chief named Lt. Macha Hernandez. Shortly before filming the pilot, the two switched roles and the security chief's name was changed to Lt. Natasha Yar.
| Mar 24, 2011
| 6:58 AM
Other than evoking our sympathy and generosity, the earthquake/ tsunami/nuclear disaster in Japan should be pinging our collective consciousness about our own level of preparedness for natural and man-made disasters.
Just to recap, in the last two years...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 1:01 PM
If you're looking for the macabre side of Europe, skip the hokey rip-off "torture museums" and visit a cemetery — they're authentic, artsy and oozing with history. In honor of Halloween, here is a list of some of my favorites.