| Mar 8, 2009
Decoding the Heavens
A 2,000-Year-Old Computer --
and the Century-Long Search to
Discover Its Secrets
Da Capo: 328 pp., $25
A friend and I can't discuss archaeology without arguing over the greatest wonder of the ancient world. Is it the...
| Dec 24, 2009
Ann Nixon Cooper
Mentioned in Obama's election night speech
Ann Nixon Cooper, 107, the Atlanta centenarian lauded by President Obama in his election night speech last year, died Monday at her Atlanta home. Carl M. Williams Funeral Directors of Atlanta...
| Mar 30, 2009
| 4:55 PM
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| Apr 17, 2011
How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 418 pp., $28
James Carroll's latest book is very ambitious. Invoking history, anthropology, social psychology, geography and theology, the...
| May 1, 2011
"The past is never dead. It's not even past," William Faulkner wrote in 1951, two years after winning the Nobel Prize for literature. It's one of his best-known lines, but I don't think I ever truly understood it until I came to Oxford.
For more than...
| May 2, 2011
Jon Huntsman Jr. arrived here from Beijing on Friday to mull a White House bid against the man who made him ambassador to China, a matchup that would offer no shortage of personal drama.
But before taking on President Obama, Huntsman would face another...
| Jul 24, 2011
At the top of the mountain, where an attendant will take your $46 ticket, foot traffic is steady and cellphone reception is excellent.
At the bottom of the same mountain, the town teems with pizzerias, tourists chatter in half a dozen languages and a...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Edited by Colin Channer
Akashic Books: 285 pp; $15.95 trade paper original
Starting in 2004 with "Brooklyn Noir," the more than 50 titles in the Akashic Books series of crime fiction have been...
| Aug 23, 2012
Marvin W. Meyer, an expert on Gnosticism and ancient texts about Jesus outside the New Testament who challenged the traditional portrayal of Judas Iscariot as the ultimate biblical villain, has died. He was 64.
Meyer, whose book "The Gospel of Judas"...
| Apr 7, 2013
Planning, traveling and sharing a vacation with apps that have geography at their heart is no longer just a futuristic idea.
Dated guidebooks, tattered maps and finding a place to eat may have been part of the travel headache in times past, but new...
| Apr 5, 2013
Here's a quiz derived from National Council for Geographic Education curricula and questions devised for the National Geographic Bee. The bee, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will draw the winners of state contests to Washington, D.C., to...