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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • Passenger ship Harvard runs aground

     
    The coastal passenger ship S.S. Harvard runs aground in fog at Point Arguello....
  • Alice McDermott's snapshots of a woman in 'Someone'

    Alice McDermott's snapshots of a woman in 'Someone'
    In "Someone," Alice McDermott's elegiac new novel, time and place have a dream-like fluidity. There's no doubt that we're in Brooklyn, but this is a Brooklyn of immigrants, largely Irish Catholics, whose new world is a palimpsest in which the old world...
  • 'Downton Abbey' gets real-life literary character in Season 4

    'Downton Abbey' gets real-life literary character in Season 4
    It will be easier than ever to find a room of one's own at "Downton Abbey" when it returns to PBS in January. The drama, which premieres in the U.K. later this month, will take a literary bent in its fourth season. Fleeing from the gloom at Downton...
  • Patsy Swayze dies at 86; dance teacher was Patrick Swayze's mother

    Patsy Swayze dies at 86; dance teacher was Patrick Swayze's mother
    The note Patsy Swayze tucked in her son Don's suitcase was simple but meaningful. It was 1980, and Don had just moved to California to pursue an acting career. He was sleeping on his older brother Patrick's couch and scared to death of the prospect of...
  • Throwing the book at 'Thieves of Book Row'

    Throwing the book at  'Thieves of Book Row'
    It is hard to imagine a more gentlemanly trade than the buying and selling of old books. The very word "antiquarian" evokes tweedy, bespectacled fellows moving between dusty shelves to pull down some esoteric intellectual treasure. But as Travis McDade...
  • Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'

    Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'
    A powerful recurring motif in the varied works of Christopher Guest is the dummy. From early sketch comedy on "Saturday Night Live" through a series of mock documentaries, the looming figure is an essential part of the Guest aesthetic. It can be a...
  • Movie review: 'Much Ado About Nothing' a tasty snack for Bard lovers

    Movie review: 'Much Ado About Nothing' a tasty snack for Bard lovers
    Think of it as a single scoop of sorbet: Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" is both a palate cleanser for the director and a small but savory treat for Shakespeare-starved audiences. Whedon needed a change of pace for the few weeks between...
  • National Doughnut Day: Sweet dough-raiser celebrates 75 years

    National Doughnut Day: Sweet dough-raiser celebrates 75 years
    National Doughnut Day is celebrating its 75th anniversary, so consider this your permission slip to eat a doughnut, guilt-free. (At least that's what we're telling ourselves.) National Doughnut Day is the first Friday in June, begun in 1938 as a way...
  • Thomas Keneally's 'The Daughters of Mars' centers on WWI nurses

    Thomas Keneally's 'The Daughters of Mars' centers on WWI nurses
    Thomas Keneally has always been a novelist who writes and lives in the big sweep of epic history. He took on the end of the First World War in "Gossip From the Forest," the U.S. Civil War in "Confederates," and the Eritrean War of Independence in "To...
  • Human rights experts, activists push for ban on 'killer robots'

    Human rights experts, activists push for ban on 'killer robots'
    "Campaign to Stop Killer Robots.” That may sound like a clique of conspiracy theorists or the title of a summer B movie, but it's actually an alliance of human rights groups raising legal and ethical concerns about people's willingness to cede life-...
  • 156 hot summer reads: Fiction, thriller, YA, nonfiction, kids, more

    156 hot summer reads: Fiction, thriller, YA, nonfiction, kids, more
    If you're planning to hit the beach -- or mountains or woods or backyard patio -- don't forget to bring along a book or two. In our list of 156 summer book picks, you'll find thrillers and young adult books, science books and novels, memoirs and science...