My own relatives, especially of the parental generation, would often ask me, half-indulgently, what they should read, and it was hard to know where to …
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The human desire to transmute matter dates back to ancient civilizations across the globe and was actively pursued in medieval and early modern times a…
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by Ann Kjellberg, editor  Said Astoria's Gina Verdi of virtual story time: "I wasn't sure about the book magic. How do I get viewers to waddle like a p…
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by Ann Kjellberg, editor  It takes a village to open a bookstore, and keep it open. How a plea for a bookstore found a willing ear.
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Written in flowing prose by a distinguished professor teaching at one of the world’s most prestigious universities, and with a two-part PBS television …
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by Ann Kjellberg, editor  The knock-on effects of the opportunities that nourished magazine culture, and its benefits to writing and to readers, are st…
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America's national parks may be, as novelist-conservationist Wallace Stegner once claimed, the nation's “best idea,” but they make an eccentric institu…
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by Ann Kjellberg, editor  Magazines build a coherent sensibility both from conscious ideas of themselves and the temperaments of their editors, a coher…
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Late in the nineteenth century it was a novelist, Jose Rizal, a polymath genius returned to the Philippines after study in Europe, who imagined into be…
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Author William T. Vollmann, self-portrait
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by Ann Kjellberg, editor The corporations buying out American publishers bank on their backlists, but do they know how to make one?
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“I wish I’d written more books and spent less time being in love,” said Sybille Bedford, providing the first sentence of Selina Hasting’s new biography…
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