Displaying articles for: March 2012

Salad for Dinner

A hearty helping of recipes that will have you excited to eat your leafy greens.

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Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction

An anthology of short stories and poems unveils the world of 21st-century adolescence in Japan.

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Contents May Have Shifted

High-flying tales of life and love from the author of Cowboys Are My Weakness.

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Going Solo

The surprising appeal of living alone.

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Boy21

A novel about broken lives and basketball.

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Freedom's Cap

The story of the U.S. Capitol's renovation during a period of tumult.

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The Disenchantments

Unsure of what to do after high school, a young man decides to tour the Pacific Northwest with his rock band.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

A lonely boy finds hope in friendship.

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April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.