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Salinger: The Documentary on PBS

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's fitting that the 200th episode of American Masters on PBS features writer J. D. Salinger, an author so influential it is hard to imagine the course of 20th century American literature without his imprint of lost innocence in the novel The Catcher in the Rye.

Wilson, Obama and Congress

Scott Porch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Scott Porch

"Wilson wanted to put a face on the presidency," said A. Scott Berg, whose new biography Wilson is a comprehensive and deeply human portrait of the former president.

Why the Middle Class Is Getting Slaughtered

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Michael Rosenblum

As the U.S. is drawn into the war, the rhetoric of the time is all about 'honor' and 'courage' and 'decency,' all of which have nothing to do with mechanized killing on an industrial scale.

Leo Gets Presidential

Posted 09.16.2013 | Entertainment

Leonardo DiCaprio has played historical figures like J. Edgar Hoover and Howard Hughes, but never a president. That could change with "Wilson," an ada...