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Uma Thurman Reads from Moby Dick and Salman Rushdie Wins a Prize at House of Speakeasy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Good news: the written word thrives downtown. The brainchild of Doctor Amanda Foreman, the author of historical works like Georgiana: Duchess of Devon...

Author Simon Winchester Discusses His Struggle with Madness in New E-Book Single

Howard Polskin | Posted 10.07.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

Best-selling author Simon Winchester has a new e-book single out this week, The Man with the Electrified Brain. It's about his descent into madness more than 40 years ago after suffering from a rare dissociative disorder.

There Will Always Be an England: What's With These Skulls, Anyway?

Andrea Grossman | Posted 01.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Andrea Grossman

There will always be an England. Let's just take Alan Dudley, whose staggering skull collection reveals itself in its strange entirety.

The Professor and the Madman

Peter Clothier | Posted 10.22.2012 | Books
Peter Clothier

The madman, Dr. William Chester Minor, improbably, became one of the most important and prolific contributors to the laborious construction of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Why Is Simon Winchester So Popular?

Slate Magazine | Nathan Heller | Posted 05.30.2011 | Books

Simon Winchester, the author of The Professor and the Madman and other best-selling works of popular history, came out with his last book in the fall,...

Earthquake Threat: Is California Next?

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Susanne Rust | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust In just the past year, three major earthquakes have rocked the Pacific Plate. ...

Larry Ashmead Dies

nytimes.com | DOUGLAS MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A 9-year-old boy once visited his local library in Rochester to hear a mystery writer read from her book. But what particularly thrilled him was to le...