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Astoria Characters: The Pro-Active Parent

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.24.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"Cooking's very therapeutic," says Claudia Lieto-McKenna. "Even the smell is very calming. There's something about the ritual and the giving it away."

SXSW: Twitter Divides Conference Audiences Into Three Groups

Karl Gude | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology
Karl Gude

I was on a 'visual storytelling' panel at last year's conference and, although 600+ people attended the session, only about 1/3 of them were actually "listening" to us! Blame Twitter.

WATCH: Real-Life Google Glasses Can Translate Foreign Phrases As They're Spoken

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 07.23.2012 | Technology

Google's Project Glass video -- released in April and shared wide and far over the Internet -- presented a set of so-called "Google Glasses" that were...

In the Time of Gods: A Conversation With Dar Williams, Plus Chatting With The Sweet's Andy Scott and Steve Barton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Time is about appreciating having all this ability to sort of capture the eternity of a moment, but then knowing that you're going to have to let it go at some point. Winter will come."

Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Isn't Lost in Translation

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.25.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Josephine Traversa spent a lot of time shifting English to Italian for her family members, which is probably why she ended up making her career in translation and interpretation.

Gaddafi's Loyal-ish Translator

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

I've been a fan of Gaddafi's translator since September 2009 -- when he screamed, "I can't take it any more" and collapsed while translating Gaddafi's speech before the UN General Assembly.

'I Am A Woman!'

Cathy Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cathy Porter

It may be that we would have had none of his great novels without her, but it's her candid account of their 48-year marriage that makes her diaries so compelling.

New York Review: The Collected Stories Of Lydia Davis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The New York Review Of Books Dan Chiasson The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 733 pp., $30.00 1. Lydia ...