A New View of Evolution That Can’t Be Represented by a Tree

In 1837, Charles Darwin sketched a spindly tree of life in one of his notebooks. Its stick-figure trunk sprouted into four sets of branches....

HOW READING CAN AFFECT EATING DISORDERS – FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE

New research is trying to establish if books can help readers heal Very little is known about whether readers respond in clinically relevant ways to...

11 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read This Year to Take to the Beach

The question of what books to take to the beach every summer is one that stumps those of us with even the longest to-be-read...

Foreign Authors Shun Hebrew Translations

British author Kamila Shamsie, whose early works had been translated into Hebrew, refuses to publish her new books in Israel. She's not the only...

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Out With 2 New Books

The justice was diagnosed with diabetes as a child and discussed it as part of her 2013 autobiography. That prompted a grandmother to write....

Book vending machines installed across US by French publisher

'You don’t know what you are going to get. Who knows? Maybe you press a button and get a story written by your neighbour' Stories...

Olga Tokarczuk’s Book ‘Flights’ Is Taking Off

The Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk had to wait until she was 28 to receive a passport and make her first trip abroad. Like many...

New Kids’ Books Put A Human Face On The Refugee Crisis

NOEL KING, HOST: Literature often reflects the times in which we live. And there's a recent trend in literature for young people that deals with...

Fruit of Knowledge by Liv Strömquist review – eye-poppingly informative

Witty, clever and angry, this book about the suppression of female sexuality is fantastically acute How I loved reading Liv Strömquist’s Fruit of Knowledge. Mostly,...

On the Ground in Afghanistan and Iraq

C. J. Chivers, a senior writer for The New York Times and a former Marine infantry officer, begins his new book with a description...

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A Promise of Improbably Light Fried Fish in the Bronx

The sign says Millie Peartree Fish Fry & Soul Food, which is both a name and a promise. A fish fry is an event, whether held...
These are the 10 black men in University of Cincinnati College of Medicine's first year class at their "White Coat Ceremony,"

After decades of effort, African-American enrollment in medical school still lags

WASHINGTON – Gabriel Felix is on track to graduate from Howard University's medical school in May. The 27-year-old from Rockland County, N.Y., has beaten the odds...