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...

Harvest ideas from three great gardening books

I’ve just packed my beach bag for a long-awaited vacation. In addition to the crucial sunscreen, visor, and water bottle, it also holds a...

10 Digital Comic Books You Need to Read Right Now

There was once a time when the act of buying comic books was as simple as taking a stroll to your local supermarket, deli,...

Book of the week, Saturday July 21

Bearskin by James A McLaughlin (Harper Collins) $35 Imagine, if you can, DiCaprio's Revenant, with some of the Shakespearian type of language that overlay the...

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...

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...

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...

Weekend picks for book lovers, including essays about Provence from Peter Mayle

What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY’s picks for book lovers include Peter Mayle's final love letter to Provence, and two new titles...

Instagram offers master class for future U.S. retail tycoons

It’s the first day of class at Instagram. Students check in at two security desks and sign nondisclosure agreements before heading up to the...

Top 10 books about gangsters

t’s not hard to understand the enduring appeal of gangsters in fiction. From the romantic notion of the outlaw antihero to the caricature of...

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U.S. Secretary of Education coming to Bay District Schools

The U.S. Secretary of Education will be in Panama City Monday. Secretary Betsy DeVos and Congressman Neal Dunn will visit Cedar Grove, which has been...

DHS plans to use credit-scores to judge who may become a citizen

The US Department of Homeland Security has published a new proposed rule that would make people ineligible for US citizenship if their credit-scores were poor. Notionally, the...

Black Teachers Improve Outcomes for Black Students

BLACK STUDENTS WHO HAVE just one black teacher in elementary school are more likely to graduate and more likely to enroll in college – and...

Scuttlebiz: What if Georgia’s low education ‘ranking’ is wrong?

The most complex obstacle to attracting talented professionals from other states to work in metro Augusta’s burgeoning cybersecurity industry is actually quite simple. They think...

Americans who find meaning in these four areas have higher life satisfaction

Discovering where people find meaning in life is a challenging task. One way is to give them an opportunity to write, in their own...