To “e-read,” or not to e-read? That was the question on the minds of publishers, authors and librarians gathered in New York City this weekend for the industry’s massive annual trade show, BookExpo America.
In nominating Sonia Sotomayer, a federal appeals judge in New York, to replace retiring Justice David Souter, President Barack Obama called her an inspiring woman with an extraordinary life journey. Continue reading
Four men were arrested Wednesday night in connection with an alleged plot to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and shoot down U.S. military planes at an Air National Guard base approximately 60 miles north of New York City. Continue reading
Witness the weird magic of the Elevator Repair Service. The group has set out to confront “the problem of performance” through its trademark swirl of imaginative choreography and dense soundscapes.
The nominations for the 2009 Tony Awards bear a distinctly Tinseltown glint, with big- and small-screen heavyweights leading the list. A number of the recognized performers — Angela Lansbury, James Gandolfini, Jeff Daniels, Marcia Gay Harden, Allison Janney and Jane Fonda, just to name a few — have had incredibly successful careers on television and in film. And many of the nominated works have been adapted from movies.
Spencer Michels reports on a program that helps low-income people with no credit gain access to loans and financial counseling. Continue reading
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the government could threaten broadcasters with fines over the use of even a single profanity on live television, yet stopped short of ruling whether the policy violates the Constitution. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal recaps the day in court. Continue reading