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2011-05-02A Q&A with Author Veronica Roth Q: What advice would you offer to young aspiring writers, who long to live a success story like your own? Roth: One piece of advice I have is: Want something else more than success. Success is a lovely thing, but your desire to say something, your worth, and your identity shouldn?t rely on it, because it?s not guaranteed and it?s not permanent and it?s not sufficient. So wo(read more)
2013-11-25Pulitzer Prize?winning author James A. Michener brings Hawaii?s epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in 1959. As the volcanic Hawaiian Islands sprout from the ocean floor, the land remains untouched for centuries?until, little more than a thousand years ago, Polynesian seafarers make the perilous journey across the Pacific, flourishing... (read more)
2012-04-30One choice can transform you?or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves?and herself?while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict be(read more)
2013-10-21An Amazon Best Books of the Month, October 2013: Veronica Roth had her work cut out for her, ending a trilogy that had fans rabid for the final book, and she pulled it off like a champ. Allegiant kicks off right where Insurgent ended, so if it?s been a while since you read that one you might want to re-read the last couple of chapters to orient yourself. The first surprise in Allegiant is that Roth has switched to using alternating narratives of Tris and Fo(read more)
2011-06-20American Gods is Neil Gaiman's best and most ambitious novel yet, a scary, strange, and hallucinogenic road-trip story wrapped around a deep examination of the American spirit. Gaiman tackles everything from the onslaught of the information age to the meaning of death, but he doesn't sacrifice the razor-sharp plotting and narrative style he's been delivering since his Sandman days. Shadow gets out of prison early when his wife is killed in a car crash. At a loss, he takes up with a mys(read more)
Chatham skier Charlotte Evans speaks of emotions before guiding Kelly Gallagher to historic GB Gold in Super G at ...
2014-03-10Kent skier Charlotte Evans reveals tears of anguish helped her land GB's first ever Winter Paralymic gold with Kelly Gallagher in Sochi.
2014-03-10In a story published late last week on the International Olympic Committee‚Äôs web site about how the Youth Olympic Games inspired Olympic success in Sochi, an unidentified student reporter apparently quoted figure skating champion Yuna Kim inaccurately. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
2014-03-10Brainstorming, thinking outside the box, working with free reign on a project--they're old creativity maxims, but how well do they really work? Constraints can seem like the last thing you'd want for a creative project, but they're actually beneficial when it comes to doing good work. If you've ever faced the common writer's hurdle of the blank page , you'll know what it's like to be paralyzed ...
2014-03-09A biweekly forum at Fermilab dedicated to discussing the Large Hadron Collider has decided that the humble whiteboard and marker will drive its discussions from now on.