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Balloon crew launches in bid to break 2 major records

Monday, January 26, 2015

An international team has launched its helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route. Pilots Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off from Saga, Japan, shortly before 6:30 a.m. yesterday, Japan time. “Everything went just like a textbook,” said Letitia Hill, social media director for …

Hathaway: ‘It’s not like the world has gotten nicer’

Monday, January 26, 2015

Anne Hathaway was not supposed to star in Song One, an indie musical about a disconnected 20-something in a crisis who finds herself in folk …

Where sports and race collide

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The score that night was Vanderbilt 90, Mississippi 72. Although the racist insults and threats of violence didn’t appear in the next day’s sports section, …

‘Literary thriller’ focuses on abducted girl

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The most common thriller plot may be that of the girl or young woman who vanishes and is feared to be either a captive or dead. That fear set in motion Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon …

It’s ice skating season in New Hampshire

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cracks were already showing in the 8 inches of ice covering Bow’s town pond, a popular outdoor skating spot in the center of town. This is why Bow Public Works employees were on the pond Wednesday morning with …

New book to feature unpublished Hemingway conversations

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Previously unpublished conversations with Ernest Hemingway will be featured in a new book this fall. St. Martin’s Press announced recently that it had acquired A.E. Hotchner’s Hemingway in Love. Hotchner, 94, befriended Hemingway in the 1940s and would later write a controversial biography Papa Hemingway that came out …

This case of amnesia might be worth forgetting

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Halfway through Peter Carey’s new novel, Amnesia, I began to worry I was suffering from it. Who wrote this tedious mess? Where was that two-time Booker winner who gave us such spectacular novels as Oscar and Lucinda and …

‘Honeydew’ a sweet treat for Pearlman fans

Sunday, January 25, 2015

If you have never read Edith Pearlman, you’re in for a lovely surprise, and if you have, you’re in for another treat. Honeydew, her first story collection since Binocular Vision, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award …

Review: Sports guy Greenberg hits home run with latest novel

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mike Greenberg knows sports. And talking about them. One-half of the long-running and ever-popular Mike & Mike national sports radio show, Greenberg (alongside co-host and former NFL player Mike Golic) spends the morning drive-time period touching on all …

Some days are deadlier than others

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Want to live longer? Maybe you should take extra care on Christmas, New Year’s, your birthday and the days you get paid. On the website of Men’s Health magazine, Markham Heid assembles information from various studies that show days (or times of day) when you are more likely …

‘Lucky bamboo’ may be lucky, but it’s not bamboo

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The New Year is still young, so let’s continue to welcome it in – with some lucky bamboo. At this time of year, this plant appears in supermarkets and plant stores across the country. It may or may …

Looking for a new winter hobby? Learning to knit can be easy

Sunday, January 25, 2015

When you’re stuck inside during a long, cold winter, working on a knitting project can be fun and rewarding. And although sweaters and lacy shawls can seem daunting, knitting is a fairly easy hobby to get started on. …

More schools serve students dinner as demand expands

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. For the nearly 100 enrolled in the after-school program, another meal is served: supper. The …