Books

1:20am

Tue September 4, 2012
Author Interviews

'Children Succeed' With Character, Not Test Scores

Originally published on Tue September 4, 2012 10:38 am

A child's success can't be measured in IQ scores, standardized tests or vocabulary quizzes, says author Paul Tough. Success, he argues, is about how young people build character. Tough explores this idea in his new book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character.

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2:41am

Mon September 3, 2012
Books News & Features

Superman, Wonder Woman: The New Power Couple

Originally published on Mon September 3, 2012 4:15 am

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Dating can be difficult at the best of times, but if you're the Man of Steel it's near impossible — until now. The latest edition of Justice League gives Superman a romantic break by pairing him up with Wonder Woman. According to Justice League writer Geoff Johns, the relationship will definitely cause tension around the office.

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2:52pm

Sun September 2, 2012
Author Interviews

The Writer Who Was The Voice Of A Generation

Originally published on Sun September 2, 2012 4:57 pm

After struggling with depression for much of his adult life, writer David Foster Wallace committed suicide on Sept. 12, 2008.
Giovanni Giovannetti Effigie

When writer David Foster Wallace committed suicide in 2008 at the age of 46, U.S. literature lost one of its most influential living writers.

The definitive account of Wallace's life and what led to his suicide was published in the New Yorker in March of the following year.

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9:00am

Sun September 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Author Carrie Vaughn Discusses Why Werewolves Need Their Time in the Spotlight

Our cultural fascination with vampire and werewolf stories is surging right now in books and movies. While vampire characters are explored in-depth, Colorado-based author Carrie Vaughn says werewolves have never gotten their day in the spotlight.

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6:22am

Sun September 2, 2012
Author Interviews

Behind The Lens With Obama's 'First Cameraman'

Originally published on Sun September 2, 2012 4:24 am

Before joining candidate Obama's new media team in 2008, Arun Chaudhary worked in film in New York and was on the faculty of NYU's graduate film school.
Susan Walsh AP

Many presidents have had official White House photographers, but Arun Chaudhary claims the honor of being the first official White House videographer. He has written a book about his journey from disheveled film professor to his four years in the almost constant company of the president. First Cameraman is an often funny, generally admiring account of the life and times of candidate Barack Obama — and then President Obama — and the sleepless nights and adventure-filled days of the man trying to record it all.

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