Denver Author Collects Stories Of Forgiveness From Around The World
The facts would soon fall into place: After fleeing his home on Saturday, Tony spent the day with Hakeem and the gang's ringleader, Antoine “Q-Tip” Pittman, playing video games and smoking weed. Later that evening, they .. As I listened to Azim's ...
August 11, 2015
They Lived at the PO
Macdonald's prose, Welty said, “is something like a stand of clean, cool, well-branched, well tended trees in which bright birds can flash and perch. And not for show, but to sing.” The meeting at the Algonquin a few months later was a chance affair ...
August 7, 2015
Montana Album: Park gets swans; dam completed
50 Years Ago. From the Tribune week of Aug. 9, 1965. Two birds of a species once nearly extinct in the U.S. are now permanent citizens of the Gibson Park Lake population. They are a pair of trumpeter swans, of which authorities estimate there were only ...
August 10, 2015
The route to Europe for many African migrants passes through the underworld of ...
So this Monday, like every other Monday, he and his brothers counted the men and women who had arrived at the stash house tucked behind the gray storefront advertising soap and baby food. The sun had Konissa had stepped off the bus in Agadez the ...
July 21, 2015
Faren Miller reviews Natasha Pulley
Though there's plenty of dust in her Victorian London by the end of Chapter Three, it's debris from bombs detonated by Irish rebels (who manage to destroy Scotland Yard and exile the Home Office to new quarters in a basement), rather than the fustiness ...
August 7, 2015
John Horton Conway: the world's most charismatic mathematician
He sat down at the side of the road on a stone wall in front of King's College, rummaged through his briefcase, found a pen, pulled out a piece of paper, and began, “Dear Professor Cassels, I wish to apply for … . Conway had expected to keep to his ...
July 23, 2015
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July 22, 2015
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street , Natasha Pulley ( Bloomsbury 978-1-62040-833-9, $26. 00, 322pp, hc ) July 2015. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a remarkably assured first novel that makes the most of Natasha Pulley’s varied influences,... Though there’s plenty of dust in her Victorian London by the end of Chapter Three, it’s debris from bombs detonated by Irish rebels (who manage to destroy Scotland Yard and exile the Home Office to new quarters in a basement), rather than the... Much of this city is already moving forward, without a need for steampunk’s elaborate retro-futurism to lead the way, but it’s vast enough to move at many paces: from wagon wheels jolting against cobblestone to express trains packed with hordes of... His own home’s a grungy flat just like those of his neighbors, ‘‘all members of the crowd of black coats and black hats that swamped London for half an hour every morning and evening. A combination of personal curiosity and his bosses’ new suspicion of any advance in time-keeping leads Nathaniel to take a short trip by Underground to find the watchmaker: K. Mori, 27 Filigree Street,.
On a late September day in 1956, John Horton Conway left home with a trunk on his back. He travelled by steam train from Liverpool to Cambridge, where he was to start life as an undergraduate. In junior school, one of Conway’s teachers had nicknamed him “Mary”. Being Mary made his life absolute hell until he moved on to secondary school, at Liverpool’s Holt High School for Boys. Soon after term began, the headmaster called each boy into his office and asked what he planned to do with his life. John said he wanted to read mathematics at Cambridge. These nicknames confirmed Conway as a terribly introverted adolescent, painfully aware of his own suffering. After loitering for a time with the teenage reprobates at the back of the classroom, Conway ultimately did well enough on the university entrance exams to receive a minor scholarship and get his name published in the Liverpool Daily Post. As he sat on the train to Cambridge, it dawned on him that since none of his classmates would be joining him at university, he would be able to transform himself into a new person: an extrovert. Now 77, John Horton Conway is perhaps the world’s most lovable egomaniac.
For Musa, an expert in sneaking people across the Sahara, it was time to get ready. Next to them, 27 men, from five countries, shifted their eyes nervously between Musa and the truck. “We need to leave soon,” Musa said, examining the truck, its windows tinted, its licence plate missing, prayer beads hanging from the rear-view mirror. Musa, 38, knew the risks. He knew that if his truck broke down in the nearly 50C heat, he and the migrants might survive no more than two days. He knew that his pistol was little help against the bandits who roamed the Sahara. And he knew the desert as well as anyone. Or he claimed to. On this Monday, like every other Monday, he and his brothers counted the men and women who had arrived at the stash house tucked behind the grey shopfront advertising soap and baby food. Musa strolled past them in a long white robe, as if preparing for a leisurely drive. “Before we had migrants, but not like now,” he said. Every week, the trucks are full. In Agadez, there are dozens of stash houses, which locals call “ghettos”.
Upcoming Dove Season: A Multi-Sensory Preview
It is the temporary mess you create from spilling powder or bird shot on the floor while reloading some shells ... the almost imperceptibly soft hum of the clock on the wall – the one you’re trying desperately not to look at every seven minutes.
August 14, 2015
Southern states on guard for bird flu, part two - Farmers angry with EPA over a different water issue
SOUTHERN STATES ON GUARD FOR BIRD FLU, PART TWO: Washington might be in the throes ... EPA employees were working at a long-abandoned gold mine in Colorado when they breached a wall and released 3 million gallons of wastewater that contained lead, arsenic ...
August 12, 2015
'Sesame Street' Heads To HBO. Is It A Win-Win For Kids?
Elmo, Snuffy, Grover and Big Bird could soon hit the HBO after-parties alongside Tyrion ... As new episodes and new content go behind a premium cable pay wall, will low-income kids who might not be able to afford HBO now have trouble getting to Sesame ...
August 13, 2015
Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon Walkthrough
Follow the path up until you hit the ceiling, then to the right until you hit a wall, then drop down to the bottom-right ... If you walk along the book, you can see the left page shows a bird with its wings closed during most phases of the moon.
August 11, 2015
Local woman turns 105
Tuttle lives at Hearthstone Cottage in Ellensburg. Her family’s furniture sits in her room and her bird clock hangs on the wall, with different chirps and whistles filling her room at the top of every hour. Her radio sits to the right of her chair ...
August 10, 2015
Canada's swimmers excel at Parapan Am Games
In this case, he was a full body length ahead by the first wall and a couple lengths in front when he stopped ... They won five gold, five silver, seven bronze and swept the podium in two events. Morgan Bird won her women’s 400-metre freestyle race ...
August 9, 2015
Prison officer’s killing can lead to change
Outnumbered. Unarmed. Alone. These three factors contributed to the death of our son, Federal Corrections Officer Eric J. Williams, who was brutally murdered on Feb. 25, 2013, by an inmate at Canaan, a high security federal penitentiary in Pennsylvania ...
July 18, 2015