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1.During a recent visit to Cologne, I avoided the city’s most magnetic tourist attraction – you’ve seen one Gothic cathedral, you’ve seen them all – and instead I explored the city’s bookshops. Large and small, general and specialized, spacious and cramped, there seemed to be no end to the variety. But they all had one …

Under the subtitle “An American City and Its Search for Justice”, Scott Ellsworth has produced a much-needed book that acts like a mirror. Though documenting a particular place and time, it helps us understand the race-based and sectarian turmoil that is so pervasive today. Oprah Winfrey has hailed it as one of “20 of the …

Stand aside humanity, you’re holding up the progress. We’ve passed the point of usefulness for Homo sapiens, now is the dawning of the Homo Faber era. The idea that “I think therefore I am” has become quaint in this new age of builders and creators. But has our continued obsession with technology and progress actually …

We tend to think of bacteria as something to avoid. Germophobes beware, but our bodies are literally covered and filled with bacteria. From our skin to the lining of our GI tract, bacteria are literally part of us. For sure, some bacteria are harmful, but many more play an important role in our health. The …

AFP via Getty Images There were many great technology books published in 2020, but when polling technology and digital executives for some of the best reads of the year, here are some that rose to the top. If you have a new year’s resolution to read more, here is a list of books to start …

THE INVENTION OF MEDICINEFrom Homer to HippocratesBy Robin Lane Fox 404 pp. Basic Books. $35. The clinical eye — exacting, dispassionate, free of superstition — came into being a little after 500 B.C. on the wealthy Greek island of Thasos, Lane Fox argues in “The Invention of Medicine.” That eye belonged to the author of …

Ernest Cline speaks at the Warner Bros. “Ready Player One” panel on day three of 2017 Comic-Con International in San Diego. Richard Shotwell, Invision via The Associated Press Roberto Ontiveros The Dallas Morning News Ernest Cline’s 2011 debut novel, “Ready Player One,” a kind of Willy Wonka-meets-“Tron” adventure story, validated the digital diversions of gamers …

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – For the third time in little more than a month, someone has either vandalized or broken into a popular Philadelphia coffee shop in Germantown. Police responded to Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books on the 5400 block of Germantown Avenue, around 11 p.m. Thursday for a report of a break-in. When police arrived, …

Time to stock up on books. After almost six months of crisis mode (or what I think of as zombie apocalypse mode), Westbank and Laura’s libraries will be closed the week of Labor Day, Sept. 6-13. When we resume service on Sept. 14, the reserve pickup hours will change. The hours are currently 1-4 p.m., …

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his former national security adviser John Bolton will have broken the law and face criminal liability if a book he has written about his time in the White House is published. Trump told reporters that Bolton knows he has classified information in his book, and …