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People don't know too much about sharks; we're probably too frightened to do thorough research.  Not all members of the species are dangerous and -- as is often the case -- humans put...
In a tradition within a tradition, OFF THE PAGE offers an April program in observance of National Poetry Month.  Previous presentations have brought together some of the outstanding poets living...
Ithaca, New York has earned a reputation as a font of artistic and literary creativity, giving the world books ranging from Grace Miller White's "Tess of the Storm Country" (1909) to...
In her first book, "Hillbilly Gothic: A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood", Adrienne Martini told of her crisis bringing a baby into the world, the terror of post-partum depression and her...
Sixty-five years after the conclusion of World War Two its history is still being written, and the reckoning is still taking place.  Facts are being unearthed, interpreted and debated, and...
Since 1492, when Genovese navigator Cristoforo Colombo sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to what he thought was Asia, Italians have played an important role in our land.  Another Italian explorer...
But truth be told, when I crunched the numbers, a farmers' market meal made of roasted local pasture-raised chicken, baked potatoes and steamed broccoli cost less than four meals at Burger King...
There are vast libraries filled with documentation of the Second World War, from military records to history books, biographies, novels and plays.  The works still appear -- there's always...
Jon had lived in a country village as a child, and knew the garden: her aunt's position could certainly be defended.  But until now the malice of the natural world had seemed remote....
The moon makes frequent appearances in love lyrics, be it a harvest moon, a blue moon, a desert moon or an old devil moon... Dorothy's lyric [for "Don't Blame Me"] has "...