Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
On Tuesday evening in the Schenectady County Community College auditorium, Gilbert King, a guest speaker invited in honor of Black History Month, commanded the attention of a small, but riveted audience of about 30 people as he told the story of Thurgood Marshall’s life before he became a Supreme Court justice.
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
In her new book, “Is Shame Necessary: New Uses for an Old Tool,” New York University professor Jennifer Jacquet argues that it’s time to bring back shame as an effective tool for the weak against the strong.
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
In the small Alabama town author Harper Lee made famous with "To Kill a Mockingbird," the Southern classic novel can be seen and felt everywhere.
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
To Kill a Mockingbird" will not be Harper Lee's only published book after all.
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
When Richard Cerasani looks at the majestic stone heads carved on Mount Rushmore, he sees his parents. His father, Arthur, was one of the sculptors who helped create the national memorial, while his mother, Mary, encouraged him from afar.
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
A best-selling account of a 6-year-old boy's journey to heaven and back has been pulled after the boy retracted his story.
Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
When Shari Quinn discovered her best friend of 20 years had been secretly romancing her boyfriend, she was inspired to write “Disloyalty,” a self-published saga that has repeatedly sold out at Capital Region bookstores.
Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
The publishing industry continues to redefine itself. Electronic books continue to be popular, but their growth slowed a bit this year.
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Russell Shorto, uthor of 2004’s “The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America,” will be at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library Monday night at 7 p.m. to speak before the annual meeting of the Albany branch of the Holland Society of New York.
Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
A new feminist comic book, the Jewelry Box, has emerged in Egypt, the latest addition in a blossoming scene of alternative comics, as artists seek freer outlets of expression in a country where independent voices are finding it harder to speak.
Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Most Civil War buffs are familiar with the Civil War correspondence of Abe Lincoln and Horace Greeley, but what about the somewhat contentious exchanges between Erastus Corning I and the nation’s 16th president?
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
When Elizabeth Rosner decided to set her third novel in her hometown of Schenectady, she had no idea what a fascinating personality she was going to be working with.
Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
Martin's new book, released this week, is "The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones," 300 pages of back story and original artwork by the some of the world's top fantasy illustrators.
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
If Julia Kirk Blackwelder learned anything in her 10 years of research for her new book, “Electric City: General Electric in Schenectady,” it’s that great scientists don’t necessarily make great businessmen.