Thursday Mar 13
New Bedford 'Moby-Dick' building being renovated
Two historic New Bedford buildings, including one made famous in Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick," are a step closer to being renovated.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
The Culture Gabfest "All Aboard the Model Train" Edition
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Billy Budd's trials are not his alone
American novelist Herman Melville is much better known for his lengthy classic "Moby Dick" than his posthumously published novella "Billy Budd," but both involve exploits at sea and, more to the point, the suffering of great characters.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Moby Dick's Counter-Attack
Moby Dick is usually regarded as a novel of deep symbolism, but, Randall Collins notes, it is built on a practical observation : Herman Melville, through his experiences on whaling ships, recognized that a harpooned whale essentially kills itself.
The Kansas City Star
Common Core's greatest challenge: testing students' ability to think
At Leavenworth High School, Jeff Baxter, the reigning Kansas teacher of the year, agrees with the guidance provided by the Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted in Kansas, Missouri and 43 other states.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
The truth about the Bible
Ask Christians who and how they can believe in those events that are obviously impossible or contradictory of their faith and they will respond that the "facts" of their religion are in the Bible .
Sun Feb 23, 2014
The Washington Post
a Moby-Dicka at WNO captivates with music, strong casting
One of opera's established traditions is the adaptation of literary works: Shakespeare and Schiller plays, Goethe's "Faust" and Dante's "Divine Comedy."
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Liam Bonner Playing 'Billy Budd'
In honor of gay composer Benjamin Britten's 100th birthday, LA Opera is reviving one of his most renowned works this month.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
'Moby Dick' Asteroid 2000 EM26 is Missing - Help Astronomers Find It
Somewhere in this image there should be a static point of light that is the asteroid 2000 EM26.
Justin Hocking's east-west journey: surfing in New York City, writing in Portland
It sounds funny coming from someone who spent his teenage years skateboarding in San Diego but gave up on surfing after one bad experience when he was 12. He never quit skating, though, and wrote a bunch of how-to books on the sport for kids while struggling to make it in Manhattan.
Sat Feb 15, 2014
New Bedford's history scripted in 1841, when Charles W. Morgan launched
Editor's note: The 38th voyage of the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship, will take place this summer, including an eight-day visit to New Bedford, where she was built in 1841.
The Navajo Times
Pathfinder Kit Carson left mark on much of Nevada - (Eds: An AP...
There's Carson City, the Carson Valley, the Carson Pass and the Carson River. He also merits not just a mountain but the entire Carson Range, west of Reno and Carson City.
Fri Feb 14, 2014