January 9, 2002 |
Just days after admitting his latest bestseller includes passages copied from another historian's work, author Stephen Ambrose is being cited again for a similar trespass in an earlier work. Forbes .com is reporting that Ambrose's "Crazy Horse and Custer" contains sections similar to Jay Monaghan's "Custer." A spokesperson for Ambrose on Tuesday declined to comment. Anchor Books, which publishes the paperback edition of "Crazy Horse and Custer," also had no comment.
October 27, 2012
The day the butterflies were set free in Mark Z. Danielewski's West Hollywood apartment, music was playing, sewing machines were running and swaths of fabric with carefully stitched illustrations for the new edition of his novella "The Fifty Year Sword" were strewn around his living room. He'd painted one wall with magnetic chalkboard paint for sketching patterns and thrown out his couch to make room for the friends who joined his literary sewing circle - though at times, he admits, it seemed more like a literary sweatshop.
March 15, 2001 |
Effective Web sites draw visitors in and get them to stay and look around. Pages of nothing but text are not very inviting. Adding more sophisticated elements to your Web pages such as links and images improves its use and look--and its appeal to visitors. Hyperlinks connect your page to the rest of the World Wide Web, taking visitors to other sites on the Internet. Working within the body portion of your HTML document, you can add a hypertext reference attribute to an anchor tag.
HOME & GARDEN
April 14, 2005 |
Mom was right: Start with putting things away. A bedroom sanctuary should feel open, not chaotic or jumbled. A feeling of calm descends in a clean, uncluttered room. Gotta love it: Divide everything in the room into three categories: Things you "can live with," "love" and "never liked." Keep what you love. Move everything else out. Otherwise your room becomes mediocre. Weighty decision: For a better sense of scale, buy substantial nightstands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1990
The revelation that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. plagiarized words and ideas in his doctoral dissertation and graduate school essays while a student at Boston University should be met more with sorrow than with anger. Researchers working on the King Papers Project at Stanford University have found a disturbing pattern of misappropriation and a failure to give full credit for words, phrases and concepts contained in academic papers.
July 15, 1990 |
Sonic Youth is the Rolling Stones of noise music, a band imitated as often as Aerosmith and a source of strength to alienated college students all over the globe. A lot of smart people think it's the best band in the world. But as the avatar of '80s indie underground rock, finally making its major-label debut, Sonic Youth faces a conundrum: How does an aggressively confrontational band make (a) a commercial record without (b) selling out?
March 23, 2007 |
A mysterious South American powder causes powerful hallucinations that may actually be genuine links to memories of the user's genetic ancestors. No, it's not a tabloid cover story on young Hollywood, it's just another day for a dashing medical researcher played by Billy Zane. Right from the first shots of Zane, with the usually bald actor sporting what may be the hardest-working hairpiece of all time, it becomes apparent that "Memory" is a film not afraid to flirt with the flagrantly silly.