CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2000 |
Harrumph. Harrumph. Bob Wimmer clears his throat. That's how the 69-year-old usually starts his volunteer work each Thursday morning. "I have my tea," he says. "Let's get started." While he adjusts his headset, his wife, Elinor, also 69, checks his sound level, cues up the reel-to-reel and pushes play. As volunteers for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, the couple's work recording textbooks is valued by blind and reading disabled students across the country.
December 21, 2003 |
Dude, who stole my brain? It's a question that needs answering. On both sides of the Atlantic, there is a deadening conformity in matters of opinion. In politics, the ritual responses of right and left are wearily predictable. Academic discourse is numbed by dual constraints of peer-group review in truck with the stifling nostrums of correctitude.
July 21, 2002 |
During the first week of June 1962, Robert Lowell flew to Brazil with his wife, Elizabeth Hardwick, and their 5-year-old daughter, Harriet. They were met in Para by journalist Keith Botsford. All went well until Elizabeth and Harriet returned to the United States, leaving Lowell to continue his trip without them. On Sept. 4, accompanied only by Botsford, Lowell left for Argentina. In Buenos Aires, the trouble started.