Archive: November 1, 2009 - November 7, 2009

'Going Rouge': The Sarah Palin coloring book

By Stephen Lowman Love her or hate her, people are drawn to Sarah Palin. Now, a new book wants you to color her. (Images courtesy of Michael Stinson; Click to Enlarge) One year after the race for the White House, publishers have released several books about the GOP vice presidential...

By Steven E. Levingston | November 6, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (15)

Racism without racists

Rich Benjamin spent two years traveling through white America and discovered a country filled with kind and endearing white individuals. In his book "Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America," published by Hyperion in October, Benjamin reveals that he also found something else: a legacy...

By Steven E. Levingston | November 5, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (47)

Iran, the bomb, and religious devotion

A security guard hides his face from a photographer outside the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran, last February. (Sajad Safari/Bloomberg News) In his book "Dying for Heaven: Holy Pleasure and Suicide Bombers -- Why the Best Qualities of Religion Are Also Its Most Dangerous" author Ariel Glucklich...

By Steven E. Levingston | November 4, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (6)

Analyzing 9/11 literature from afar

In "Out of the Blue: September 11 and the Novel," Kristiaan Versluys explores fictional portrayals of 9/11. Among the works he probes are Don DeLillo's "Falling Man," Art Spiegelman's "In the Shadow of No Towers," Jonathan Safran Foer's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," Frederic Beigbeder's "Windows on the World," and...

By Steven E. Levingston | November 3, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (4)

A prescription for mental health care reform

As Congress struggles to bring about health care reform, those suffering from mental illness can only hope some improvement comes to the nation's mental health services. Author Timothy A. Kelly has a prescription for reform in his book "Healing the Broken Mind: Transforming America's Failed Mental Health System" published in...

By Steven E. Levingston | November 2, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (3)


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