The founder of Pakistan's classic car club hops in his 1954 Austin-Healey and drives from one end of the troubled country to the other with his wife and friends. Why? Mostly because it's fun, but also as a statement of defiance to those causing havoc in Pakistan.
The funny live tweets coming from frozen supermarket pizza giant @DiGiornoPizza were a tasty highlight of the Sound of Music Live broadcast on NBC. Bad puns, silly lyric changes, and just plain clever comments earned the company more than 2,000 new followers in a single night.
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, at No. 12, is Jon Meacham's portrait of the third president.
At No. 12, M.L. Stedman confronts miscarriages and a failing marriage in The Light Between Oceans.
Malcolm Gladwell's David and Goliath, a study of upsets in balances of power, returns to No. 1.
National Book Award winner James McBride tells a slave's story in The Good Lord Bird, at No. 14.
The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.
A one-hour overview of the Read to Me program will be offered on February 5 from noon to 1 p.m. (MST). If you’re new to libraries, a trustee, or have any questions about the early literacy programs offered by
the Idaho Commission for Libraries, join us! Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/read-to-me-101webinar-tickets-9461590873
and we’ll provide a link to the session in January. We’ll also archive the webinar so you can listen in later if you can’t make it on the 5th.
The Mississippi senator, who turns 76 Saturday, ended speculation that he would retire and instead set up the prospect of another bruising GOP primary in 2014.
Officials in China's commercial capital ordered schoolchildren to stay indoors, construction to halt and even delayed flights because of the city's highest-ever pollution levels.
Egyptian cleric Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr was kidnapped in 2003 in Milan, Italy, and transferred to Egypt as part of the CIA's program of extraordinary rendition. He now lives in Egypt and is unlikely to serve any of his six-year sentence.
While the company tries to work things out with regulators, it won't be telling people who buy its test if their genetic profiles predispose them to particular illnesses or predict their responses to prescription drugs.
That difference translates to about $550 a year, according to a new meta-analysis of studies evaluating the retail costs of food, grouped by healthfulness. It's chump change for middle-class eaters, but a big gap for low-income families. Researchers say that's a problem that can be solved.
Here's something you haven't heard in years: The U.S. economy had a great week, with reports showing jobs being created in several sectors, new-home sales surging and factories humming. Oh, and unemployment is the lowest it's been since 2008.
President Obama ordered that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff until Monday — a symbolic gesture of a nation in mourning. It's a tradition observed by countries around the world, one that began as early as the 17th century.
For 25 seasons, The Simpsons writers have been smuggling math onto Americans' TV screens. Author Simon Singh helps Ira decode the show's numberplay, while former Simpsons writer David X. Cohen remembers how he helped Homer solve Fermat's Last Theorem (sort of).