- ‘Red Tails,’ a blockbuster version of the Tuskegee Airmen story, fails to soar according to The Post’s Milloy
- The Washington Post’s Michael Dirda on David Bellos’ book: A good review of an intriguing book
- ‘Moneyball’: Yet another movie that plays fast and loose with the facts
- ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’: Rebecca Skloot’s lessons on how great non-fiction should be written
- Literary (and other) late bloomers: analyzed by Malcolm Gladwell, Part 3
Author Archives: anthonytoth
One of the great, great things about this digital transformation we’re going through is the amazing increase in interactivity. People can be in touch with others who are literally on the other side of the globe, in a number of … Continue reading
This article by James Rainey captures the power of the oral histories collected by StoryCorps, and the special drama and personal poignancy of Beverly Eckert’s story, before 9/11 and after.
Ground Zero. It is the place where nearly three thousand people perished one September morning, and many others were injured, sickened and emotionally scarred. For the loved ones left behind, the place where the Twin Towers of the World Trade … Continue reading
These are very busy times for Beverly Eckert’s sister, Karen Eckert. She continues to lobby US officials and members of Congress to strengthen airline safety. But last night she took the time to give me a quick heads up. She … Continue reading
At best, there was some sense of relief and vindication. But mostly, there was the return of the pain and sadness of loss. Upon learning that Osama bin Laden had been killed, those who lost a loved-one on 9/11 were … Continue reading
I have blogged on No truer hearts about some of Beverly’s thoughts about Osama bin Laden and his 9/11 minions.
Some of the best reporting on Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda and the US struggles against them have appeared on the pages of The New Yorker. Staff writer Lawrence Wright has written articles for the magazine, as well as the essential … Continue reading
I would not presume to know exactly how Beverly Eckert would have reacted to the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed. But I do know she would have wholeheartedly endorsed the sentiments of Barack Obama regarding how America … Continue reading
My normal routine of late has been to retire for the day around 9:30 or 10 p.m. This past evening I tended to my daughter, tired after an Ultimate Frisbee tournament over the weekend, and together we watched some of … Continue reading
I’m getting a kick out of being able to look over the shoulders of famous members of the Twitterati (like Gene Weingarten) to see who they are following. Gene has his serious side, having written a number of amazing in-depth … Continue reading