Burrows reflects on career in book

NEW YORK — James Burrows loves sitcoms, and he should. The 81-year-old has directed more than 1,000 episodes of TV sitcoms, including fan favorites such as ‘Friends’, ‘Cheers’ and Will & Grace. He also directed the pilot episodes of “Frasier,” “Two and a Half Men,” “The Big Bang Theory” and more, setting the tone for … Read more

‘Most traveled man in America’ kicks off book tour in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – One man, 50 states and 20 times each. Daniel Seddiqui calls himself “the most traveled man in America” and on July 4th weekend, he launches his book tour for Piecing Together America. It is an exploration of craftsmanship and creativity. Facing a recession and job rejections, Seddiqui began her traveling journey … Read more

Sunday Reading: Writers at Work

With The New Yorker Annual fiction issue hitting newsstands this week, not to mention smart phones and computer screens, we’ll whet your appetite with extraordinary portraits of literary artists at work. More archives Sign up for Classics, a bi-weekly newsletter featuring notable pieces from the past. In 2014, Ian Parker published “Inheritance”, a profile of … Read more

Samuel G. Freedman: Stop banning critical books in Wisconsin, elsewhere | Column

Samuel G. Freedman On a recent outing, my wife and I attended a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit called “Righting a Wrong”. In the modest confines of a single room at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, the exhibit chronicled an epic tragedy: the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants as suspected traitors … Read more

Review: Book on animal senses illuminates even nonhuman senses | Book reviews

Six years ago, Ed Yong stunned and delighted readers and critics alike with his dazzling debut, “I Contain Multitudes,” revealing, in vivid detail, the unseen and indispensable world of the microbiome. My review for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis proclaimed that he “belongs to the highest level of science journalists at work today.” Those words … Read more

Humza Arshad on viral YouTube fame, diversity and children’s books

From amassing hundreds of millions of YouTube views, to being a bestselling author, to even being awarded an MBE by the Queen, Humza Arshad is truly a force to be reckoned with. The South London native first found viral fame with his YouTube comedy series called ‘Diary of a Badman’, which follows the hilarious ups … Read more