This is a big, richly detailed biography meant for a great man, but George Packer argues that Holbrooke's defects kept him from true greatness. Although Packer courageously details Holbrooke's demerits, he also engages in near-hero-worship of this strange, accomplished, self-destructive man.
The author hits the sweet spot all speculative/sci-fantasy writers aim for: the marriage of intellectual depth with matching emorional intensity. This new superb collection shows why Chiang's fame has risen steadily, spiked by the success of the film "Arrival," based on one of his short stories.
Archaeological testing will begin in about five weeks on the Columbus Blvd. site of the West Shipyard, a registered Philadelphia landmark. The developer is moving carefully, keeping the public informed of developing plans.
Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird," based on Harper Lee's classic novel, draws lots of schoolchildren to matinees. "You always think, Is there a kid out there who’s going to go into theater?' Daniels says. "Is that kid in this audience?"
Wanting to do a murder mystery, you understand why Bucks County Playhouse found the fiendish, intricate plot of Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott such an exciting prospect. At the same time, it is puzzling their production did not take a deeper interest in its characters.