Joseph Zalman Margolis, 97, renowned philosopher and author, died Tuesday June 8 of heart failure in his Philadelphia home. At the time of his death, Mr Margolis was writing an article that would have anchored the final project of his life – bringing together the many strands of his 70-year career in a trilogy of …

Jk rowling today called a Twitter troll who tweeted a death threat against her claiming unsuccessful attempts to undo it following comments she made about transgender issues left critics “only one place to go.” An account titled ‘Sam (Egocom Arc)’ told the author last night: ‘Wish you a nice pipe bomb in the mailbox [sic]’. …

news, latest news It is said that the besieging Demetrius, a warrior king and one of the successors of Alexander the Great, built a port on the southern coast of Cyprus 2,400 years ago to thwart any naval invasion by the Egyptian ruler, Ptolemy I, another heir to Alexander. French archaeologists who first studied the …

July’s collection of stories is all about the wacky, the disturbing, and the plainly bizarre stories. From disturbing but artistic horrors to a quirky contemporary novel, the eerie universes in which these surreal tales take place will entice you with their mysteries and keep you hooked with nightmarish imagery that is sure to bother you …

This week is the feast of religious sacrifice in Turkey. As the name suggests, the lambs will be sacrificed and family celebrations will focus on meat. Although the festive dishes consist of meat and offal, there will always be a place for dessert. No party is ever complete without baklava in Turkey. Baklava is a …

A few expert tips and advice will help snorkelers visit one of the East Coast’s most beautiful underwater destinations. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park located in Key Largo is widely known for its magnificent views and breathtaking underwater wonders. It has magnificent coral reefs and a very diverse marine life. Considering its vibrant underwater …

Summerville writer releases adventure novel Summerville author Don Best publishes the first part of a two-part novel called “Rivers Wild”. The first book is called “The Gravedigger’s Dream”. The second part, “The Third Promise”, will be released later this year. The story, inspired by the author’s personal experience living in the Brazilian rainforest, is told …

I cannot claim credit for this column idea, which belongs to another Rob Curran. The Other Rob Curran is a gifted writer, a relentless investigator, and a man of great integrity – and yet somehow the French authorities mistook him for me. In fact, in the vast demi-monde of French bureaucracy, the Other Rob Curran …

With so many beautiful beaches in Florida, it’s hard to decide where to go. While Key West and Miami Beach are top tourist destinations, many travelers prefer to head to the road or to the somewhat less traveled islands. Just because these destinations aren’t as popular doesn’t mean they’re less fun, because they offer some …

Reservations lists rise as temperatures rise as the Johnson Countians search for that perfect summer reading to take to the pool, lake, on the road on vacation, or just to take some reading time between summer activities. Whatever your needs, the Johnson County Library always has great recommendations for you. Here are some upcoming summer …