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Following State of the State Address, ranking Republican senator calls Christie a 'failed' governor

TRENTON — A ranking Republican member of the New Jersey senate is calling Gov. Chris Christie a “failed” governor after the incumbent gave a State of the State Address Tuesday that he says pandered to a national audience and promoted his own personal political ambitions. 1,462 more words

Untying tongues: Why right now is a good time to read in translation

When Patrick Modiano won the Nobel Prize earlier this fall, the general response in the English-speaking world was a resounding, “Who?” Most of the novelist’s 20-odd books are unavailable in our widest-spoken official language — some out of print but most simply untranslated. 1,128 more words