Deborah Wachspress

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THE BIG SEVEN, by Jim Harrison

Featuring murder, treachery, calamity, and revenge.<p><b>The days when you had to choose</b> between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone. The days when you were steadfastly denied cheap thrills and blood and quality mayhem just because you picked up a so-called literary novel? Kaput. We're …

Books

The Fight Over the Most Polarizing Animal in the West

The switchbacks on the old logging road still held two-foot-deep patches of snow in late March, when we set off on four-wheelers to scout for wolf tracks in the Boise National Forest, north of Garden Valley, Idaho. The riding was easy lower down, where the hardpack traced the course of a …

Conservation

Photographing New Yorkers on the Bus

Travis Huggett waits at bus stops and red lights to artfully capture MTA passengers at night.<p>New York City's bus system carries 2.6 million riders on average per weekday. Travis Huggett wants to take their picture.<p>In a project the photographer started last fall called <i>Last Night at the Bus Stop</i>, …

Royals sign 42-year-old Raul Ibanez

MINNEAPOLIS -- Raul Ibanez's first opportunity to be an everyday major league player came with the Kansas City Royals.<p>Returning to the Royals more …

Baseball

Chris Bosh, Miami Heat finalizing 5-year, $118 million contract, according to report

Bosh is finalizing a huge deal to return to the Heat.<p>The Miami Heat are finalizing terms on a five-year, $118 million contract to re-sign free agent big man Chris Bosh, reports Yahoo Sports Adrian Wojnarowski. Bosh was in advanced discussions with the Houston Rockets, but will re-sign in Miami …

Protests mar opening World Cup game

Some 200 protesters had gathered to demonstrate under the banner “<i>Without Rights, There Won’t Be A World Cup</i>,” which had been organized via Facebook.<p>Clashes were also witnessed in Rio de Janiero, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre and Brasilia.<p>Armed riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at …

FIFA World Cup