July 16, 2006 Animated film director John Davis is back in theaters this month with The Ant Bully. His cartoon hero, one Lucas Nickle, is a boy cut down to size by a colony of creepy-crawlies. But before Davis made movies he read books. A short list for the younger set.
July 9, 2006 Gabrielle Giffords is having a busy summer. Here on Earth — specifically, in the state of Arizona — the former state senator is a Democrat in a wild six-way congressional primary campaign. Meanwhile, in space, her boyfriend Mark Kelly is piloting the shuttle Discovery.
June 25, 2006 Leo Allen, a New York comic, challenged himself to read 100 books in a year's time. He's polished off 51 so far, and he seems to be gaining momentum. From science fiction to self-help, Allen offers a summer reading list that spans nearly a century of literature.
June 18, 2006 As summer officially arrives this week, it's time to think about books to buy, borrow or check out of the library. Dr. Abraham Verghese, director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, offers a brief reading list.
June 11, 2006 It's a summer tradition at Weekend Edition Sunday: each week, we learn what notable readers are pulling off the shelves. Elizabeth Bird, senior librarian at The New York Public Library's Donnell Library Center, focuses on books for young people.
August 21, 2005 Joey Carson is the CEO of Bunim/Murray Productions. The company makes TV shows such as The Scholar, which focuses on high school students competing for scholarship money. He says his reading list includes a mix of biography, science fiction and real science.
August 14, 2005 Tom Marzolf, president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, keeps two books within easy reach. The Bible is one. Golf Architecture, by course design pioneer Alistair MacKenzie, is another. Marzolf tells Liane Hansen what else he enjoys reading.
July 24, 2005 Fritz Attaway is executive vice president for government relations and Washington general counsel for the Motion Picture Association of America. For our summer reading feature, he talks about picking books for two locales: Washington and Rhode Island.