Black Genius

For personal reasons (his), using personal accounts (others’), author profiles black achievers When Dick Russell started researching his new book, “Black Genius,” intended as a celebration of African-American achievements in fields ranging from the arts to science, the prospect of poring over biographies of his subjects and digging out secondhand interviews made it seem, he […]

Underwater epidemic

Fish diseases are rampant. From red tide to white plague, from rapid-wasting disease to Pfiesteria hysteria, the aliens are among us. Peter J.S. Franks A spreading red tide, more than a mile off the coast of La Jolla, California, in April 1995. In our twentieth-century fiction the alien invasion may come directly from outer space […]