Paul Theroux is a travel writer and novelist whose best known work, The Great Railway Bazaar, is a travelogue about a train trip from Britain through Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and then back across Russia to his point of origin. In Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, he retraced that trip. He is also the author of A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta, The Lower River, The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road, and many other books, including The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari, out this month.
Paul Theroux looks at his hometown after the marathon bombing and finds the mood of the city... MORE
One of the great globe-trotting authors of our time on the books that help us understand the land... MORE
The whole Sandra Fluke business shows our smugness and hypocrisy, write Paul Theroux. MORE
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Obama's grandmother was a hard worker who loved family, modesty—and Hawaiian 'ohana. MORE
Governor Linda Lingle is not only campaigning against Barack Obama—she's insinuating he's not even... MORE