For Erik Larson, the Lusitania’s passengers are as alive as ever

In his new book, “Dead Wake,” the author tells the story of the fateful torpedoing that led to the U.S. entering World War I.

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Poet Sjohnna McCray receives Walt Whitman Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Sjohnna McCray, a prize-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous journals, has won the Walt Whitman Award for best first book. McCray's honor was announced Monday by the Academy of American Poets. McCray will receive $5,000 and a six-week residency at an artists' foundation in Umbria, Italy. The manuscript for...