Some bibliophiles hail Nicholson Baker as defender of a library under siege. His critics call him an antediluvian nutbag.
Funding for the New Main Library has activists wondering about the private sector's role in the public institution
Sixteen years ago, Randy Shaw started a housing clinic with $50 and a good idea: educating tenants. Now he's got more than $900,000 a year to spend -- and clout to match.