| Dec 30, 2010
| 9:33 PM
It's been well established that cats own the Internet. Now, apparently, they have set their sights on classic literature, according to our colleagues at The Times' books blog, Jacket Copy. You've heard of literary mash-ups like "Pride and Prejudice and......
| Dec 29, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Coming in 2011: The Meowmorphosis, a literary mashup of Kafka's classic - with kittens!...
| Dec 24, 2010
| 9:33 PM
Five literary treats that will last through 2011: free short stories, a new app, near-extinct words and author interviews form the Paris Review....
| Oct 26, 2010
| 4:32 PM
THEATER REVIEW: "K." â
Â½ Through Nov. 28 by The Hypocrites at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St.; Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes; Tickets: $28 at 773-989-7352 and www.ovationtix.com In 1996, when Greg Allen first produced his distinctive...
| Jun 18, 2010
Things to know about our book club: Our book club began in Glenview during the big snow in 1967 when two mothers, snowed in with young children, decided to organize a neighborhood book club for much-needed intellectual stimulation. We started with six...
| Apr 10, 2011
H.G. Adler, translated from the German by Peter Filkins
Random House: 454 pp., $26
Life is short and art is long, as the saying goes, but the sad fact is that a work of literature may not outlive its human author. Such was the...
| May 19, 2011
| 9:25 PM
The one-act play is alive and well at Orange Coast College. A dozen of them will be unveiled this weekend only at OCC's Drama Lab Studio Theater.
Billed as "original and published one-act plays for mature audiences," the program, which opened Thursday,...
| May 22, 2011
The Golden Era of Romance Comics
Harper Design: $29.99
Forget Spider-Man or the X-Men. Instead, with "Agonizing Love," dip into the adventures of a young lady confronted with the horrible creature known as "Mother's Boy"!...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Can you do a play about an invisible man? About an African-American whom others simply refuse to see? Ralph Ellison, it seems fair to surmise, thought probably not. Not well, anyway. Not something that would do justice to the moment, shortly after the end...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:00 AM
A vast national audience rooted for Precious, the heroine of the film of that name and of Sapphire's novel "Push," as she learned to read with a dedicated teacher's help. Profoundly abused, obese, barely literate and HIV-infected, Precious set about...
| Jan 6, 2008
By Richard Rayner
"Summer up here in the north is beautiful," my Finnish father-in-law once said. "Last year it was on a Thursday." The great Icelandic novelist Halldór Laxness develops this idea in his masterwork, "Independent People": "They stood in...
| Mar 2, 2008
By Richard Rayner
"Ulysses" (Vintage: $17 paper) is the description of a single day, June 16, 1904, a day in the mingled lives of characters walking, talking, dreaming, eating, drinking, mourning and climaxing their way through the hours of an average...