| Sep 9, 2010
Character actor worked with Tim Burton
Glenn Shadix, 58, a character actor best remembered for his portrayal of the portly, pretentious interior designer Otho in director Tim Burton's 1988 ghost comedy "Beetlejuice," died Tuesday at his...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 2:28 PM
By Tom McCarthy
Knopf, $25.95, 320 pages
Virtually every review of Tom McCarthy's new novel "C" you come across will include a rehearsal of the author's avant-garde chops. About how his 2007 novel "Remainder" languished without a publisher for...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 10:37 AM
Sorry, Gertrude Stein, but you got it wrong with "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." The flower has a whole new identity: Out of the glass vase and onto the plate.
Long used in Persian and Indian cooking, rose is a flavor not commonly found in American...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 3:37 PM
What's the conventional wisdom about experimental fiction in America? It began with Gertrude Stein — true — and, as the Irish story writer Frank O'Connor once put it, looks funny on the page — often true — and then basically went...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 7:31 AM
According to an article in the New York Times, Generation Y is extremely sedentary. Census data shows that young people are less likely to move to a different state, less likely to relocate for employment and less likely to take risks, whatever that...
| Aug 6, 2011
Diet Coke. Check.
A copy of "F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Short Autobiography" (Scribner), edited by James L. West III. Check.
If you're on your way to see — or see again — "Midnight in Paris," the latest film...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 8:52 AM
A good anthology is like a dartboard in a crowded bar on a Saturday night. Everybody lines up to take their best shot. Everybody wants the chance to squint, aim and let fly.
The more august and monumental and definitive-seeming the anthology —...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 1:01 PM
If you're looking for the macabre side of Europe, skip the hokey rip-off "torture museums" and visit a cemetery — they're authentic, artsy and oozing with history. In honor of Halloween, here is a list of some of my favorites.
| Oct 11, 2011
| 7:42 AM
Paula McLain, author of bestselling novel "The Paris Wife," will be speaking at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Petoskey's Crooked Tree Arts Center in conjunction with the Michigan Hemingway Society's annual weekend conference.
Tickets for McLain's...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 1:05 AM
The Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris has been held over until Dec. 22 at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Aberdeen. Showings are at 7:30 each night. Admission is $8. The film is rated PG-13 and runs 94 minutes. AP Photo
| May 20, 2011
| 5:00 PM
“Who am I?”
There’s no more introspective self-determining question that a human can ask. It is in many ways the most important. Knowing who you are will go a long way toward determining your life’s path.
People are often...
| May 22, 2011
The Accidental Genius of Weasel High
Egmont: $9.99 paper, ages 12 and up
A 14-year-old's quest to become the next great director is stymied by his inability to get his hands on a camcorder in this graphic novel by the creator of the...