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  • 'Death of the Author' finds life in academic theory

    'Death of the Author' finds life in academic theory
    Steven Drukman, a playwright who teaches at New York University, has written what may be his best play — a sparkling academic comedy that spins its tantalizing web from, of all arcane things, the literary theory of Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida...
  • Nate Berkus hitched in N.Y. Public Library's first same-sex wedding

    Nate Berkus hitched in N.Y. Public Library's first same-sex wedding
    Nate Berkus has built a dream wedding of his own: The designer wed fiance Jeremiah Brent on Saturday in New York City. The "American Dream Builders" host, interior designer and author wed Brent, also a designer and TV personality, at the New York Public...
  • (Book)ing your summer vacation

    (Book)ing your summer vacation
    Summer lends itself to reading and vacations, so why not combine the two into a literary trip? The homes and studies where many great writers toiled over their prose have been preserved. See original manuscripts, often in the author's own handwriting....
  • Author Will Haygood Offers Behind-Scenes Look Of 'Butler'

    Author Will Haygood Offers Behind-Scenes Look Of 'Butler'
    When Washington Post writer Wil Haygood met the late Eugene Allen in 2008, his intent was to write a feature story tied to the country's election of its first black president, then-senator Barack Obama. The result was his feature story "A Butler Well...
  • Zola's Bookish recommendation engine goes to work for libraries

    Zola's Bookish recommendation engine goes to work for libraries
    Let's start with the idea of a recommendation engine. It's an informal term to describe the complex algorithms that parse masses of data to make suggestions of the "if you like that, you'll like this" variety. Online services crave good recommendation...
  • Check It Out: A salute to Armenian heritage

    California is home to one of the largest Armenian populations in the world, from the fertile farmlands of the Central Valley to Southern California. The Armenian Genocide and subsequent diaspora affect the community's sense of identity and perseverance to...
  • Jack Spade goes back to the bag to move apparel forward

    Jack Spade goes back to the bag to move apparel forward
    NEW YORK -- Jack Spade made its first New York Fashion Week presentation Wednesday in the Edna Barnes Salomon Room at the New York Public Library. The inspiration: “We titled this collection ‘The Art of Subtraction,’” said the...
  • The 'Tastemaker' paints Carl Van Vechten as cultural impressario of his time

    The 'Tastemaker' paints Carl Van Vechten as cultural impressario of his time
    Although he would hardly cause a blip on cultural radar screens today, Carl Van Vechten was, at various stages of his long and storied life, a journalist, provocateur, novelist, nightlife denizen, music and theater critic, confidant to Gertrude Stein,...
  • The fateful vision of 'Network,' nearly 40 years later

    The fateful vision of 'Network,' nearly 40 years later
    "I want you to go to the window, open it, stick your head out and yell, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore." So said Howard Beale in "Network." When the movie opened in fall 1976, critics and audiences — not to mention...
  • Touring the world's most beautiful libraries

    Touring the world's most beautiful libraries
    The best libraries were created not just as repositories of books but as big, open public spaces that celebrate the connections even the most humble citizens have to civilization and literary culture. But we don't often think of a library itself as a...
  • Warby Parker broadens its focus to include physical stores

    Warby Parker broadens its focus to include physical stores
    When online eyewear purveyor Warby Parker launched its website in February 2010, the goal was simple: to leverage the power of the Web to offer designer-quality eyewear at less than $100 directly to the masses. Three years later, Warby Parker has sold...
  • Working for 'Peanuts'

    Working for 'Peanuts'
    Tom Everhart was teetering on the edge of despair in his East Village studio. It was the early 1980s, and his portfolio — courtesy of a fine-art education — contained various permutations of skeletons. Cartoons weren't his thing, but there...