| Oct 21, 2011
| 8:33 PM
Some things are made to order when it comes to themes of near-universal interest: love, romance, coming of age. And yes, hard times for hope when adult life gets under way during recessionary economic times.
How rich the experience, then, for those who...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 11:46 AM
| Nov 8, 2011
| 12:55 PM
"The Marriage Plot" by Jeffrey Eugenides, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 406 pages, $28.
Jeffrey Eugenides won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for his novel "Middlesex."
In "The Marriage Plot," Madeleine Hanna, an English literature major at Brown University, is...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 12:08 PM
Our group is made up of men and women in their 50s to 80s who live in the Village Green Condominiums of Lincolnshire. Our monthly meetings last about 90 minutes, and six to 13 members attend.
Our readers include business people, homemakers and retirees...
| Dec 4, 2011
When it comes to memoirs, audio books (in CD format) — especially those by celebrities — should be read by their authors. The words just don't sound the same when they're not reading, although there are exceptions to every rule....
| Dec 4, 2011
Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95
A crisis of faith prompts a man to begin a journey of self-discovery from Africa to Asia.
The Angel Esmeralda
The first collection of short stories from a...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 10:00 PM
It's tempting, looking at the fall's books, to think of this as a political season. Dick Cheney got it started with "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir," and in November we'll see a different (and perhaps conflicting?) take when Condoleezza...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 12:26 PM
It's tempting, looking at the fall's books, to think of this as a political season. Dick Cheney got it started with "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir," and Joe McGinnis pitched in with "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin." (That...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 1:19 PM
The trouble with love triangles is, somebody almost always has to lose. This is a defect in real life, so why shouldn't it be a problem in fiction too? The endings of Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" and James L. Brooks' "Broadcast News" each got...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:07 PM
Kids these days.
What with their ukuleles and their homespun ballads about the sci-fi series "Dr. Who," and their addictive EPs and ability to get famous authors to pay attention to their ukulele music about minor plot twists on "Dr. Who." I mean, am...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 10:43 AM
I've been looking back over the previous year of Trib Nation events -- our multimedia department put together this short video -- and it's been fun to relive some of those moments with you.
John Kass cooks a pig and talks about politics. Our national/...
| May 20, 2011
| 1:58 PM
"Work, as you will see, is imagined broadly in these stories - as labor, as chores, as business, as duty, as habit, as memory, as art, and as priestly avocation," writes Richard Ford in his introduction to this wonderful anthology of stories about work,...