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  • A rich season for playwright Richard Greenberg

    A rich season for playwright Richard Greenberg
    NEW YORK — "I'm too tired to be anxious," said playwright Richard Greenberg, looking worn out with anxiety as he settled into a booth at a Chelsea diner. This neighborhood canteen, dubbed his "office" by the late theatrical agent Helen Merrill, is...
  • Barnaby Conrad Jr. dies at 90; bullfighter, artist, saloonkeeper founded Santa Barbara Writers Conference

    Barnaby Conrad Jr. dies at 90; bullfighter, artist, saloonkeeper founded Santa Barbara Writers Conference
    When Barnaby Conrad was nearly killed in a 1958 bullfight, his celebrity pals were buzzing about it at Sardi's in New York. "Did you hear about poor Barnaby?" Eva Gabor asked Noel Coward in her thick Hungarian accent. "He was terribly gored in Spain."...
  • Ray Bradbury dies at 91; author lifted fantasy to literary heights

    Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles,...
  • Donald Richie dies at 88; interpreted Japan for the West

    Donald Richie, an American expatriate in Japan who became that country's preeminent Western interpreter, explaining its culture — from cinema to Zen to tattoos — in books and essays that illuminated the author's psyche as much as that of his...
  • Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author

    Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author
    Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
  • Warts and all: Real stories of real people can be tough to tell

    Warts and all: Real stories of real people can be tough to tell
    You should brace yourself for the Joe Paterno Story. Hollywood is quiet now, if not so much in deference to the convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky's victims as to the fear of being perceived as premature and insensitive. But you can be sure they're all...
  • The tuxedo takes a bow

    The tuxedo takes a bow
    For holiday parties, today's sophisticated man can take a cue from runways and red carpets by choosing tuxedos for formal occasions or components thereof for more casual events. Fashion designers, obsessed as they are these days with all manner of...
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
  • Pithy posters for writers

     
    Quotes by authors are brought to life in a witty poster series by artist Evan Robertson, currently for sale on Etsy....
  • Around Town: The Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' gets a makeover

     
    The 1968 animated Beatles musical "Yellow Submarine" has just been restored frame by frame and will screening Friday evening and Sunday afternoon at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre. The Beatles introduced the tune "All Together Now" in the...
  • Truman Capote on the Sonny and Cher Show

     
    Novelist Truman Capote, left. plays Lord Nelson in a comedy sketch with Sonny and Cher....
  • What it takes to get writers writing

     
    When it comes to writing, authors can be pretty superstitious....