| Sep 14, 2011
| 8:18 AM
The Baltimore Book Festival is coming up this weekend, so we asked our staff about their worn and dog-eared favorites.
•••• The King James Bible. Four hundred years later, it’s still the most beautiful thing ever written in...
| May 25, 2007
NOTE: This is a 2007 story from The Baltimore Sun's archives.
Andy Griffith, 81 a week from tomorrow, confides that "when my wife, Cindy, and I go someplace, and I don't want to be recognized, she says, 'Don't talk!'"
Hearing him boom across the phone...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 6:37 AM
PARIS — Paris is a city where possibilities are endless, expectations are high, and no one doubts that magic can happen.
Anyone who saw Woody Allen's recent homage to the City of Lights, "Midnight in Paris," knows what I'm talking about. Allen's...
| Aug 20, 2011
Raul Ruiz, 70, a Chilean-born filmmaker who made more than 100 films in his teeming, international career and worked to put cinema on an artistic par with literature, died Friday at a Paris hospital following complications from a pulmonary infection, said...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 3:39 PM
"Paris Was Ours: Thirty-Two Writers Reflect on the City of Light" Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, $15.95
In the introduction, editor Penelope Rowlands recalls when she and her then-boyfriend first arrived in Paris. It took a while for the then-20-year-...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 1:26 PM
"The Shakespeare Guide to Italy: Retracing the Bard's Unknown Travels"
Even as the film "Anonymous" questions the authenticity of the Bard from Stratford, a fascinating new book retraces Shakespeare's steps in modern-day Italy.
Richard Paul Roe, who...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:34 PM
France's highest literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, was awarded to first-time novelist Alexis Jenni for his book "L'Art Français de la Guerre" (The French Art of War)....
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:38 PM
"Snow White and the Huntsman" star Kristen Stewart, who has long said she loves "East of Eden," wants a new film version of the John Steinbeck classic. KStew made the comments in an interview with Garrett Hedlund, her costar in "On the Road."...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 6:06 PM
"It is always during a passing state of mind that we making lasting resolutions."—Marcel Proust
The onset of the New Year poses, once again, the annual question of making resolutions. Can the possibility of change, no matter how modest, make a...
| May 6, 2012
| 8:15 AM
With Mother’s Day on the horizon, it was an early gift for many of author Anna Quindlen’s fans as she communed with her Chicago peeps in these early days of a national book tour for her newly published memoir, “Lots of Candles, Plenty of...
| May 18, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
| Jan 1, 2012
Open Letter: 324 pp., $15.95 paper
Dubravka Ugresic does not like karaoke. That doesn't stop her from trying it, just as her resistance to celebrity doesn't stop her from putting her head through a cutout on a Hollywood...