| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:53 AM
Lately people have been asking me with excitement what apps I've got on my iPhone, and I shrug and change the subject. It's a phone, it plays music, it gives me directions, it lets me e-mail from as many accounts......
| May 24, 2009
José Manuel Prieto, translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen
Grove: 322 pp., $24
Is José Manuel Prieto swanning after Marcel Proust in his novel "Rex"? After all, his narrator's account of temps perdu is saturated with homage to The...
| Oct 28, 2008
| 4:48 AM
Cool, fall weather is settling in, and some of us are finding it difficult to get outdoors. If television turns you off, find something thought-provoking, like a good book, and get comfortable in front of the fire. The Daily Top 10's crack panel of...
| Apr 16, 2008
"Proust Was a Neuroscientist" (Houghton Mifflin, 256 pages, $24) looks at a handful of the many artists who anticipated, by generations, truths about neuroscience, the mind, the brain and the nature of mental phenomena. Jonah Lehrer is in a prime position...
| Sep 30, 2009
| 5:59 PM
Jed Weeks follows the rhythms of the beer calendar. The 24-year-old who lives in Mount Vernon knows that as the seasons change, so do the offerings of craft brewers.
These days brewers are rolling out their Oktoberfest beers, traditionally Marzen lagers,...
| Aug 9, 2009
I am here before you today to testify to the Marcel Proust method of authorship.
(Yuck. Scratch that.)
How about: I am a proponent of the somnambulists' school of narrative.
(That's some awful writing. What does that even mean?...
| Feb 14, 2010
When I was researching my nonfiction book "The Lost Art of Walking," I came across this wonderful comic passage in P.G. Wodehouse's "The Indiscretions of Archie":
Archie picked up the red-covered volume that lay on the table.
"Half a mo', old son. Sorry...