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  • Battle of the New York literary balls

     
    This week, the Paris Review announced that it will hold its annual spring gala, the Revel, on April 13. Philip Roth -- whose first story was published in the magazine in 1958 -- will be presented with its Hadada Award.......
  • 'Lost' reading list: the show's creators discuss literary influences, from Stephen King to Flannery O'Connor

     
    Ever since Sawyer was shown reading “Watership Down” in Season One of “Lost,” an abundance of carefully placed works of literature have been featured on the show (in gym bags, on book shelves, in episode titles), spawning “Lo...
  • Amazon content coup? E-tailer gets exclusive Roth, Mailer, Nabokov and Updike backlist

     
    Amazon.com now has exclusive rights to sell the e-book versions of some of the best-known titles from top literary authors Philip Roth, Norman Mailer, Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike and more. In an announcement late Wednesday -- shortly after midnight...
  • October is for literary festivals

     
    If you're a jetsetter with a comfortable fortune and lots of free time -- and a love for books -- you're going to have a hard time choosing from the literary festivals taking place in October. There is no way......
  • The case for mistrusting Muslims

    ARRIVING IN BRITAIN by air the day after two men crashed a gasoline-laden Jeep Cherokee into the main terminal at Glasgow's international airport, and a couple of days after two car bombs were discovered in the heart of London, I was surprised by how calm...
  • Sir Salman's plight

    SALMAN RUSHDIE, with a little help from her majesty, has again clarified the battle lines on which we stand. Britain is honoring him for what he has written, and as a result, he is again being threatened with death. An Iranian organization has...
  • Honor freedom with a beer can, chicken

    Honor freedom with a beer can, chicken
    Nothing quite says 4th of July -- and American independence from unreasonable taxation and those intrusive federal regulations -- like a chicken with a beer can stuck up its behind, roasting silently over wood charcoal. Nothing. Cynics may call it a...
  • Rallying For The Rapist: Hollywood Celebs Defend Polanski

    Rallying For The Rapist: Hollywood Celebs Defend Polanski
    It was surely only a matter of time. The noisy partisan divide that seems to infect everything in America today -- from what health care plan you want to what car you drive -- has surfaced again. As soon as commentators started weighing in on Roman...
  • Marty Markowitz Talks About Free Concerts, Book Festival In Brooklyn

    Marty Markowitz Talks About Free Concerts, Book Festival In Brooklyn
    Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz came by to talk about 32nd annual the Seaside Summer Concert Series at Asser Levy/Seaside Park, the 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field in Crown Heights/Central Brooklyn and the...
  • She has a full plate

    As Padma Lakshmi enters Craft, the Century City outpost of Tom Colicchio's Manhattan-based restaurant, the waitstaff momentarily stop prepping for dinner service to stare. Her long black hair is in a ponytail and she's wearing an oversized navy blue...
  • Iran loses faith in clerics

    The mob shouted for his blood. They called him a traitor; they yelled, "Death to Montazeri." The target of their wrath? The Grand Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri. Once, he was heir apparent to the ruler of the country, an Iranian equivalent to Thomas...
  • From the archives: Rushdie Issues Apology

    LONDON -- Author Salman Rushdie, whose controversial novel, "The Satanic Verses," inspired outraged Iranian Muslims to put a $6-million price on his head, apologized Saturday for the "distress" his work has meant "to sincere followers of Islam." But after...