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  • In a word: Rebarbative

    Each week, The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar -- another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. Use it in a sentence in a comment on his blog, You Don't Say, and the...
  • Banned in Bel Air

    Banned in Bel Air
    When a book flies off the shelves by the millions within a month of publication and zooms to the top of the New York Times best-seller list, it's safe to assume that whatever its literary merit (or lack thereof), it probably is not a good candidate for...
  • Staff Q&A: If you could read only one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Staff Q&A: If you could read only one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    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...
  • Hans Keilson dies at 101; author fled Nazis, recently drew great acclaim

    Hans Keilson dies at 101; author fled Nazis, recently drew great acclaim
    Hans Keilson was a newly minted physician in the mid-1930s when the persecution began. As a Jew in Hitler's Germany, he was stripped of the right to practice medicine. A writer, he soon lost that identity too: His autobiographical first novel was pulped...
  • Dmitri Nabokov dies at 77; only child of acclaimed novelist Vladimir Nabokov

    Dmitri Nabokov, the only child of acclaimed novelist Vladimir Nabokov who helped protect and translate his father's work while pursuing careers as an opera singer and race car driver, has died. He was 77. The younger Nabokov died Wednesday at a...
  • 'Cleopatra: A Life' by Stacy Schiff

    'Cleopatra: A Life' by Stacy Schiff
    I have endured my share of Cleopatra jokes derived from the 1963 movie starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison. So only a biographer as gifted as Stacy Schiff could come to my rescue. In "Cleopatra: A Life," published last year to...
  • "So Long, See You Tomorrow" by William Maxwell

    "So Long, See You Tomorrow" by William Maxwell
    A boy moves away from his small-town central Illinois home after his father murders a tenant farmer. Years later, an occasional childhood playmate ignores the boy in a high school corridor. Out of that awkward, wordless moment emerged "So Long, See You...
  • Artist Steve Roden blends old photos, recordings on new CD

    Artist Steve Roden blends old photos, recordings on new CD
    The genesis of "... i listen to the wind that obliterates my traces," a new book of vintage photographs with musical accompaniment, came simply, during one of artist Steve Roden's regular visits to the flea market. "This is how it always happens —...
  • Natalie Portman's 'Lolita' clutch

     
    Natalie Portman carried an Olympia Le-Tan purse made of Vldimir Nabakov's notorious novel Lolita to the premiere of Black Swan....
  • Book-purse recommendations for the Golden Globes

     
    Will actresses attending Sunday's Golden Globe Awards follow Natalie Portman's lead and carry book-purses?...
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Did Vladimir Nabokov work an actual baseball headline into his novel 'Pale Fire'?

     
    BASEBALL LEGEND: Vladimir Nabokov worked an actual baseball headline into his acclaimed novel Pale Fire. STATUS: I'm Going With False. Vladimir Nabokov was one of the most acclaimed writers of the 20th Century, both as a novelist (with his most......
  • Billy Collins featured on The Writer’s Almanac

     
    By Joseph Freeman, Orlando Sentinel Narrated by the calming vocal chords of Garrison Keillor, The Writer's Almanac is National Public Radio's daily, five-minute run down of notable moments in literary history. Mostly, we get the birthdays and brief...