| Nov 21, 2008
Ted Turner admits to having "foot-in-the-mouth disease." For a good deal of his adult life, he has made headlines for his controversial remarks, although in recent years, he has cast a lower profile. Now Turner is back, appearing on "60 Minutes" and...
| Nov 30, 2008
|| Fiction || weeks on list ||
|| 1. || A Mercy by Toni Morrison (Knopf: $23.95) A slave girl is sold by her mother in late 1600's America to give her a better life. || 1 ||
|| 2. || Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19....
| Jan 30, 2009
| 3:53 PM
As a starstruck 14-year-old living in Far Rockaway, Long Island, I began an obsession with Elizabeth Taylor. I cut out every picture of her (I still have the file all these years later) from every magazine and newspaper listed in the Readers Guide to...
| Jun 22, 2009
We're 45 minutes up a forbidding Malibu dirt road that climbs 2,200 feet in four miles, and the Wild Man is ahead. Way ahead. Out-of-sight ahead. And my excuses begin:
"I'm a mountain biker, but I've never ridden right after a grueling, two-hour, all-...
| Nov 17, 2009
| 3:25 PM
A New Orleans man is among the 10 people who are being honored as a CNN Hero for 2009.
Derrick Tabb, the founder of Roots of Music, a free year-round music education and academic mentoring program for middle school children in New Orleans, was chosen...
| Jul 12, 2009
Percival Everett doesn't spend a lot of time considering his body of work. Instead, says the 52-year-old author, whose new novel "I Am Not Sidney Poitier" (Graywolf: 272 pp., $16 paper) came out last month, "I think about writing one book at a time. It'...
| Jul 23, 2009
Native American preservationist
Clarence "Curly Bear" Wagner, 64, a Native American historian who pressed for repatriation of ancestral remains to tribes, died of cancer July 16 at a hospital in Browning, Mont., on the Blackfeet Indian...
| Aug 31, 2009
If you must have a shtick, make it a good one. Robert Olen Butler is familiar with this dictum: His collection "Tabloid Dreams" was based on supermarket tabloids; the stories in "Had a Good Time" were drawn from vintage postcards; "Severance" was composed...
| Dec 20, 2009
Before she was the multimillionaire CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, dressing in Chanel suits, mingling with media moguls and dreaming of becoming a U.S. senator, Linda McMahon was broke.
It was 1976. McMahon and her husband, Vincent K. McMahon, had...
| Apr 5, 2009
The Dreamers, Schemers and
Millionaires Who are Saving
Ecco: 368 pp., $25.99
Excepting the facts that the title is absurd and the premise conceptually fractured, this is a fine little book: a collection of starry-...