| Jul 4, 2012
Foodies tend to move like flocks of birds, swarming a chic eatery, and then — swoop — off to the next. One of their newer perches in Los Angeles is in a part of town that hasn't had much of the food spotlight. Post & Beam opened on New Year'...
| 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...
| May 23, 2012
| 12:49 PM
Most memoirs are mush.
Given the tender emotions, fragile reminiscences and flights of fancy that tend to flit and twirl within your average autobiography, the genre is known for its shifting, dreamlike core, not its steely spine.
| May 26, 2012
| 2:03 PM
The Orlando Magic need another miracle now.
Just one more multicolored miracle from Pat Williams, their founding father and resident lucky charm.
He is the mythical Magician who can turn those kaleidoscopic pingpong balls in the NBA Draft lottery into...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Learn about poet Emily Dickinson at the Mattatuck Museum this week. The museum presents a program titled "The Eccentric Poet of Amherst: Reclusive Genius, Emily Dickinson," led by Phil Benevenuto, the former Chair of the English Department at Crosby...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Gina, I meant to ask you about something important last year, but the note got lost on my desk, under the pile of chicken wings and Saturday Evening Posts.
Office Depot conducted a survey of office workers last year, asking about what...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:41 PM
I am heartbroken after three months of grieving over the death of our Abyssinian cat, Atticus.
He woke me up at 6 a.m. daily with a loud meow whether it was time to get up or not. He would look in my eyes as if he knew what I was thinking. He was a...
| May 31, 2012
| 7:42 PM
For every kid with a scraped knee, a skinned elbow, a bumped head and a torn shirt — the inevitable result of being very determined not to learn from one's mistakes — Maurice Sendak was your man.
For every kid who builds forts out of old...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:05 PM
Here comes Maya Stein on her bicycle, gliding below the historic clock tower at Dearborn Station. Stein is a writer and turned 40 in May. She has the lithe figure of someone who routinely takes transcontinental treks on her 10-speed. Yet this is her first...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Jay-Z, Sonic Youth, Guns N' Roses, Ghostface Killah, Slayer, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Britney Spears, The New Pornographers, Mobb Deep, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Prefab Sprout, Pink, The Beatles, Van Halen, Big Star, Bob Dylan,...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 7:47 PM
In a 1974 edition of the journal College English, 70% of university teaching assistants surveyed said they marked "the reason why" as an error on students' papers.
That's a lot of red ink. The phrase "the reason why" is extremely common, especially in...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 1:58 PM
This is National Preservation Week.
Which means that, if you are a librarian, you are probably already setting out the chips and mixing up a big punch bowl of sloe gin fizzes.
Yeah man, this is the week that, according to The Washington Post, we call...