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  • One in a million

     
    The book "One Million" by New Yorker editor Hendrik Hertzberg is dotty. It's got thousands of dots -- tens of thousands, 5,000 dots per page for 200 pages. For the math-impaired, yes, that's exactly a million. The dots aren't doing......
  • Derek Bermel with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

     
    Nothing quite haunts some of today’s composers like the disturbing story of Béla Bartók’s last five years. In 1940 he fled Nazi-influenced Budapest and moved to New York, where he lived in illness, obscurity and poverty. Young children threw...
  • Nonagenarian wins $100,000 poetry prize [updated]

     
    The substantial $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize will be awarded to Virginia-based poet Eleanor Ross Taylor, who was born in 1920. Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry magazine, cited the strong reserve in Taylor’s poems and praised their "sober and clear-...
  • Literary letters for auction at Sotheby's on Thursday

     
    Dozens of Mark Twain's letters and writings, from his early days in San Francisco until the end of his life, form the centerpiece of an auction taking place Thursday at Sotheby's in New York. An autographed manuscript of his "A......
  • The lure of writers' houses

     
    The website M + E -- run by author Emma Straub and her husband, Michael Fusco -- is selling a new series of four literary posters, each with an illustration of a writer's home (with address). The illustrations by Aislinn......
  • Rap for Grandma

    All that noise and no singing -- that's not music. That's what they said about Glenn Miller! Probably not, but people rioted over Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring." My point here is that I've heard some old-people music, so you should trust me. Try...
  • John Adams tries to find the words

    When John Adams, the celebrated composer who is to his adopted California as Sibelius is to Finland, decided to write a memoir of his life and music, he realized there was virtually no model for his project. "Most composers," he said over lunch at an...
  • She's here to help

    It has been more than two decades since Amy Dickinson left the upstate New York dairy farm where she was born and raised, but for a few minutes a few days ago she might as well have been a little girl again. She was visiting Lincoln Park's Farm in the Zoo...