| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We hope you'll let us indulge our obsession with Modernist literature this morning by pointing out that today is Bloomsday, an annual observance peculiar to devotees of the Irish author James Joyce. For those...
| Aug 3, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Have you experienced anti-Kindle prejudice? New York Times writer Nick Bilton has. On Monday, he went to a Manhattan coffee shop, placed an order, sat down and pulled out his Kindle. As he explains in a blog post at the......
| Aug 6, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Born and raised in Scotland, Robert Louis Stevenson, who would grow up to write "Treasure Island," "Kidnapped" and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," was never very healthy. Driven by a restlessness and desire to find a......
| Dec 23, 2010
NEW YORK — For someone steeped in murder, grift and shady characters, Otto Penzler is remarkably cheerful.
"I'm the happiest person you know. I am an optimist, I'm happy, I love life, I love friends, I love my job," he says in his book-lined...
| Aug 22, 2010
THE BEST WAY TO PARIS
From LAX, nonstop service to Paris is offered on Air France and Air Tahiti Nui. Direct service (stop, no change of plane) is offered on United, and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on American, Delta, Lufthansa,...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:39 AM
with Danny Brown and Despot. Thursday, Sept. 29, Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven, (203) 624-TOAD, toadsplace.com
Toto, I don't think we're at the Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell anymore. No, Das Racist has come quite far from...
| Apr 30, 2011
For years, everyone knew Mayor Richard Daley had an iron grip on the City Council. However, like any savvy dictator, he didn't brag about it. He wasn't overly cocky.
With each unanimous, or near-unanimous, vote, he was demure, as if to say, "What, again?...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 8:25 AM
What are your resolutions for the year ahead? Posing the question both in print and online, here are some highlights we heard from readers.
From Facebook and email:
"Read, read, read...I feel like I used to have (make?) so much more time to read in...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 4:10 PM
Blocks away from Wrigley Field, hidden among the bars lining Clark Street, there is a literary outpost that traffics mostly in used and rare books. That place is Bookworks.
Owned by husband and wife Bob Roschke and Ronda Pilon, Bookworks has been in...
| May 15, 2011
A Jane Austen Education
How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter
The Penguin Press: 258 pp., $25.95
Jane Austen's keen social observations and delightfully witty, sometimes foolish and...
| May 22, 2011
A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman
Complete Short Stories
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 215 pp., $24
Written over a period of 50 years, these stories reveal a great deal about a writer best known for her novels. Organized...
| May 24, 2011
| 12:42 PM
Author Silvia Lehrer explores the food and wine of Long Island's East End, offering portraits of farmers and fishermen and owners of local restaurants and wineries. Winemaker Roman Roth makes wines on a small scale for his own brand, the cleverly named...