| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 9:43 AM
The Capital Grille and The James Joyce Pub have signature cocktails. Why shouldn’t your home?
Every house should have a signature drink — one that reflects your personal style and comes out perfectly every time. With master mixologists rising...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 10:24 AM
John Cage was a leading avant-garde composer for 40 years, but he also made spare watercolors, drawings and prints, plus the occasional painting, especially in the final decades of his life. Infused with the same spirit that characterizes his work as a...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 12:30 PM
A Chicago man was sentenced to life in prison for breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment in 2008 and killing her boyfriend before stabbing her multiple times.
Christopher Jackson, 34, and the woman had broken up a few months before the...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Brother Felix was a cross between Attila the Hun and Saint Francis of Assisi. I was his Achilles' heel. He taught honors English at Mount Saint Michael. By the end of my freshman year I could write the heck out of anything.
Brother insisted I keep a...
| May 15, 2010
"The Summer Cottage:
Retreats of the 1000 Islands"
The relatively unknown Thousand Islands is an archipelago of nearly 1,900 islands in the St. Lawrence River on the U.S.-Canadian border in northern New York and southern Ontario. Ever...
| May 3, 2008
By Darin Strauss
The daunting thing, of course, is the word itself. You hear "genius," you picture Wile E. Coyote, tinkering alone in the sierras, cobbling together the rocket-powered cycle on which he will catch only trouble.
| May 24, 2008
Some of you may recall that famous line from "Ulysses," when Stephen Dedalus, James Joyce's great everyday hero, laments, "History . . . is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake." Not so lovers of historical fiction, those of us who try to dive...
| May 23, 2010
If you have ever wondered how many trees are in Lincoln Park — on one of those days you weren't wondering what to wear or where to go to dinner — Liam Heneghan will tell you.
For more than a year, this professor in DePaul University's...
| Jun 4, 2010
Joseph Strick, an independent filmmaker who brought James Joyce's "Ulysses" to the big screen and won an Academy Award for best documentary short subject for "Interviews with My Lai Veterans," has died. He was 86.
Strick died of congestive heart...