| Jul 26, 2011
| 7:09 AM
The sprawling complex at 2324 Boston St. has a spotty record.
Canton Arts and Entertainment opened there in fall 2009 and fizzled out just several months later. It's not hard to see why — parking is difficult to find and it's tough to fill up...
| Nov 9, 2008
One sunny day two summers ago, as Yvonne Hardy-Phillips and her husband, Oliver, shopped for groceries at Whole Foods Market in Harbor East, something happened that took the couple and other store patrons by surprise.
From out of the gourmet cheese aisle...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Parade's End airs over three nights on HBO, Feb. 26-28. Parade's End HBO Part 1: Feb. 26, 9pm Part 2: Feb. 26, 10:05pm Part 3: Feb. 27, 9pm Part 4: Feb. 28, 10:05pm Part 5: Feb. 28, 9pm What is it that’s so fascinating about pre-World War I Britain?...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Alice Ripley, who won a Tony Award for her performance of the bi-polar mother in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, "Next to Normal," is cast in the upcoming production of Bruce Norris' "Clybourne Park" at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven.
| Mar 8, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Here's a long awaited novel by one of the godfathers of contemporary American modernism (or "post-modernism," as some critics and scholars call the continuation of the American modernist tradition). William H. Gass, a new-fangled genius, along with John...
| Mar 20, 2013
Ron Rash, one of America's most-admired contemporary Southern writers, is conscious of working in a venerable literary tradition that goes back through O'Connor, Welty and Faulkner.
But he notices modern trends, too, such as the recent emergence of...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Mistakes are the portals of discovery. At least that's what James Joyce, one of Ireland's most famous writers — and a notorious drinker — once said. The phrase rings particularly true on St. Patrick's Day, the saucy Irish holiday that is...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Aleksandar Hemon landed in the United States two decades ago, January 1992. He was 27, a young Bosnian journalist from Sarajevo arriving on a one-month visa, arranged through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department. Just after he...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Just as Irish novelist Flann O'Brien out-Joyced James Joyce with his mind-bending masterwork "At Swim-Two-Birds," Irish playwright Arthur Riordan takes the sort of too-true-to-be-real story that is catnip to Tom Stoppard and proceeds to fold, spindle, and...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 5:22 PM
On the surface of her first new novel in a decade, the vaguely autobiographical, startlingly ambitious "See Now Then," author Jamaica Kincaid seems to tell a simple story about a New England family that is falling apart. Mr. Sweet, a musician and...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Readers in China have been snapping up copies of James Joyce's notoriously difficult novel "Finnegan's Wake," published in Chinese for the first time. Its publisher says that the first print run sold out in five weeks.
The Associated Press reports...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Welcome to the first book meme of 2013: the charred cover.
It happens sometimes -- a cluster of books arrive with covers that bear a resemblance to one another. During the chick-lit era, there were scads of novels with illustrations of high heels,...