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  • Time for a teacher's conference with Mr. Boone

    Time for a teacher's conference with Mr. Boone
    Learning last year that Bob Boone, one of my former teachers at Highland Park High School (never mind when), was still teaching creative writing to children and adults filled me with the kind of joy you get when you return to your hometown decades later...
  • Where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in L.A. area — no blarney

    Where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in L.A. area — no blarney
    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...
  • Live video chat with Will Self on 'Umbrella' and more, Tue. Jan 15

    Live video chat with Will Self on 'Umbrella' and more, Tue. Jan 15
    Novelist, journalist, sometime bad boy and frequent literary provocateur Will Self is hard to miss in England. He's 6-feet-5, for starters; what's more, he's terrifically prolific, publishing literary works of fiction and nonfiction almost every year. His...
  • China's surprise bestseller: 'Finnegan's Wake' by James Joyce

    China's surprise bestseller: 'Finnegan's Wake' by James Joyce
    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...
  • All of these covers are just like the others

    All of these covers are just like the others
    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,...
  • Video Interview: Will Self on his challenging new novel 'Umbrella'

    Video Interview: Will Self on his challenging new novel  'Umbrella'
    Will Self joined us from the office of his London publisher, Bloomsbury, to talk about his challenging new novel "Umbrella." It was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. Just released in the U.S. by Grove/Atlantic, "Umbrella" is told in stream-of-...
  • Review: Zadie Smith's 'NW' a powerful exploration of lives adrift

     Review: Zadie Smith's 'NW' a powerful exploration of lives adrift
    -------------------- NW A Novel Zadie Smith Penguin: 416 pp., $26.95 -------------------- Zadie Smith's fourth novel, "NW," is a return of sorts to the voices and the northwest London landscape of her 2000 debut, "White Teeth." Like that book, it...
  • “Parade’s End”: HBO miniseries showcases World War I’s effect on British society

     
    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?...
  • Christopher Walken To Speak About His Career In Stratford

    Christopher Walken To Speak About His Career In Stratford
    Oscar-winner Christopher Walken will  talk about his life and career in "A Conversation with Christopher Walken" on Sunday, Feb. 17, at noon at Stratford's Scottish Rite Theatre, (formerly the Stratford Movie Theater), 2422 Main St.. This is the...
  • The man behind the people who know the story behind 'The Shining'

    The man behind the people who know the story behind 'The Shining'
    You know the Calumet Baking Powder cans in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"? You know — the Calumet Baking cans? Lining the pantry of the film's Overlook Hotel? No, no: The baking cans behind all the carnage! Right, those baking cans. What's that,...
  • Alice Ripley Cast In 'Clybourne Park' At Long Wharf Theatre

    Alice Ripley Cast In 'Clybourne Park' At Long Wharf Theatre
    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. The...
  • Ron Rash: Appalachian trailblazer

    Ron Rash: Appalachian trailblazer
    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...