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  • Humanities have a place, even at Caltech

    Humanities have a place, even at Caltech
    When Christina Kondos receives her bachelor's degree at Caltech's commencement Friday, she will represent a tiny and little-known minority at the prestigious science and engineering campus in Pasadena. Kondos is the only one in her graduating class of...
  • 'James Joyce: A New Biography' by Gordon Bowker: An excerpt

    'James Joyce: A New Biography' by Gordon Bowker: An excerpt
    So you're an admirer of James Joyce's "Ulysses"? Well, thank Trieste for that book. Why? Gordon Bowker's "James Joyce: A New Biography" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 608 pp., $35) shows readers how living in that seaport city in northeastern Italy helped...
  • Review: Kay Larson's inspirational 'Where the Heart Beats'

    Review: Kay Larson's inspirational 'Where the Heart Beats'
    -------------------- Where the Heart Beats John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists Kay Larson Penguin: 477 pp., $29.95 -------------------- In the late 1940s and early 1950s, composer John Cage underwent related crises in his...
  • Legendary Director Asks: Want To Deconstruct A Classic Work Of Art?

    Legendary Director Asks: Want To Deconstruct A Classic Work Of Art?
    I got a fascinating email in my in box this morning, and wanted to spread the word about a project being spearheaded by the legendary director-provocateur Lars von Trier. Anyone in the world can get involved. Trier wants people around the world to...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Following writing's three rules

    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...
  • 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...
  • The mediocrity of Gass' 'Middle C'

    The mediocrity of Gass' 'Middle C'
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale

    'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale
    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...
  • Wordplay and secret missions to Dublin at Strawdog

    Wordplay and secret missions to Dublin at Strawdog
    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...
  • Jamaica Kincaid talks about 'See Now Then'

    Jamaica Kincaid talks about 'See Now Then'
    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...