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  • Remixing Racist History: DJ Spooky revamps American film's most notorious specter in Rebirth of a Nation

    Remixing Racist History: DJ Spooky revamps American film's most notorious specter in Rebirth of a Nation
    DJ Spooky lectures and screens Rebirth of a Nation $15-$20, 7 p.m., May 17. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, (860) 247-0998, marktwainhouse.org   D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation occupies a particularly peculiar role in the history...
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
  • Written on the eyelids

    Written on the eyelids
    By Ed Park Last fall, the Portland, Ore.-based literary journal Tin House published an issue titled "Fantastic Women," a satisfyingly plump gathering of work by what could loosely be called the new breed of fabulists. The fiction displays slipstream-...
  • Two timeless, Depression-era novels from Edward Anderson

    Two timeless, Depression-era novels from Edward Anderson
    Edward Anderson had a strange and sad career. He was born in Texas in 1905 and grew up in Oklahoma, serving his apprenticeship as a journalist on a small paper in Ardmore, Okla. Restless, he worked as a deckhand on a freighter, plied his fists as a...
  • Shifting realities

    By Ed Park Repetition is never a good thing. In "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius," Jorge Luis Borges cites or invents a Gnostic saying. "Copulation and mirrors are abominable," he writes, because both reproduce the visual universe, which is illusory. People...
  • 'Rex' by Jose Manuel Prieto

    'Rex' by Jose Manuel Prieto
    Rex A Novel José Manuel Prieto, translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen Grove: 322 pp., $24 Is José Manuel Prieto swanning after Marcel Proust in his novel "Rex"? After all, his narrator's account of temps perdu is saturated with homage to The...
  • Book review: 'The Museum of Eterna's Novel (The First Good Novel)'

    Book review: 'The Museum of Eterna's Novel (The First Good Novel)'
    The Museum of Eterna's Novel (The First Good Novel) Macedonio Fernández Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Schwartz Open Letter: 238 pp., $14.95 paper "I'm confident that I won't have a single orderly reader." So begins "For the Reader Who Skips...
  • Ilan Stavans' 'The Disappearance' comes to Skirball Cultural Center

    Ilan Stavans' 'The Disappearance' comes to Skirball Cultural Center
    Pine forests must shudder at Ilan Stavans' very name. A scholar, fiction writer, literary critic, lexicographer, graphic novelist, public television host and all-around intellectual go-to guy on matters Judaic and Latino, the Amherst College professor...
  • Theater Beat: 'And Her Hair Went With Her,' 'Blue Night in the Heart of the West,' '1001' and 'I'd Rather Be Right.'

    Theater Beat: 'And Her Hair Went With Her,' 'Blue Night in the Heart of the West,' '1001' and 'I'd Rather Be Right.'
    If you want to catch two wicked talents get into trouble, head for the Fountain Theatre, where Tony winner Tonya Pinkins and "Cold Case" actress Tracie Thoms are tearing it up in "And Her Hair Went With Her," Zina Camblin's vivid if uneven look at African...
  • 'Nomad's Hotel' by Cees Nooteboom

    'Nomad's Hotel' by Cees Nooteboom
    Cees Nooteboom, now 75, is one of the two Dutch writers -- along with his slightly older contemporary, Harry Mulisch -- whose name always turns up on those mysterious annual short lists of Nobel Prize contenders so beloved of European literary...
  • Shades of blue

    Today, Cannick and Perlstein discuss the ideological spectrum within the Democratic Party. Previously, they weighed the causes of the party's apparent national strength, assessed the compatibility of progressive politics and traditional religious values,...
  • Review: 'Synecdoche, New York'

    Review: 'Synecdoche, New York'
    " Synecdoche, New York," screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's wildly ambitious directorial debut, recalls the Jorge Luis Borges story in which the imperial cartographers make a map of the empire so detailed and true-to-life that it takes on the exact dimensions...