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NEW YORK — Sorry, but I've heard that Brooklyn is over. You can get your hipster mustache waxed; just don't do it in Brooklyn. You wouldn't go to Seattle now, would you? If you wanted to visit the American community of the moment, you would visit,...
It is hard for me to celebrate the news that women will now be permitted to serve in combat roles. I am pleased for the women in the military who will not have their paths to promotion blocked by artificial limits. Women are, in fact, in harm's way in...
"Everything Was Good-bye" by Gurjinder Basran, Pintail Books, 272 pages, $16. Meena, 17, is the youngest of six daughters raised by her widowed mother. The family is from India, but now lives near Vancouver. Her father has been dead for 16 years. ...
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Some people dream of smacking the game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the ninth, or curing cancer, or being elected president, or running into a burning building to rescue babies and/or kittens. And some people dream of sitting down at a desk to...
Channel Guide MagazineHere are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
Jacket CopyMichael Chabon's choice of the independent Open Road Media for e-book editions of Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys includes a frank -- if not comprehensive -- discussion of royalty rates for authors....
Change of SubjectIt was almost exactly 20 years ago that another school in Lake Forest District 67 was hit by a principal-related controversy -- a test-fixing scandal dubbed "The Nighty Nightmare" after the signature farewell of Cherokee School principal Linda Chase to......
Jacket CopyPowerful agent Andrew Wylie's plan to sell the e-book backlist of some of his best-known authors -- among them John Updike, Ralph Ellison and Philip Roth -- has come mostly undone. The e-book venture, Odyssey Editions, is a partnership with......
L.A. Times Tech BlogAmazon tries to lure authors to publish their digital books on Kindle with a promise to pay 70% royalties, minus expenses....
Free, live music at Port Warwick returns May 15 with a concert series that kicks off with 1970s show band Right On and continues with acts as diverse as Latin band Tumbao Salsero, jazz man Jae Sinnett and local blues star Jackie Scott. The Newport...
Barnaby Conrad Jr. dies at 90; bullfighter, artist, saloonkeeper founded Santa Barbara Writers ConferenceWhen Barnaby Conrad was nearly killed in a 1958 bullfight, his celebrity pals were buzzing about it at Sardi's in New York. "Did you hear about poor Barnaby?" Eva Gabor asked Noel Coward in her thick Hungarian accent. "He was terribly gored in Spain."...
The Hartford CourantFor a man who spent many years avoiding interviews as he turned out a body of work that made him one of America's greatest living writers, Philip Roth, who turns 80 on March 19, is talking quite a bit. The writer was interviewed in his 18th century...
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