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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...
Busy Monsters William Giraldi W.W. Norton: $24.95 When a mediocre writer's bride-to-be leaves him to search for a legendary giant squid, he treks across the continent seeking counsel from nefarious creatures on how to win back her affections. (August)...
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The Library of Congress' new exhibition, Books That Shaped America, includes works by many notable American authors, but there is a gaping hole: Edgar Allen Poe. The list include no-brainers: classics from such greats as Herman Melville, Louisa May...
Jacket CopyThe Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
email@example.comTwo months ago, Wilson College’s Class of 2012 gave the school’s president a vase inscribed with Ralph Ellison’s quote “Education is all a matter of building bridges.” Emotion flickers in Barbara Mistick’s eyes when...
The Big PictureMovie stars really do know how to read: Audible is ready for its Hollywood close up...
The Baltimore SunI have been watching the backlash against HBO's groundbreaking comedy "Girls" the last couple of weeks, and much of it looks to be coming from writers and wannabe critics who might just be jealous of Lena Dunham's success. Racism is a complicated and...
Hartford CourantChristopher Shinn's political drama, "Now or Later," will have its U.S. premiere at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company this fall. Michael Wilson, former artistic director of Hartford Stage, will direct the play which runs Oct. 12 to Nov. 10 at the...
The Studio Theatre inWashington, D.C. and the Huntington Theatre in Boston have announced that they both will be staging "The Invisible Man" during the 2012-13 season. Oren Jacoby's new stage adaptation of the Ralph Ellison novel premiered last fall at...
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Ah, it's feeling more and more like Summer every day. And speaking of summer, the Republican and Democratic primaries for Joe Lieberman's soon to be vacant Senate seat are in August. So, first, let's take a look at the Democrats. Chris Murphy, a...
Charles Newell's office is spotless. Unnervingly tidy. Standing in it makes you feel as though you have intruded on a magazine photo shoot about anal-retentive work environments. His desk, which looks out onto 55th Street in Hyde Park, gleams: There's not...
They do not see you. For every African American, it comes as surely as hard times, setback and tears, that moment when you realize somebody is looking right at you and yet, not seeing you - as if you had become cellophane, as if you had become air, as...
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