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Zap2It.comABC is bringing Oprah Winfrey to primetime during May sweeps, scheduling a special that looks back at the daytime TV titan's "Legends Ball" last year. The hour-long special, appropriately titled "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," will feature footage from...
John Updike, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction whose novels and short stories exposed an undercurrent of ambivalence and disappointment in small-town, middle-class America, died Tuesday. He was 76. Updike's death from lung cancer was...
All of It Singing New and Selected Poems By Linda Gregg Graywolf Though these poems -- influenced by the poet's years in Greece -- find Gregg alone in a landscape deserted by a man, she isn't despairing but contemplative, wry, amused. * * A Mercy...
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The Swampby Mark Silva So what is the "favorite book of all time'' for Barack Obama and John McCain? Katie Couric was asking last night. "Well, the Bible is the book that shaped me and moved me the most,'' said Democrat......
A Jury of Her Peers American Women Writers From Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx Elaine Showalter Alfred A. Knopf: 608 pp., $30 The title of this, the "first literary history of American women writers ever written," explains Elaine Showalter, comes...
Emory Elliott, a UC Riverside professor and leading scholar of American literature who was a pivotal figure in the university's intellectual community, has died. He was 66. Elliott, who was found Tuesday at his Riverside home, died of an apparent heart...
Burn This Book PEN Writers Speak Out on the Power of the Word Edited by Toni Morrison HarperStudio: 120 pp., $16.99 If Nobel laureate Toni Morrison edits a collection of famous writers on the subject of censorship and the power of the written word,...
Sun StaffAuthor Walter Mosley's room is dark and mysterious with midnight-blue walls, black velvet drapes and lamps that shine interrogationlike spotlights across the walls. It's a room befitting the popular creator of a series of detective novels. Toni Morrison'...
There are delectable edibles inside the Runcible Spoon café, but visitors must be lured by aroma alone. The display cases are hidden by the picture window. Yes, hidden, because it's covered with handbills. There are various offers for massage therapy,...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday October 16, 1998 To see "Beloved," all two hours and 52 minutes of it, is to understand at once all its confounding contradictions. Visible is both why it took 10 years to reach the screen and why star and driving force Oprah Winfrey would...
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and Dwayne Campbell Staff WritersHere is a look at some of the special collections that will be housed in the new African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. Kitty Oliver Oral Histories collection The Kitty Oliver Oral Histories Collection on Race Change includes manuscripts...
Tribune theater critic"Gagarin Way" at A Red Orchid Theatre; "Permanent Collection" at Northlight Theatre; Big Deal's "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" at Victory Gardens; "I Am My Own Wife" at the Goodman. It's an incomplete list. But it's proof that we have some mighty good...
Tags: Ohio, Sexual Assault, Social Issues, Racism, Children
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