Story | Feb 25, 2011 | 11:42 AM
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Story | Jan 2, 2011Bruce Chatwin, the brilliant English writer and stylish nomad, died from AIDS in late 1989. His memorial service, held in a Greek Orthodox Cathedral in London on the day that Ayatollah Khomeini handed a death sentence to Chatwin's friend Salman Rushdie, was a legendary event, mobbed by fans, celebrities and hundreds of journalists. Chatwin was by then a cult — admired as much for his self-mythologizing persona and the values of independent scholarship and lonely questing that he seemed to represent as for his clipped, lapidary prose. With Chatwin, everything had to be the best: the writing, the conversation, the trip, the clothes, the Mont Blanc pens, the Aspreys ink, the notebooks that were only available from certain little Paris papeterie.
Story | Apr 1, 2012
A year in crime fiction, curated by Mysterious Bookshop maestro Otto Penzler
Story | Apr 13, 2012
Television is marking the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster with major new programs. But the oldies still hold powerful appeal. Many Baby Boomers fondly remember the 1966 premiere of “The Time Tunnel” on ABC. That episode put two...
Story | May 11, 2009