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  • "A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis" by Matt De La Pena

    "A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis" by Matt De La Pena
    "A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis" By Matt De La Pena, illustrated by Kadir Nelson Dial, $17.99, ages 6-9 This picture book biography connects the history of the young Joe Louis with the political history of the 1930s, beginning with...
  • Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson discusses the late, iconic Apple leader

    Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson discusses the late, iconic Apple leader
    Few nonfiction writers think bigger than Walter Isaacson, who has taken on subjects like Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. But when Apple founder Steve Jobs invited him in 2004 to write a complete and frank biography, Isaacson held...
  • Bay Theatre brings Emily Dickinson to life in season finale

    In her end-of-season program note, Bay Theatre Company co-founder and artistic director Janet Luby refers to "the astonishing success of Bay Theatre's 2011-2012 season," and promised that this season's final production would do justice to the preceding...
  • Walter Isaacson, 'Steve Jobs' biography author, to speak in Baltimore this Saturday -- and I'm introducing him!

    I'm getting psyched to meet and introduce Walter Isaacson, author of the bestselling Steve Jobs biography, at the CityLit Festival in Baltimore this Saturday! Are you going? It's an all day affair for book lovers. Or, if you want to just see Walter, come...
  • Bookmark: Take a chance on these moguls' biographies

    How'd they do it? That is often thought to be the primary motivation behind our fascination with the life stories of business behemoths: a curiosity about the means — both noble and scurrilous — by which mammoth fortunes are made. "Steve...
  • Hugh Jackman's Not the First Musical Houdini

    Hugh Jackman's Not the First Musical Houdini
      Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman will return to Broadway during the 2013-14 season to star in an original musical "Houdini," Broadway.com announced today.                   Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked," "The Magic Show") will compose the score and and book...
  • Mencken found his match in biographer Charles Fecher

    The legendary publisher Alfred A. Knopf was a man who valued excellence. For years he searched for someone to write a biography of his friend Henry Louis Mencken. In his opinion, no biography up to then, including that of William Manchester, was right....
  • Robert E. Conot dies at 82; journalist wrote exhaustive study of the Watts riots

    Robert E. Conot dies at 82; journalist wrote exhaustive study of the Watts riots
    To organize his research on the Watts riots, journalist Robert E. Conot sketched out the hour-by-hour progress of events in 1965 on a 25-foot-long stretch of paper, then dressed the diagram in the exhaustive detail for which he became known. The timeline...
  • Ken Russell dies at 84; director of 'Tommy,' 'Lisztomania'

    Ken Russell dies at 84; director of 'Tommy,' 'Lisztomania'
    Ken Russell, the often controversial British director known for his flamboyant visual style in films such as "The Devils," "Altered States" and the Who's rock opera "Tommy," has died. He was 84. Russell, who lived in Lymington in southern England, died...
  • Nonfiction

    Nonfiction
    The Age of Movies The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael Edited by Sanford Schwartz Library of America, $40 Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best. Alice James A...
  • Sweeping look at troubled artist

    Sweeping look at troubled artist
    Vincent Van Gogh is an extraordinary artist about whom everything seems to be known. His brilliant work and tragic life, combined with a paper trail of letters to his art-dealer brother, Theo, have made him an irresistible subject for art historians,...