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  • Is My Bio A Commie Plot?

     I recently received a flattering note from a discerning Manchester reader, explaining that "you are one of the few reasons we keep buying the Commie Courant."     By "Commie Courant," I'm sure he didn't really mean that The Courant was part of the...
  • 'Paterno' brings no clarity

    'Paterno' brings no clarity
    Joe Posnanski moved to State College, Pa., to write a much different book from the one he ended up writing. Posnanski, a former Kansas City Star sports columnist, imagined his biography of Penn State University's heralded head football coach Joe...
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  • D.T. Max takes on the life of David Foster Wallace

     D.T. Max takes on the life of David Foster Wallace
    D.T. Max knew what he was getting into when he decided to write a biography of David Foster Wallace. In March 2009, he published a long piece in the New Yorker about Wallace's suicide and the author's inability to finish "The Pale King," the novel left...
  • Review: In 'The Brontës,' Juliet Barker plays detective

    -------------------- The Brontës Wild Genius on the Moors — The Story of a Literary Family Juliet Barker Pegasus: 1,200 pp., $39.95 -------------------- Just about everything you thought you knew about the Brontës is wrong. That's the...
  • Burb's Eye View: The library books an army of presidents

    Any day now, Richard Nixon and Herbert Hoover will arrive at David Peterson's doorstep. At his Burbank home they'll join the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and Thomas Jefferson — most of the presidents, really, in a collection of figurines...
  • New biography of legendary railroader John Work Garrett

    The optimistic incorporators and builders of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation's first common carrier railroad, which was founded in Baltimore in 1827 and began building westward the next year, envisioned it would take 10 years and $10 million...
  • Taking note of music books

    Taking note of music books
    If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, as Elvis Costello and others have sneered, then what does that make reading about music? Well, fun, for starters. Although Bowker Market Research reports that music books have steadily comprised...
  • Kill your idols

    Kill your idols
    Jesse Jarnow has a favorite rock band. Its name is Yo La Tengo. Jarnow has seen the Hoboken, N.J., trio perform 70 or 80 times and, as if it needs to be said, owns all its records — more than 20 — often in both digital and vinyl form. It's a...
  • Tupac Shakur stage production to open in Chicago in January

    Tupac Shakur stage production to open in Chicago in January
    A new biographical stage production about the late rapper Tupac Shakur is expected to premiere in January at the Black Ensemble Theater in Chicago. The show, written by Lyle Miller, is titled "Amaru (The History of Tupac Amaru Shakur)." A spokeswoman for...
  • It's summertime and the reading's easy

    It's summertime and the reading's easy
    As life seems to slow to a snail’s pace during summer’s languorous days, it’s the perfect time to indulge in reading. Thrillers and spooky tales provide a particular chill on a torpid evening. Light and breezy reads are the perfect...