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  • Book review: 'The Art of Fielding' by Chad Harbach

    Book review: 'The Art of Fielding' by Chad Harbach
    The Art of Fielding A Novel Chad Harbach Little, Brown: 528 pp., $25.99 In terms of conjuring a shorthand for a certain American innocence, there are few delivery systems quite so direct as baseball. Touched on by a library's worth of authors...
  • Low-rent Chicago lawyers get in over their heads

    Low-rent Chicago lawyers get in over their heads
    Do we need any more evidence than the last 20 years' worth of best-seller lists of the huge human longing — specifically, the huge American human longing — for entertaining and sustained fictional narrative? In other words, for popular novels?...
  • How 'Moby-Dick' helped Matt Kish reignite his passion for illustration

    How 'Moby-Dick' helped Matt Kish reignite his passion for illustration
    A couple of years ago, about the time Matt Kish turned 40, he decided his hobby was becoming laborious and unrewarding. By day he drove from his home in Columbus, Ohio, to Dayton, where he worked in a library, his title, "audio-video materials selection...
  • Spirit of Norman Rockwell pervades Stockbridge in Massachusetts' Berkshires

    Spirit of Norman Rockwell pervades Stockbridge in Massachusetts' Berkshires
    STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The best thing about Stockbridge is the Norman Rockwell Museum. And the best thing about the Norman Rockwell Museum is its focus on American illustrators. This month, the museum showcased art from animators who created the film...
  • The Siren's Call: A horn of plenty's worth of holiday reading

    The Siren's Call: A horn of plenty's worth of holiday reading
    One Thanksgiving lesson most school kids probably don't receive has to do with the horn of plenty adorning festive paintings. For me it always seemed like a weird choice for carrying harvested food — what about a simple, flat-bottomed basket? But...
  • Word power

    Word power
    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...
  • Bookmark: Farewell to the wild one

    For every kid with a scraped knee, a skinned elbow, a bumped head and a torn shirt — the inevitable result of being very determined not to learn from one's mistakes — Maurice Sendak was your man. For every kid who builds forts out of old...
  • Feedback: What's on your bedside table?

    Feedback: What's on your bedside table?
    "The Pale King" by David Foster Wallace. It's not always an easy read, but it's funny. It's fascinating to think about how hard it must've been to write and sad to know it's his last. — Ellen Brady, Aurora I have succumbed to the hype and read...
  • Library of Congress disses Edgar Allen Poe

    Library of Congress disses Edgar Allen Poe
    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...
  • Bookstore of the week: Borders in Pasadena

     
    Bookstore of the week: Borders in Pasadena....
  • Kennedy Center's boss says the arts are in trouble, blames lack of excellence and daring on timid administrators and funders

     
    Kennedy Center boss Michael Kaiser bemoans lack of excellence in the arts and says timid arts managers are to blame...