| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Junot Diaz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, as well as the short story collections Drown and, most recently, This Is How You Lose Her —- a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He's a...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 6:14 AM
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Back Bay, 774 pages, $20
Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel follows 13-year-old Theo Decker, who survives an explosion that kills his mother. Taken in by the wealthy family of a friend, Theo feels out of place and...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Joanne Carson is perfectly content to give Truman Capote credit for writing the most beautiful moment of her never-finished memoir, a passage about falling in love with the man who would become king of late-night television.
Here's what she wrote: "I...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:01 PM
— Fear of Ebola has been climbing steadily in the United States since Tuesday's announcement that a Liberian traveler in Dallas, Thomas Eric Duncan, was diagnosed with the disease after having been in Texas for eight days.
A month ago, a Harvard...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Less than a week after the publication of Marja Mills' memoir, “The Mockingbird Next Door,” her story of befriending the famously reclusive 88-year-old author Harper Lee, the book remains embroiled in controversy.
On July 14, the day...
| Jul 29, 2014
Soon after Toni Dewey became the first female corporate vice president of Motorola in the mid-1970s, she and other executives received a memo from the boss that began with the word "Gentlemen."
According to longtime friend and two-time Pulitzer Prize-...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 7:31 PM
Whether you're a scholar or a truck driver, Donald Miller has a history book for you.
"I want you to be able to enjoy it," Miller said, "no matter who you are."
That's why a Miller book contains the evidence of mountains of research in hundreds of pages...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Don’t look now, but a positive trend seems to be developing: A bumper crop of talented American playwrights more interested in artistic expression than commercial validation is being recognized with the most prestigious awards and lucrative...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Sometime soon, should you find yourself backstage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, wandering its administrative offices, be sure to look for the pencil drawing of David Bowie as a banana. It is not an official curated piece of museum art; rather, it...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:15 PM
A coalition of booksellers and others involved in publishing and distributing images is suing the state of Arizona to overturn a law designed to protect people from the unwanted display of nude photos.
The law, which took effect on July 24, is known...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 1:13 PM
We must pay attention to the mistakes of history, some wise person once said, so we can do a better job of making them in the future. That's how I feel during the current Ebola crisis when I see how well we Americans seem to be repeating the mistakes of...