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  • 'Death of the Author' finds life in academic theory

    'Death of the Author' finds life in academic theory
    Steven Drukman, a playwright who teaches at New York University, has written what may be his best play — a sparkling academic comedy that spins its tantalizing web from, of all arcane things, the literary theory of Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida...
  • (Book)ing your summer vacation

    (Book)ing your summer vacation
    Summer lends itself to reading and vacations, so why not combine the two into a literary trip? The homes and studies where many great writers toiled over their prose have been preserved. See original manuscripts, often in the author's own handwriting....
  • Libraries to offer Wi-Fi to go in Chicago and New York

    Libraries to offer Wi-Fi to go in Chicago and New York
    Public libraries around the country have long been places where you can go to use the Internet. Indeed, on any given day at any given library, you might find more people using social media, filling out job applications and perusing Web pages on computer...
  • Museum of the Moving Image to Honor HBO's Richard Plepler, Charlie Rose

    HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler and journalist Charlie Rose will be honored at the Museum of the Moving Image's annual black-tie benefit. The June 11 event recognizes top leaders in the media industry. This year's dinner co-chairs are Jeffrey...
  • Remembering the great Maya Angelou

    "ARRIVE at a party in a fringed flapper dress or a hoop skirt, and you're in costume. Come in the style worn by Katharine Hepburn or Barbara Stanwyck in the 1930s -- a dress of woven silk gauze and chiffon that clings to the figure and plunges in the back...
  • Wethersfield's New Library Director Trades City Life For Suburbs

    WETHERSFIELD — New Library Director Brook Berry has traded the bustle of Manhattan for the suburban charm of Wethersfield, and she couldn't be happier. "I'm really, really excited to be here," said Berry, who came to town after nearly 16 years at...
  • Regional Digest: Connecticut Tigers Eliminated

    Tigers Eliminated Despite a four-run rally in the sixth inning, The Connecticut Tigers lost 6-5 to the Tri-City ValleyCats and were eliminated in the best-of-three New York-Penn League semifinals Thursday night in Troy, N.Y. Tri-City is attempting to...
  • Vacations by the book

    Vacations by the book
    Carla Hayden is one of Baltimore's best-known book lovers, one who has spent 21 years at the helm of the city's Enoch Pratt Free Library. When the busy bibliophile takes time off to travel, she appreciates accommodations where books are part of the...
  • Map Thief's Misadventures Chronicled In New Book

    Map Thief's Misadventures Chronicled In New Book
    In his previous incarnation, before breaking bad, E. Forbes Smiley III was more than a buyer and seller of rare maps. He was a self-taught scholar of cartographers and their masterworks. He can still expound, no doubt, on the historical value of maps, how...
  • For 'I Read Everywhere' campaign, images of readers everywhere

    For 'I Read Everywhere' campaign, images of readers everywhere
    If you’re such an obsessive reader that you take books mountain climbing with you, or if you read while walking (a potentially hazardous activity), or if you simply fill as much free time as you can with reading, then the New York Public Library...
  • Will The Penguin Drive A Ford? Fox Signs Automaker to Sponsor 'Gotham'

    Ford Motor is revving its engines over the prospect of hanging out with Catwoman, The Riddler and maybe even The Joker. The automaker has aligned itself with the first season of Fox's freshman drama "Gotham," which depicts the fictional DC Comics...