| Dec 12, 2013
For centuries, the defining role of the library has been as a repository of books. Now, in the 21st century, the library faces perhaps its most momentous challenge: Americans are moving away increasingly from the printed page to digital screens for...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Tom Everhart was teetering on the edge of despair in his East Village studio.
It was the early 1980s, and his portfolio — courtesy of a fine-art education — contained various permutations of skeletons. Cartoons weren't his thing, but there...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:41 PM
California-born Claire Vaye Watkins has won the Wales-based Dylan Thomas Prize for "Battleborn." The international prize is designed to recognize a young author, is presented every other year and comes with a substantial award -- this year, more than $48,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Donna Tartt: In an interview with the New York Times, the reclusive novelist behind the bestsellers "The Secret History" and "The Little Friend" says she was a lifelong keeper of notebooks, and that she dodges most interviews and panels and readings....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:55 AM
For those going through “Breaking Bad” withdrawal, the Glendale Public Library has a possible antidote: a reading list inspired by the hit AMC show that ended on Sunday.
The list includes “Leaves of Grass,” the Walt Whitman book...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Going through “Breaking Bad” withdrawal? The Glendale Public Library has the antidote: a reading list inspired by the hit AMC show that ended on Sunday.
The list includes “Leaves of Grass,” the Walt Whitman book of poems that...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil to Korean parents, author Samuel Park, who now resides in the United States, enjoys dual citizenship. "I left Brazil at age 14 (for Los Angeles), so my Portuguese is pretty fluent, even though I don't have any Portuguese-speaking...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"A writer is someone on whom nothing is lost." -- Henry James
My good friend Ralph Graves departed this earth recently and I made mention of it. But then I found a divine photograph of the two of us whooping it up, back in 2001, over the days when we...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:30 PM
"NOTHING SUCCEEDS like excess," said Oscar Wilde.
Alas, or luckily, Oscar never saw Baz Luhrmann's latest interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel "The Great Gatsby."
Mr. Luhrmann has done the impossible -- he has rendered "Gatsby" lurid,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Sea level rise is the subject explored in "Shored Up," a film to be screened 7 tonight at Christopher Newport University's Ferguson Center for the Arts. The movie spotlights issues facing coastal communities like those in Hampton Roads.
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Two Chicago private school employees are scheming on a thing that's "Sabotage."
Duane Freeman and Mike Ferbrache didn't expect a remake of the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" video--which was directed by Spike Jonze in 1994--to get much attention beyond...