| 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....
| 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,...
| 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.
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 14, 2012
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — To meet Gilbert Stuart's "George Washington," Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter," Andy Warhol's "Dolly Parton" and hundreds of other artworks less famous and more subtle, first fly to XNA.
That's right, Northwest Arkansas...
| May 5, 2013
NEW YORK CITY — Storybook-themed outings, particularly for young kids, abound in New York. Fans of "Eloise at the Plaza'' by Kay Thompson can book the Plaza Hotel's Eloise Suite, featuring a sparkly padded pink headboard and Eloise's name in neon...
| Sep 5, 2012
Caryn Beth Rosenthal ceremoniously dumped her boyfriend of 10 years on July 5, 2009 — the very same week Maryjane Fahey was dumped by her boyfriend of seven.
On the surface, only one of those scenarios seems like a choice. But as both women will...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When online eyewear purveyor Warby Parker launched its website in February 2010, the goal was simple: to leverage the power of the Web to offer designer-quality eyewear at less than $100 directly to the masses.
Three years later, Warby Parker has sold...