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  • New works by poets Jennifer Moxley, Judy Halebsky, Saeed Jones

    New works by poets Jennifer Moxley, Judy Halebsky, Saeed Jones
    Jennifer Moxley's earnest and introspective new poems feel almost like personal essays: They take up questions that vex her in daily life, then try to explain why they won't go away. Why do "life and death insights / in the classroom / vanish / when pedaling home / with thoughts of food"? Why does Moxley, or other childless adults, find that "the longing for something to protect / ties us up with useless sorrow"? Why does the poet — who teaches at the University of Maine, an hour from the Atlantic — experience "uncanny sadness" on returning to San Diego, where she grew up?
  • 'American Grotesque' resurrects William Mortensen's photos

    It's hard to imagine two 20th century American photographers more diametrically opposed than the macabre visionary William Mortensen and Ansel Adams, poster boy for so-called straight photography. Google Ansel Adams and you get a Sierra Club Calendar-...

    Ali Smith has double vision in 'How to Be Both'

    Ali Smith has double vision in  'How to Be Both'
    Ali Smith's sixth novel, "How to Be Both," is a book of doubles, featuring twin narratives paired back to back and published in separate editions. In one, the first part evokes the 15th century Italian painter Francesco del Cossa and the second the...

    ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer includes X-wings, Falcon, more

     
    The debut trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is out, offering fans a glimpse of the first new live-action […]

    North Korea's 'princess' moves closer to center of power

    In her slim-fitting trouser suits and black-heeled shoes, Kim Yo Jong cuts a contrasting figure to her pudgy older brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. On Thursday, state media said the younger Kim, 27, had taken a senior position in the ruling...