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  • Many Hong Kong parents just don't understand student-led protests

    Many Hong Kong parents just don't understand student-led protests
    Every time Kelvin Chan returns home around midnight from the daily pro-democracy rallies here, he finds his father fuming silently in the living room. "He says nothing when I come in," said Chan, 23. "He just gets up and goes to his bedroom." When...
  • Should the National Book Award rethink its longlist?

    Should the National Book Award rethink its longlist?
    I'm not a fan of the National Book Award longlist. Created in 2013 as a way to provoke more buzz around the awards and literature in general, it seems to me, in its second year, to be having the opposite effect. Back in September, when the four...
  • The Nobel goes to whom? We investigate an obscure author

    The news that the Nobel Prize in literature has gone to an obscure author gives me the option of displaying either side of my persona: the pundit or the populist. This year's winner, Patrick Modiano, writes in French and is virtually unknown in America....
  • Who will win the Man Booker Prize?

    The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, which will be awarded today in London, has long been one of the most prestigious and lucrative literary awards in the world. But this year, the world of the Booker got much bigger. This is the first year American authors...
  • A seedy reporter is murdered in 'Deadline,' John Sandford's latest Virgil Flowers mystery

    "Deadline (A Virgil Flowers Novel)" by John Sandford; Putnam Adult (400 pages, $27.95) I have to admit I was intrigued when the Post-Gazette's book review editor handed me a copy of "Deadline" by John Sandford, and said it was perfect for me. Turns...
  • Get cozy with the fiction of fall

    The idle pleasures of summer reading become sweet memories as the mornings grow progressively more chilly and the leaves begin to change colors. With another fall comes the second seasonal wave of new titles from the $27-billion-a-year books industry, the...
  • 'Republic of Imagination' makes a case for literature in U.S. schools

    "The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books" by Azar Nafisi; Viking (338 pages, $28.95) What does Huck Finn have to do with the Iranian revolution? Azar Nafisi makes a strong case for the answer "everything" and also with democracy in...
  • Director Jason Reitman on our 'techno world'

    Jason Reitman would like you to know that in no way is he trying to prove a point with his new film, "Men, Women & Children," which uses a large ensemble cast to train a spotlight on Internet dependencies the way "Crash" did with racism. "I don't have...
  • Kent Memorial Library to close while improvements are made

    Kent Memorial Library is closing temporarily in order to undergo renovations which will help better serve its patrons. Library services will be temporarily relocated to 61 Ffyler Place during construction, which may take up to a year. The town voted...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution" by Walter Isaacson; Simon & Schuster (560 pages, $35) The epic scope of Walter Isaacson's task in...
  • National Book Awards 2014 shortlists announced

    The National Book Foundation announced the shortlists for the 2014 National Book Awards on Wednesday. There are five finalists each in four categories: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young adult literature. The complete list is below. The awards will...