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  • Neal Stephenson's 'Seveneves' is moonstruck by nerdiness

    Neal Stephenson's 'Seveneves' is moonstruck by nerdiness
    Neal Stephenson is amazing at beginnings and not so hot at endings, and his new novel, "Seveneves," has a marvelous opening sentence: "The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason." The reigning monarch of geek novelists since his 1992...
  • Florida Travel Tips & Deals

    Florida Travel Tips & Deals
    Check this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: Captiva program The South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island is offering a fourth night free with its Summer is Heating Up… Just Escape package. When booking the...
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and 'The Fellowship' of fantasy writers

     J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and 'The Fellowship' of fantasy writers
    In a pub in Oxford there lived some writers. Not nasty, dirty decadent writers, whose books were filled with intimations of sex and an oozy smell, nor yet dry, bare Modernists with a horror of heroics or fantastical things: These Oxford writers were...
  • Mark Haskell Smith bares all to live nudist life for 'Naked at Lunch'

    Mark Haskell Smith bares all to live nudist life for 'Naked at Lunch'
    Mark Haskell Smith wears clothes to meet a reporter at a Los Feliz café. Smith, the author of "Naked at Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist's Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World" (Grove: 320 pp., $25), doesn't seem particularly amused by this observation....
  • Review: 'The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty' by Vendela Vida

    Review: 'The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty' by Vendela Vida
    Vendela Vida began building a micro-genre all her own with 2003's "And Now You Can Go," a novel about a young woman struggling to make sense of a brutal encounter with a gun-toting stranger. Vida's next two novels, "Let the Northern Lights Erase Your...
  • Review: 'Only the Strong' by Jabari Asim

    Review: 'Only the Strong' by Jabari Asim
    One of the special pleasures of reading African-American fiction is relishing the names of characters. Ralph Ellison, for example, created a couple of the most memorable in "Invisible Man": Dr. Bledsoe, the two-faced president of the protagonist's...
  • True adventures of bold women

    True adventures of bold women
    In my fantasy version of summer, I am sitting on a beach, no schedule or deadlines, a pile of books at my side. There are lovely people for company, a pack of sandwiches and cold lemonade, and there is reading and swimming and more reading. Late in the...
  • 'Fat Girl Walking' author Brittany Gibbons: Women's bible on body image

    'Fat Girl Walking' author Brittany Gibbons: Women's bible on body image
    Three and a half years before Tina Fey stripped down to her shapewear on the "Late Show With David Letterman," author Brittany Gibbons pulled a similarly bold stunt at a Ted talk, hoping to inspire her audience by showing them a swimsuited body they might...
  • NYC mayor to announce expansion of teaching program

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing the expansion of an experimental teaching program. It's called "Progressive Redesign Opportunity Schools for Excellence" — or PROSE. The program consists of a small group of schools that can work...
  • 'Tomorrowland' is a wondrous sci-fi adventure to nowhere

    Disney's "Tomorrowland" is full of spectacular science-fiction visuals and creatively staged action sequences, but don't bother trying to look too far beneath the surface. Director/co-writer Brad Bird ("The Incredibles") and co-writer Damon Lindelof (TV's...
  • Best events this week: Great Scott! 'Back to the Future' and a Funky Buddha party

    Best events this week: Great Scott! 'Back to the Future' and a Funky Buddha party
      Monday In July, the celebrated DeLorean commercial "Back to the Future" will turn 30. But if we're feeling salty about the absence of hoverboards and dehydrated pizza in 2015, we can be placated by the thoughtful programmers at O Cinema Wynwood...