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  • Getting to the long and short of Lydia Davis in 'Can't and Won't'

    "A fire does not need to be called warm or red," Lydia Davis writes late in her sixth collection of short stories, "Can't and Won't." "Remove many more adjectives." Such a line can be read as both an observation and an artist statement, a writer's call to...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Tunxis Professor Receives Board Of Regents Teaching Award

    Tunxis Community College Professor Terry Cassidy, Ed.D., is a recipient of the Connecticut Board of Regents Teaching Awards for 2014. Awards are granted to nominees who have distinguished themselves as outstanding faculty through exceptional teaching...
  • Naomi Hirahara on her new mystery series ... and the new L.A.

    Naomi Hirahara’s seventh novel, “Murder on Bamboo Lane” (Berkley: 304 pp, $7.99 paper), is something of a departure: the kick-off of a mystery series featuring rookie bicycle cop Ellie Rush. For the last decade, Hirahara has written...
  • Quo Vadis? An apt query for frustrated Lakers fans

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The title of the historical novel "Quo Vadis" is an apt question for frustrated Los Angeles Lakers fans to ask of players and coaches after the team's nightmare 2013-14 NBA campaign came to an end. Written by Pole Henryk...
  • Review: 'The Galapagos Affair' unveils a wild time on the islands

    Review: 'The Galapagos Affair' unveils a wild time on the islands
    Start with a sex-mad baroness and her frisky ménage à trois. Add in a stern German philosopher who fancied himself the next Friedrich Nietzsche, his mistress and a married couple who wanted a wholesome Swiss Family Robinson experience for their son. Throw...
  • Lionsgate shakes up movie marketing operations

    In a shakeup of Lionsgate's film marketing operations, Nancy Kirkpatrick, the head of the studio's Summit Entertainment unit, will resign at the end of April. In her place, Tim Palen, Lionsgate's chief marketing officer, will assume control of Summit'...
  • FACTBOX-The life of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    BOGOTA, April 17 (Reuters) - Colombian author and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who crafted enchanting stories that blurred the line between magic and reality, died on Thursday at the age of 87. * Garcia Marquez was born in 1927 in...
  • BBC America's �Real History� is Science Fiction 101

    "The history of science fiction is the history of the imagination," intones Mark Gatiss, narrator of the four-part series "The Real History of Science Fiction" on BBC America starting Saturday night. Unfortunately, it's is more like "The Reel History...
  • Tencent launches Candy Crush game in China

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd will launch a Chinese version of King Digital Entertainment Plc's explosively popular "Candy Crush Saga" game in China, as the UK-based mobile games maker looks to woo new users to support...
  • Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future

    Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future
    In the West Town loft that Jessica Charlesworth shares with husband, Tim Parsons, along the back wall, on a row of metal filing cabinets, a kaleidoscope of Post-it notes waved in a soft draft, each a kind of dispatch from the future. I leaned in to...
  • In Beijing, Oliver Stone says China's movies must confront its past

    In Beijing, Oliver Stone says China's movies must confront its past
    BEIJING – China will never have a world-class movie culture and can’t truly cooperate with foreign filmmakers until authorities stop censorship and allow artists to take a critical look at Chinese history, American director Oliver Stone said...