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  • Hartford's Vaudeville Star Sophie Tucker Subject Of New Book

    Hartford's Vaudeville Star Sophie Tucker Subject Of New Book
    Sophie Tucker, the legendary bad-girl jazz singer who was raised in Hartford, wrote a memoir in 1935, when she was in her late 40s. For the next 10 years, she went back and forth between publishers and ghost-writers. It was finally published in 1945....
  • Maybe 'Lemony Snicket's' 'joke' can stir talk about our racial issues

    One would hope that a gathering of some of the nation’s most accomplished writers would reflect the nation’s soul. And maybe Wednesday night in New York City, it did just that. Author Jacqueline Woodson won the 2014 National Book Award in...
  • 'Three Minutes in Poland' offers glimpse of world lost to Holocaust

    'Three Minutes in Poland' offers glimpse of world lost to Holocaust
    Nearly 70 years after the Holocaust, is it possible to discover new information about the lives of those who perished? According to Glenn Kurtz's haunting new book, "Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film," the answer is...
  • Set Pieces: Jefery Levy's home sets the stage for 'Me' and 'The Key'

    Set Pieces: Jefery Levy's home sets the stage for 'Me' and 'The Key'
    For veteran indie filmmaker Jefery Levy, working from home has never looked so good. The producer-director-writer-actor’s lavishly-decorated, historic Beverly Hills compound plays a starring role in his two new films, “Me” and “The...
  • Walter Isaacson on 'The Innovators'

    Walter Isaacson on 'The Innovators'
    We think of innovators in general, and the giants of the Digital Age in particular, as lone geniuses. But just as the heralded designs attributed to visionary architects such as Frank Gehry and Renzo Piano are actually group efforts produced by...
  • MOCA's 2015-16 art exhibitions include Matthew Barney show

    MOCA's 2015-16 art exhibitions include Matthew Barney show
    With no major exhibitions since a Mike Kelley show in March, the new leadership team at the Museum of Contemporary Art announced a 2015-16 schedule on Thursday punctuated by a Matthew Barney show at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary next fall and an Elaine...
  • Mike Nichols, acclaimed director of 'The Graduate,' dies at 83

    Mike Nichols, acclaimed director of 'The Graduate,' dies at 83
    Mike Nichols had reasons to fear he would always be the hapless outsider. He had fled Hitler's Germany as a child and landed in New York knowing only two English phrases. (“Please don't kiss me” was one of them.) Then he struggled through...
  • Review: 'Gortimer Gibbon's Life On Normal Street'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Despite an explosion of programming aimed at kids, there are relatively few live-action shows intended to appeal to the prepubescent set that won't send parents fleeing from the room. So Amazon has scored another mini-coup with...
  • Ursula K. Le Guin on speaking truth to power at National Book Awards

    Ursula K. Le Guin on speaking truth to power at National Book Awards
    On the morning after the National Book Awards, speaking by phone from a Manhattan hotel, Ursula K. Le Guin was feisty, smart and pointed — exactly as we might expect. “I don’t want to put writers against publishers,” she said,...
  • Writers Phil Klay and Evan Osnos win top National Book Awards

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Phil Klay and Evan Osnos were given the top prizes at the 65th National Book Awards, among the most prestigious literary prizes in U.S. publishing, at a gala dinner on Wednesday that honored the best...
  • Book Talk: Ten years on, India's Bhagat prepared to face critics

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's biggest-selling author in English is often dismissed as persona non grata by literary critics, but that doesn't faze Chetan Bhagat. Ten years on as a professional writer, the banker-turned-author says he is better prepared...