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  • Review: Rosamund Bartlett's translation of 'Anna Karenina'

    Review: Rosamund Bartlett's translation of 'Anna Karenina'
    All good translators are alike, each meticulous translator is meticulous in her own way. In her new translation of "Anna Karenina," Rosamund Bartlett — a scholar of Russian literature and music history, translator of 19th century Russian texts,...
  • Folio Prize announces long, long long list

    The Folio Prize, founded to re-elevate the literary component of literary prizes, has announced its long list for 2014. It's a long, long, long list: 80 books. The list includes Lily King's "Euphoria," James Ellroy's "Perfidia," Peter Carey's "Amnesia"...
  • 'Hollywood Cats' showcases feline celebrity before days of Grumpy Cat

     'Hollywood Cats' showcases feline celebrity before days of Grumpy Cat
    Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat and other felines of the World Wide Interweb, take note: If you want your fame to be timeless, curl up to a celebrity. That much is clear after one spin through "Hollywood Cats" (ACC Distribution, $45), the new photo book of...
  • The Black List Announces 2014 Screenplays

    "Catherine the Great" by Kristina Lauren Anderson took the No. 1 spot on this year's Black List of the 70 top unproduced screenplays. The script centers on the upbringing and marriage of the woman who became the empress of Russia in the 18th Century....
  • James Patterson is on a mission to #saveourbooks

     James Patterson is on a mission to #saveourbooks
    "There's no evidence at this stage that the great books in our culture can be produced through the Internet right now," says bestselling writer James Patterson. "If the equivalent of 'Ulysses' came along, out it would go on the Internet, it would get like...
  • 'The Convert's Song' is a skillfully layered thriller

     'The Convert's Song' is a skillfully layered thriller
    At the center of "The Convert's Song" — Sebastian Rotella's riveting follow-up to his 2011 debut novel, "Triple Crossing" — are two childhood friends thrown together after 10 years of mutual silence, when their paths in life have clearly...
  • TV Golden Globes exalt cable, online comedy over broadcast sitcom

    Newly minted comedy on cabletelevision and online streaming platforms beat the broadcaststalwarts to win favor with the Hollywood Foreign PressAssociation for its Golden Globe nominations on Thursday. Premium cable network HBO's raunchy femalecoming-of-...
  • Renee Rosen on 'What the Lady Wants'

    Renee Rosen on 'What the Lady Wants'
    As a little girl growing up in Akron, Ohio, Renée Rosen often visited Chicago with her mother, whose itinerary almost always included a stop at Marshall Field's. They would stroll the aisles, have lunch in the Walnut Room, and pick up a box of Frango...
  • Suzanne Shaw, social worker

    Suzanne Shaw, social worker
    Suzanne Shaw, a social worker whose love of female authors led her to found the Women's Literature Review, died of complications from dementia Dec. 1 at Copper Ridge, an assisted-living facility in Sykesville. The Radnor-Winston resident was 60. The...
  • Looking for a good book? Sherry Boas recommends four

    Looking for a good book? Sherry Boas recommends four
    Two things high on my list of life's pleasures are reading books and browsing library shelves in search of new authors to discover. Over the past year, my meanders through the stacks resulted in 60 enjoyable reads, including many by previously...
  • Loss and attraction power Maria Flook's 'Mothers and Lovers'

    Loss and attraction power Maria Flook's 'Mothers and Lovers'
    Late in her fourth novel, "Mothers and Lovers," Maria Flook invokes Frank O'Hara's essay "Personism." When it comes to poetry, she writes, O'Hara argued that "[y]ou just go on your nerve. If someone's chasing you down the street with a knife you just run,...