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  • John Bayley, half of a famed and devoted literary couple, dies at 89

    John Bayley, half of a famed and devoted literary couple, dies at 89
    As marriages go, John Bayley and Iris Murdoch's was one for the ages — doting, dotty and undyingly tolerant. He was the eminent critic and Oxford don, who also was known to stuff his pockets with leftovers. She was the brilliant novelist and...
  • Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72

    Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72
    Marcus Borg, the theologian and writer who became one of the best known New Testament scholars to challenge the literal view of the biblical Jesus and to question the supernatural acts associated with his life, died Wednesday at his home in Portland, Ore....
  • 'Good Catch' explores state's fishing culture

    'Good Catch' explores state's fishing culture
    After 26 years as food editor at the Orlando Sentinel, Heather McPherson knows a lot about food in Florida. "I like to think I do," she says. "But what I think is really exciting and what keeps me in this job is that I'm still finding surprises." Many...
  • 'Fury' treads on Peckinpah war picture territory

    Fury Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $34.99 Available on VOD on Tuesday Brad Pitt plays a steely tank commander in writer-director David Ayer's World War II thriller, which is a departure from the "Training Day" / "End of Watch" screenwriter's usual Los...
  • ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ adds Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan

     
    “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner is leading a trio of new actors joining Bryan Singer's upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Turner […]...
  • Author Shari Goldhagen explores the power of what ifs

    Author Shari Goldhagen explores the power of what ifs
    Oh, if only things had gone differently. That’s the recurring thought among the four main characters of “In Some Other World, Maybe,” as they trade in the suffocating confines of ‘90s suburbia for big-city lives. But for author...
  • Cutting down on meat for health: More people are trying it

    Cutting down on meat for health: More people are trying it
    Former President Bill Clinton, whose voracious appetite was legendary, went vegan in 2010 to protect his health after heart surgery.  And while cutting out animal products is no guarantee of a healthful diet, research shows eating plant-based foods is...
  • Boris Fishman talks family, fiction

    By the time he finished his debut novel, Boris Fishman had become adept at navigating the purgatory between truth and fiction. Published in 2013, "A Replacement Life" tells the story of Slava, an aspiring writer whose conflicted sense of Jewish identity...
  • Reies Lopez Tijerina dies at 88; Chicano rights movement leader

     Reies Lopez Tijerina dies at 88; Chicano rights movement leader
    On June 5, 1967, a group of armed men, led by fiery preacher Reies Lopez Tijerina, arrived at the county courthouse in the small New Mexico community of Tierra Amarilla. They were there to free prisoners who were arrested in a land grant dispute and to...
  • 'Refund' burrows into what's right, wrong about 21st century America

     'Refund' burrows into what's right, wrong about 21st century America
    "Write something beautiful and honest and that makes you very proud," Karen E. Bender advised aspiring writers in a 2010 interview with the literary magazine Our Stories. "Fall into your sentences, enjoy writing them, love the world you are creating."...
  • Nick Hornby's 'Funny Girl' traces the road to stardom

    Nick Hornby's 'Funny Girl' traces the road to stardom
    Nick Hornby's last novel, "Juliet, Naked" (2009), felt like a culmination of a kind. Revolving around a reclusive rock star and the fans who will not let him rest, it was a callback to Hornby's early work — "Fever Pitch," a nonfiction account of his...