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  • Books and Books

    Books and Books
    The last thing anyone should want to see upon entering an arts-and-entertainment district is a Denny's. The second-to-last thing is a Pollo Tropical, but visitors to Coral Gables arriving at the eastern end of Miracle Mile will have little choice but to...
  • Three Authors Who Kept Their Visions By Adapting Their Books to Screen

    Generations of novelists have been frustrated upon seeing their books interpreted onscreen. But on three recent films, the writers won't be able to complain that their vision was compromised. Scripts for Dennis Lehane's "The Drop," Jonathan Tropper's...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate" by Naomi Klein; Simon & Schuster (534 pages, $30) For Naomi Klein, the tensions between individual freedom, individual rights and the...
  • Fall books: 37 new titles to add to your reading list

    Between now and the holidays, publishers will push out a significant chunk of the books they publish for the entire year. And I do mean significant everything from "Revival," a scary Hawthornesque novel by horrormeister Stephen King, to a slim book called...
  • Low summer lake temperatures could delay steelhead runs

    For some 14,000 years at least since a great glacial lake receded to form the much smaller Great Lakes fish in that freshwater sea have followed a sort of cyclical rhythm. That's all changed, and the new routine is likely to be evident in this year's...
  • MacArthur Fellows include Alison Bechdel, Terrance Hayes

    Alison Bechdel, the innovative comic artist known for the graphic memoirs “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic” and “Are You My Mother,” is one of 21 MacArthur Fellows named Wednesday. At first Bechdel, currently at an artist residency...
  • Twain Had Much To Say About Move Into Hartford House 140 Years Ago

    Twain Had Much To Say About Move Into Hartford House 140 Years Ago
    On the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 19, 1874 — a day rainy enough to call off baseball games in Hartford — a family weary of traveling moved into a new house on Farmington Avenue. The mother had given birth in June, and was still recovering...
  • The NFL scandal shows why you shouldn't get your news from the PR dept.

    The purchase and sale of news reporters by powerful institutions and influential people are hardly a new phenomenon. But like all manifestations of disproportionate wealth, it's been raised to glorious new heights during the early 21st century. Not only...
  • Authors urge Amazon board to end contract dispute with Hachette

    Authors urge Amazon board to end contract dispute with Hachette
    (This Sept. 15 story corrects headline, first and second paragraphs to show group contacting Amazon board also includes authors not published by Hachette) SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - More than 1,000 authors, including Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen King and...
  • Romance written in the stars

    Romance written in the stars
    Lydia Netzer's "How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky" could easily have been called "The Power of Dreaming While Surviving an Alcoholic Mother," or "Keeping it Together in a Mad Creationist's World." But neatly, Netzer gave us a title that pulls the...
  • 'How I Met Your Mother' star visits Aurora school

    'How I Met Your Mother' star visits Aurora school
    Actor Jason Segel may be 34, but he had no trouble relating to the pre-teens at Granger Middle School Monday. "I feel a real kinship to you guys," he said. "I approach life with a real sense of childlike wonder, and I feel it here in this room."...