| Feb 15, 2015
| 10:26 AM
Philip Levine, a former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, died Saturday in Fresno. He was 87.
Timothy Skeen, a friend of Levine’s, confirmed the death. Skeen, also a poet, coordinates the masters of fine arts program at Cal State...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 3:46 PM
Whether you're down with the New England Patriots or upholding the Seattle Seahawks, you and your friends and family can chow down on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1) with harmonious gusto. Because no matter which team you root for, everyone will get behind a...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:00 PM
Prolific Midcentury designers Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman are the focus of a new flurry of attention. The Ackermans worked in a variety of media, including ceramics, mosaics, tapestries and woodcarvings, introducing items into the market starting in 1953....
| Feb 9, 2015
| 11:58 AM
Suspicion and doubt have clouded the announcement last week by HarperCollins that it would publish a second novel by Harper Lee, author of the classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."
"Go Set a Watchman" isn't a new work; it was the first manuscript Lee offered...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 7:01 AM
Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and her spouse Tony Award-nominee Will Swenson will star in Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer in the Massachusetts Berkshires.The production will run...
| Feb 16, 2015
Unless your children are giving you the silent treatment every day, sooner or later you'll get questions like these: "Are we poor?" "How much money do you make?" And, "Will we have to move if dad doesn't get a job soon?"
Those types of money questions...
| Feb 14, 2015
"O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark …"
—T.S. Eliot, "Four Quartets"
The Angel of Death — also known as the Old Ferryman, the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse or Mr. G. Reaper himself — is cutting a wider swath than...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 8:49 PM
ETTA AND OTTO AND RUSSELL AND JAMES
By Emma Hooper (Simon & Schuster $26)
Otto finds a note left by his wife in the kitchen of their farmhouse in windswept Saskatchewan. Eighty-three-year-old Etta will be walking 3,200 kilometers to see the ocean, but...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: Before I married, had three lovely children and stayed home to be a full-time mom, I worked as an accountant. I love numbers but have always wanted to be my own boss and make a higher income. Suggestions? -- P.J.J.
Have you considered...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 8:20 PM
When Sam Smith accepted his fourth Grammy last Sunday, he acknowledged an unusual muse. "I want to thank the man who this record is about, who I fell in love with last year," Smith said of the inspiration for the hit song "Stay With Me." "Thank you so...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 6:36 AM
The “Fifty Shades of Grey” film has racked up more than $130 million in domestic box office receipts in two-and-a-half weeks. And critics have had a fine time indulging in literary masochism by reading through the source material, the...