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  • Spotlight: What people in the arts are up to

    Spotlight: What people in the arts are up to
    Here's a look at the latest news on local authors, actors, artists, musicians and more. A real stand-up guy: Brian Shaw won't be sitting down on the job. The Oak Park actor plays Clov in the Hypocrites' production of Samuel Beckett's "Endgame,"...
  • Veronica Roth writing new book series

    Veronica Roth writing new book series
    Veronica Roth fans can start the countdown. The "Divergent" author is set to write a new two-book series, HarperCollins Children's Books told The Associated Press on Monday. The books currently are untitled, with the first one expected in 2017 and the...
  • Doctor decries how we approach the end of life

    It may be the fact that Atul Gawande is a doctor a Harvard doctor, yet that draws readers to his books on our flawed medical system. But he wouldn't make the best-seller lists if he wrote or thought like most doctors. This is a guy with one of those...
  • One of Turkey's best-known novelists, Yasar Kemal, dies

    Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists whose focus on social injustices brought him into conflict with authority, died in Istanbul on Saturday. He was 91. Kemal, best known for his first novel, "Ince Memed" or "Memed, My Hawk," also turned his...
  • Kurt Vonnegut documentary is 30-plus years in the making

     Kurt Vonnegut documentary is 30-plus years in the making
    For years, Bob Weide referred to Kurt Vonnegut as "the old man." The old man was 60 when they met, which was not long after Weide, who was barely out of college, typed him a letter that said, in essence: "You don't know me, but my name's Bob Weide....
  • Be an Angel smashes record with $432,000 in donations for local nonprofits

    Be an Angel smashes record with $432,000 in donations for local nonprofits
    Congratulations, angels! Your generosity last holiday season has made The Morning Call's 15th annual Be an Angel Campaign the most successful in the drive's history. Donations to Lehigh Valley nonprofit agencies, made in December and January, totaled...
  • U.S. blogger critical of Muslim extremists fatally stabbed in Bangladesh

    U.S. blogger critical of Muslim extremists fatally stabbed in Bangladesh
    Assailants hacked to death an American secular writer and blogger of Bangladeshi origin and seriously wounded his wife outside a book fair in Dhaka, the South Asian nation’s capital, officials said Friday. Avijit Roy, 42, a champion of...
  • Review: 'Aquarium' by David Vann

    Review: 'Aquarium' by David Vann
    "A beautiful book." This coded and cliched phrase, usually associated with a novel, generally speaks to an elegant use of language, a finely chiseled work of imagination. "Aquarium" by David Vann may be elegantly written and fiercely imagined, but it is...
  • In Ishiguro's 'The Buried Giant,' memory draws a blank

     In Ishiguro's 'The Buried Giant,' memory draws a blank
    Kazuo Ishiguro has made a career of the unexpected. His best-known novel, 1989's Man Booker-winning "The Remains of the Day," is narrated by an English butler looking back on the love he let elude him on a country estate in the years leading to World...
  • Quan Barry's 'She Weeps' listens to the stories of Vietnam's dead

    Quan Barry's 'She Weeps' listens to the stories of Vietnam's dead
    Here's a true dumb American confession: I have a hard time with historical novels that take place outside of the U.S. I'm not much of a history buff, and I find it takes a skillful, engaging author to both situate and dazzle me with beauty at the same...
  • March a feast of literary events

    March a feast of literary events
    The major event this month is the annual Literary Feast, sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation, scheduled for March 28 and 29. In its 27th year, the Literary Feast has grown into the premier book event of the year in Fort Lauderdale. The...