| Dec 8, 2014
Cookbooks are more than books for hungry cooks is a point made delightfully clear in a new volume titled "Cookbook Book" (Phaidon, $59.95). Cookbooks can be art, cultural touchstones, life handbooks, flights of fancy, sociological tracts and self-...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 1:58 PM
Author Boris Fishman's first novel "A Replacement Life" is considered by readers to be a bold, sometimes hilarious, and wickedly one inspired by his grandmother, a Holocaust survivor.
Fishman recently visited South Florida where he presented his book at...
| 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...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 10:19 AM
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was a French judge and politician who managed to survive revolution, the Napoleonic wars and the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy, all the while exercising a considerable and nuanced appreciation for the pleasures of the...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 7:04 AM
When a young adult book blows up, it really makes a scene. And there’s nothing worse than being the last person to hear about it. If you felt that way about “The Fault in Our Stars” or “Divergent,” we’re here to help....
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 7:17 AM
The point of political satire is to shake people up, author Salman Rushdie told Bill Maher, and the comedian responded Friday by skewering Sony, Bill Cosby and New York police in the 13th season premiere of "Real Time With Bill Maher."
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:06 PM
For most, family tales remain relegated to reunions and the Thanksgiving dinner table. But for one first-time author and high school English teacher from Scranton, a sorrowful story recounted countless times by older relatives became the inspiration and...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:57 AM
Until a week or so ago, Harper Lee was the model of literary reticence. In the 55 years since the publication of her "To Kill a Mockingbird," she had settled into silence, firmly resisting the pleas of her many admirers for a second book.
| Feb 7, 2015
| 4:29 PM
In the West Boca hotel room where famed treasure hunter and fugitive Thomas Thompson holed up for more than two years, federal investigators found clues of a secret life.
Two suitcases stuffed with $420,000 in $100 bills. Paperwork on asylum in other...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:49 AM
If I had to nominate one novel from the last 50 years for preservation, it would be “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro. It’s probably the wrong choice — a book without the vast synoptic intelligence of “Infinite Jest”...