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  • The joy of crafting food is a little miracle we can tap into again

    Images from my Instagram feed slide down the screen: glistening fruit in jars, pickles floating in dill-sprigged brine, wonky handcrafted breads, vinegars infused with herbs from the garden, tomato sauce put up in old wine bottles. Everybody proudly...
  • Author Jonathan Lethem on utopias, novels, politics, social media

    Novels that feature a talking and gun-toting kangaroo. Or a post-apocalyptic future. Or a world of hermaphroditic aliens known as Archbuilders. Or a magic ring that enables flight and invisibility. Since debuting with the novel "Gun, with Occasional...
  • Michel Pastoureau's book on the color green is a drab read

    "Green: The History of a Color" by Michel Pastoureau; Princeton University Press (240 pages, $35) Years ago, long before we described terrorism threat levels in colors, I wrote a story that I often refer to as my "ode to Orange," though my editors...
  • J.K. Rowling's new Harry Potter story: Could it see the big screen?

    J.K. Rowling sent shock waves through muggledom and the wizarding world alike Tuesday when she published a new short story catching up with an adult Harry Potter on her Pottermore website. In addition to filling in some details about Potter's life in...
  • Part of Cleveland comic book icon's CD collection up for auction

    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The widow of underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar, whose life story was told in the movie "American Splendor," is auctioning part of his extensive jazz CD collection to raise money for the family of a restaurant owner killed in...
  • Ghosts soar in William Vollmann's hefty 'Last Stories'

    Ghosts soar in William Vollmann's hefty 'Last Stories'
    It has been a season of giants in the arts. In New York, Jeff Koons' "Split-Rocker," a 37-foot-tall foliage sculpture of a rocking horse made up of 50,000 flowering plants, has given Kara Walker's sphinx, a 35-foot-tall sculpture made of an estimated 40...
  • Historian launches new book about local Civil War veterans

    Local author and historian Bob Grenier will launch his new book "Images of America: Central Florida's Civil War Veterans" at 2 p.m. July 17 at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. The book, which features about 200 vintage images, is the saga of...
  • 'The Book of Life' a bewitching end to All Souls Trilogy

    'The Book of Life' a bewitching end to All Souls Trilogy
    Diana Bishop, a witch and Yale historian, and Matthew Clairmont, a vampire and Oxford biochemist, have been searching for Ashmole 782 (a.k.a. the Book of Life) through the first two books of Deborah Harkness' All Souls Trilogy. Harkness has immersed and...
  • Review: 'Landline' by Rainbow Rowell

    Review: 'Landline' by Rainbow Rowell
    For a lot of centuries in a row, plays ended in one of two ways: either almost everyone would die, or else almost everyone would get married. In exchange for your shilling, you got the satisfaction of a tragic ending or a happy ending — anyway, an...
  • Review: 'Life Drawing' by Robin Black

    Review: 'Life Drawing' by Robin Black
    Wives and husbands have extramarital affairs. People we love die young. Intimacy can be healing or diabolical or both. Grief fades but never dies. We know these things. Novelists, journalists, pop psychologists write books about these things. What,...
  • Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell

    Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell
    The American nation would be much different if Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had never lived. Sherman was one of the four men (the others being Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant) who determined the outcome of the Civil War. His...