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  • Susan Straight on learning to write without a room of one's own

    What does it take to be a writer: A room of one’s own? A weakness for words? To celebrate the Festival of Books, we asked five celebrated authors to recall a turning point in their evolution as writers. First up is Susan Straight, recipient of the...
  • Leslie Jamison connects with 'The Empathy Exams'

    The Royal Society for the Arts recently released a brilliant little animation based on a lecture by Dr. Brené Brown in which she differentiates between empathy and sympathy. In this animation, a sad fox is at the bottom of a deep, dark hole. An empathetic...
  • 'Fault in Our Stars' writer John Green has a good read on teens, tech

    John Green's career as a book world phenom began auspiciously: His funny but tragic 2005 debut novel, "Looking for Alaska," became a cult young adult hit and landed the American Library Assn.'s Printz Award for YA novel of the year. This was followed by...
  • Annabelle Gurwitch on why 50 is the new 50

    When Annabelle Gurwitch turned 50, she struggled to navigate her way through a stagnant marriage, the extensive list of anti-aging products offered at the beauty counter and solicitations from the AARP. In her new collection of humorous essays, "I See You...
  • Zachary Lazar searches for meaning in 'I Pity the Poor Immigrant'

    Meyer Lansky is one of the gravitational centers of Zachary Lazar's new novel, "I Pity the Poor Immigrant" (Little, Brown and Company: 256 pp., $25). Not so much the dapper, "Boardwalk Empire"-era gangster as Lansky in 1972 in Israel, seeking to retire...
  • Kate Gale on running an indie press and her Festival of Books favorites

    Kate Gale on running an indie press and her Festival of Books favorites
    Twenty years ago, Kate Gale co-founded Red Hen Press, an independent publisher based in Southern California. Under its wings, Red Hen has a few specialty imprints as well as an active program that puts writers in the classroom. Gale is herself a poet...
  • Ann Brashares talks dystopia and her new YA novel 'The Here and Now'

    Ann Brashares talks dystopia and her new YA novel 'The Here and Now'
    Over a decade ago, Ann Brashares wrote the first book of a series about four friends who form a sisterhood while sharing a pair of old jeans over a summer. "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" achieved international acclaim and led to the "Sisterhood"...
  • Mimi Pond sketches an alter ego's youthful days in 'Over Easy'

    Mimi Pond is the cartoonist that time almost forgot. Her credits should've sealed her in the pantheon of coolness forever: She wrote "The Simpsons'" first episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire," as well as episodes of the children's TV show-cum-...
  • Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment

    Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment
    Courant crime reporter Gerald J. Demeusy probably didn't realize at the time that he would chronicle a historic moment in Connecticut on the night of May 17, 1960. The veteran journalist watched 2,000 volts of electricity surge through the body of...
  • Mindy Kaling talks office romance, finding 'The Mindy Project's' groove

    Mindy Kaling talks office romance, finding 'The Mindy Project's' groove
    If we checked in with "The Office's" Kelly Kapoor today, she might very well be in the midst of a talking spree about Tuesday's episodes of "The Mindy Project" "I would hope she'd tune in -- it's totally up her alley," Mindy Kaling told The Times during...
  • Haddam Book Talks To Feature Stories Of Slavery's Effects In Connecticut

    HADDAM – The subject of slavery in Connecticut was treated delicately by past historians, if at all. But recent scholarship has shown the institution, usually associated with the South, was very much part of our state's colonial life. In Haddam,...