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  • Renowned Author Renata Adler at R.J. Julia in Madison, April 4

    Renowned Author Renata Adler at R.J. Julia in Madison, April 4
    Renata Adler has won renown during her years as a staff writer for The New Yorker and film critic for the New York Times. Though her political and arts criticism has been deeply divisive at times, she remains a powerful force in the literary world. Adler'...
  • Q&A: Marnie Stern

    Q&A: Marnie Stern
    Singer/guitarist Marnie Stern's evaluation of her discography sounds a bit like Goldilocks reviewing porridge. "With the first record I thought, 'Oh, it's too experimental,'" she said. "With the second record I thought, 'Oh, it's too rock.' With the...
  • A rumination on books not yet read

    A rumination on books not yet read
    Sometimes I wonder how many books I've read in my four decades. Thousands, anyway — maybe tens of thousands — since the first one, about a choo-choo, when I was not quite 3. Right up to Anne Carson's “Autobiography of Red,”...
  • A grammarian's lament

    A grammarian's lament
    I recently read David Quammen's "Spillover," a scary, brilliant book about zoonotic diseases. Quammen is a marvelous stylist. But I was dismayed to discover, on page 506, this sentence: "One of the things that makes influenza so problematic, Webster said,...
  • David Foster Wallace scrapes the stars ... and the barrel

    David Foster Wallace scrapes the stars ... and the barrel
    David Foster Wallace's posthumous career — Wallace committed suicide in 2008 at the age of 46 — has produced nearly as many books as his live one did. In 2010, David Lipsky came out with "Although of Course You End up Becoming Yourself: A Road...
  • Midwestern lit: Plain-spoken

    Midwestern lit: Plain-spoken
    I recently took one of those online quizzes to test your accent, and it declared, accurately, that I come from the "Central U.S." The test said my accent is essentially no accent, the one that's employed by television news anchors, who are supposed to...
  • Annoyingly talented

    Annoyingly talented
    You know what's annoying? Experimental short stories. You know what else is annoying? Adam Levin. He is 35 and grew up on the North Shore. He is talented and can't do anything half- way, which makes him frustratingly, endearingly bold, the twin...
  • Literary Death Match: Henry Rollins not big on spoken word

     
    Is spoken word poetry not literature? That's what, of all people, Henry Rollins seemed to say at an event in LA Wednesday night....
  • Review: Jonathan Franzen's 'Farther Away' wants to bridge distance

    -------------------- Farther Away Essays Jonathan Franzen Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 322 pp., $26 -------------------- I didn't much like Jonathan Franzen's essay "Farther Away" when I read it a year ago in the New Yorker. A complicated mishmash of a...
  • Book calendar events for the week of April 10, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Kristin Hersh: The Throwing Muses frontwoman will discuss and sign her new memoir, "Rat Girl." Stories, 1716 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 2 p.m. Free. (213) 413-3733. Christopher McDougall: The author of "Born...
  • Book calendar events for the week of May 1, 2011 coming...