Story | Mar 7, 2015 | 11:40 AM
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Story | Nov 6, 2013 | 11:00 AMJunot Diaz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, as well as the short story collections Drown and, most recently, This Is How You Lose Her —- a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He's a professor at MIT, a MacArthur "Genius," and the first Latino to sit on the Pulitzer Prize board of jurors. Still, the Dominican-American writer graciously took the time to answer a few of my questions via e-mail amidst a rigorous teaching schedule and a national paperback book tour (he'll be stopping by Yale University on Nov. 12 and Naugatuck Valley Community College on Nov. 14). We managed to cover the meaning of art, some of the quirks of his reoccurring narrator Yunior, and I even did my best to coax a little writing advice out of him.
Story | Mar 12, 2015 | 4:30 PM
Whether you have a love of genealogy, a fascination with family farms or are drawn to a tale well told, you will probably find something that intrigues you at the Wilmette Public Library's 2015 "One Book, Everybody Reads" program. Among the attractions...
Story | Mar 12, 2015 | 5:20 AM
It's a question Kenneth Branagh has been asked a lot lately: Was he wary, when first approached about rebooting re-glass slippering the 1950 animated classic "Cinderella"? The Disney feature, ninth on the American Film Institute's all-time list of...
Story | Mar 12, 2015 | 7:31 AM
Chuck Gower, owner of Chuck's Comics in Terre Haute, will be among the many people who attend a popular convention known as Comic Con in Indianapolis this weekend. Just as its name implies, the event is a comic book convention with 150 booths featuring...