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  • Interview: Author Junot Diaz

    Interview: Author Junot Diaz
    Junot 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.
  • Through fiction, veterans present a clearer truth on U.S. wars

    Through fiction, veterans present a clearer truth on U.S. wars
    Here's a summer reading suggestion you probably didn't see coming: Try some of the excellent recent fiction produced about America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, much of it by veterans. Almost 14 years of combat haven't pacified the Middle East, but at...

    Death in the bookmobile

    The Riverside County bookmobile came to the Alpha Beta parking lot on Fridays from 2:30 to 4:45, and I would sit there on the long strip of carpet in the air-conditioned hum reading books not appropriate at all for me, full of death — until the poor...

    Tale spinners and barnstormers at Festival of the Arts Boca

    Tale spinners and barnstormers at Festival of the Arts Boca
    Richard Ford opens his new novel, "Let Me Be Frank With You," in the thick of two hurricanes. The first, Hurricane Sandy, has just devastated the Jersey Shore, where, he writes, "civic life has sustained a fierce whacking — house roofs sheared off,...

    Game review: 'The Order 1886: Uncharted Territory'

    Game review: 'The Order 1886: Uncharted Territory'
    The story of King Arthur and his knights is a familiar story in popular culture, although its legitimacy is often debated. But what if King Arthur and his Knights were real and their influence carried on throughout the ages? “The Order: 1886”...