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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.
  • Yale Center For British Art Features Sculpture By Nicola Hicks

    Yale Center For British Art Features Sculpture By Nicola Hicks
    The celebrated British sculptor Nicola Hicks (bn. 1960) has, in recent years, fallen in love with Aesop and his fables all over again. "Aesop is one of my heroes from deep history," she explained on a recent tour of her new exhibition at the Yale Center...

    Soaring SpaceX, Isaacson on Wikipedia, Asimov on creativity, and more

    Here’s your supplemental weekend reading list (for when you’ve finished your Times.) Elon Musk’s SpaceX is perhaps the most remarkable entrepreneurial success story in recent times. Quartz tells how SpaceX leapfrogged NASA to “...

    New 'Harry Potter' tale planned, J.K. Rowling announces

    New 'Harry Potter' tale planned, J.K. Rowling announces
    It's no Halloween trick: There's more witchcraft and wizardry in store for "Harry Potter" fans, who can expect a new tale from author J.K. Rowling on Oct. 31. In an announcement posted to Pottermore.com, Rowling reveals that she has penned a new 1,700-...

    In 'Death Comes to Pemberley,' a brisk mystery in Austen-land

    In 'Death Comes to Pemberley,' a brisk mystery in Austen-land
    That Jane Austen failed to write a murder-mystery sequel to "Pride and Prejudice" was an oversight remedied in 2011 by P.D. James with her novel "Death Comes to Pemberley." Like "P&P" and many other Austens before it — and many of James' own works,...