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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.
  • 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...

    From farms to family history, 'One Book' offers something for all

    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...

    Young Adult roundup: 'The Alex Crow,' more

    Young Adult roundup: 'The Alex Crow,' more
    The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith, Dutton, 320 pages, $18.99, ages 14+ Welcome to Camp Merrie-Seymour for Boys where, says the sign above the camp entrance, "Boys Rediscover the Fun of Boyhood!" Yet for 15-year-old Ariel, adopted from an unnamed war-torn...

    L.A. theater openings, March 15-22: 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella' and more

    L.A. theater openings, March 15-22: 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella' and more
    A Cockney flower girl gets an extreme makeover in "Pygmalion" at Pasadena Playhouse, Chance Theater heads down the rabbit hole with "Alice in Wonderland," and "Cinderella" is the belle of the ball at the Ahmanson. Daisy and Jordan’s Sunday...