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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...

    British crime writer P.D. James dies at age 94

    British crime writer P.D. James, creator of poetry-writing detective Adam Dalgliesh, has died at the age of 94, her publishers said on Thursday. "We will all miss her," Charles Elliott, her editor at Knopf, said in a statement. "Her books were in a class...

    Reading Harry Potter provides clues to brain activity, CMU researchers say

    Reading Harry Potter provides clues to brain activity, CMU researchers say
    Reading sets off a flurry of brain activity, and Carnegie Mellon University researchers are using Harry Potter books to better understand what happens when we connect words and phrases with the ideas, representations and interpretations associated with...

    Warming up: Butterbeer hot again at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    Warming up: Butterbeer hot again at Wizarding World of Harry Potter
    Universal Orlando has warmed up to hot butterbeer. The beverage, part of the Harry Potter lore, is now a year-round fixture at both of its theme parks. Two cooler versions — one frosty, one frozen like an Slurpee — debuted alongside the...