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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...

    TV picks: 'American Crime,' 'Dig,' 'The Returned'

    “American Crime”—Using the newly minted anthology style of “True Detective,” John Ridley’s new series is a wide-ranging exploration of race, class and gender, a gratifying breakthrough for television that moves by means...

    Story correctly points out Limbaugh's 'fiction'

    Story correctly points out Limbaugh's 'fiction'
    Kudos to Tribune reporters Michael Muskal and Samantha Masunaga for Tuesday's report that exposes the lies and hate speech of Rush Limbaugh concerning measles. By detailing the high measles vaccination rates of four Latin American countries and...

    'Stuart Little' comes to Quakertown

    'Stuart Little' comes to Quakertown
    The story of a little mouse born into a normal human family will be the first all-student musical presented by Star of the Day Event Productions. "Stuart Little," based on E.B. White's 1945 classic children's novel, opens this weekend on the second...