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  • Fauna of the newsroom; a Throwback Thursday feature

    The “Throwback Thursday” convention is such a convenient gimmick for repurposing and recycling material that it would be a shame not to take advantange of it. Some time back I put together a little classification of the types of copy editors...
  • Jimmy Carter hopes the play 'Camp David' comes to Broadway

    Jimmy Carter has been a governor, the nation's commander in chief and a Nobel Prize winner. One thing he still would like to see is himself on a Broadway stage. The 39th president is hoping Lawrence Wright's play "Camp David" can find a Broadway...
  • Hugh D. Auchincloss III, stepbrother of Jackie Kennedy, dies

    Hugh D. Auchincloss III, stepbrother and lifelong friend of Jacqueline Kennedy, has died. He was 87. Auchincloss, known by the nickname Yusha, died Saturday of B-cell lymphoma at his home at Hammersmith Farm in Rhode Island, according to his children....
  • Legendary Gore Vidal-William F. Buckley rivalry coming to screens

    Legendary Gore Vidal-William F. Buckley rivalry coming to screens
    The highly public clashes between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr., two vehemently opposed public intellectuals, is explored in a new documentary. "Best of Enemies" will kick off the AFI Docs film festival in Washington, D.C., on June 17. The...
  • AFI Docs to open with 'Best of Enemies,' close with 'Mavis'

    AFI Docs to open with 'Best of Enemies,' close with 'Mavis'
    Films about an intellectual rivalry that foreshadowed the rise of pundit television and a soul singer who left behind a civil-rights legacy will bookend this year's AFI Docs. The Washington, D.C.-area festival will kick off June 17 with Morgan Neville...
  • Book Events: Stowe Center Talks About Race, R.J. Julia About Love Stories

    Book Events: Stowe Center Talks About Race, R.J. Julia About Love Stories
    Author, essayist and UConn professor William Jelani Cobb will speak at a free Salon at Stowe event on Thursday, April 30, at 5 p.m. at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest St., Hartford. The Center's executive director, Katherine Kane, will be...
  • Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

    Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
    If the predictions of pundits and pols hold true, voters in 2016 will have little to decide but choice of dynasty: Bush or Clinton. Where, oh where, are the new faces and names, the critics have been moaning. Yet, American politics has long been...
  • Finding empathy in the essay

    Finding empathy in the essay
    In 1988, Robert Atwan, series editor of "Best American Essays," made this provocative pronouncement: "Never before — except perhaps in the days of Emerson and Thoreau — have so many fine writers begun to explore (the essay's) literary...
  • Review: 'Sympathy for the Devil' by Michael Mewshaw

    Review: 'Sympathy for the Devil' by Michael Mewshaw
    Author Michael Mewshaw has parlayed his decadeslong acquaintance with novelist and essayist Gore Vidal into a slender volume that describes, in scabrous detail, Vidal's numerous failings as a writer and human being and pitilessly charts his long, slow,...
  • Literary Focus Turns Westward for 11th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 29-30 at UCLA

    NOTE TO EDITORS: Advance registration is required for working media planning to cover the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Registration deadline is April 20. The registration form and directions are posted online at http://www.latimes.com/extras/...
  • Absence of 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' might impact authors

    Absence of 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' might impact authors
    For fans of late night political comedy, this is a very bad year. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, the twin pillars of the genre, are vacating the hosting chair of their respective Comedy Central shows — Colbert to CBS where he takes control of...