| Jan 28, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Big box bookstores such as Barnes & Noble were once considered a major threat to the health of the book-selling industry, offering discounts, massive selections and lattes that independent bookstores could not. Now things have changed: Barnes & Noble is...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 3:27 PM
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The California Institute of the Arts launched its literary journal Black Clock in 2004 with pieces by some of the best writers of the moment: David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Lethem, Aimee Bender...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 1:57 PM
The Super Bowl-bound Baltimore Ravens get their name from the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, making them the most literary NFL team. They can thank the people of Baltimore, who chose the name during a poll conducted by the Baltimore Sun.
| Jan 30, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Coyness is not part of Chris Christie’s repertoire, which also does not stress subtlety, delicacy and intimation. New Jersey’s governor is more Mickey Spillane than Jane Austen and his persona, which sometimes is that of a bulldog who got up...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:14 AM
TRENTON, N.J. -- Coyness is not part of Chris Christie's repertoire, which does not stress subtlety, delicacy and intimation. New Jersey's governor is more Mickey Spillane than Jane Austen and his persona, which sometimes is that of a bulldog who got up...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The Atlantic permits someone named Jen Doll to write on language and usage, and Ms. Doll has Views on singular they.
Those views are not favorable. Examples of singular they "make me cringe." Further, "The singular they is ear-hurting, eye-burning,...
| Jan 23, 2013
Dear Amy: I'm 27 and have been with my boyfriend "Mike" for three years. We intend to get married down the line. However, I'm discovering that Mike has a string of female admirers in all of his friend groups — women from college, clubs, interest...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 9:37 AM
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."
This is the opening sentence of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," one of the most famous opening lines of any novel written. "Pride...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 6:56 PM
Although no one advocates the value of a good book more than a newspaper writer, there are ways to enjoy that summer beach read on the cheap.
From websites devoted to finding free digital books to special library sales, here are some ideas for cutting...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:24 PM
"As everybody knows," sings Charles Dickens, "I started writing prose."
Under the 19th-century facial hair is English actor and musician Mathew Baynton. He presents the life and works of Charles Dickens in a three-minute pop song that sounds like it...
| May 29, 2013
What do you think of when you think of Chicago?
I think of home! I grew up in the southwest suburbs, went to college at Northwestern, and came back for a few years in the early '00s. Because of all this, I also think of really good pizza.
Who is an...