| Jun 27, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The head of Turkey’s biggest publishing house is a 32-year-old, Istanbul-raised, Boston-educated sociologist with a smart nose for business and the good sense to steer clear of politics — until now.
Can Oz runs the publishing house Can...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Susan Choi's fourth novel, "My Education," is a tricky book to categorize. On the one hand, it's a campus novel, narrated by Regina Gottlieb, a graduate student in literature who falls under the sway of a charismatic professor and his wife at a university...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:20 PM
The title isn't the only similarity between Richard Russo's new e-short, "Nate in Venice," and Thomas Mann's novella, "Death in Venice." In both pieces, the main character obsesses over an unattainable adolescent. Gustav, protagonist of Mann's novel,...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:34 AM
A quick perusal of the popular hashtag #IWishICouldMeet on Twitter led to a couple of conclusions. First, more than anything, people want to meet Justin Bieber, although Jesus is a close second. And a lot of people would like to be able to be another...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 10:08 PM
A pleasure of delving into a novel is getting to know its many characters, their quirks and their dreams. That makes adapting a novel for the stage, as Jon Jory has done with Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," tricky business.
The romantic drama...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Chicago's Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has announced its 2013-14 season.
The ensemble based, Equity-affiliated company begins the year with the U.S. premiere of a new adaptation by Tim Luscombe of Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey," slated for October. In...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:41 AM
For some in Newport-Mesa, the 85th annual Academy Awards telecast may have prompted a three-word response: "Oh, hey, guys."
Within minutes of the show's beginning, William Shatner, who recently brought his one-man show to the Segerstrom Center for the...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:10 PM
It's like stuffing a car full of clowns ... A carload of TV stars with Chicago ties are among the 765 artists set to make funny April 1-7 at the 16th annual Chicago Improv Festival.
"I'm thrilled that Craig and I will finally get to make stuff up for...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 12:52 PM
With her latest production, Annapolis Shakespeare Company founder and artistic director Sally Boyett-D'Angelo is expanding the young company's horizons, both artistically and physically.
At a recent rehearsal of Jon Jory's adaptation of Jane Austen's...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:57 PM
In which we watch everything start to unravel.
Adam and Natalia’s relationship is going swimmingly. They have a lovely, tender first first-time-in-the-bedroom conversation wherein they are open and communicative and sweet.
“I like how clear...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 2:58 PM
In the midst of separating a generation of young female readers into Team Edward and Team Jacob, Stephenie Meyer, author of the wildly popular "Twilight" novels, started a new book called "The Host." Published by Little, Brown in 2008, "The Host" is a...