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  • Editor to the stars

    LET'S hit the high points of Judith Jones' career: pushed through the American translation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" and published Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." Edited food legends such as Child, Marcella Hazan, Madhur Jaffrey,...
  • Tracy Kidder tries to transcribe human lives

    Tracy Kidder tries to transcribe human lives
    Tracy Kidder's 2003 book, "Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World," inspired legions of young people to go out and do something for the poor and disenfranchised. It also lighted a fire under donors --...
  • Television offerings for 2009-2010

    Television offerings for 2009-2010
    Here are synopses, time slots and premiere dates, where available, for new series, movies and specials from the broadcast networks, cable channels and PBS. Schedules are bound to change. TV critic Hal Boedeker assesses the programs. Fall broadcast ABC...
  • Extension 720 Audio Archives, June 2006

    Loren Graham, professor of the history of science at MIT and Harvard, discusses his years of experience in the former Soviet Union, as described in his book Moscow Stories. In this interview, he discusses what went wrong with science under the Soviets,...
  • Joel McHale in Pilot Soup

    Casting for pilots is starting to come fast and furious as filming dates approach. "The Soup" host Joel McHale, former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actor Marc Blucas and "Life on Mars" poppa Dean Winters are among the latest to land roles. McHale has...
  • 'Eastwick' Casts Spell on Lindsay Price

    ABC's drama pilot "Eastwick" has found its second witch in Lindsay Price, which could be a bad omen for Price's current show, "Lipstick Jungle." Price joins Jaime Ray Newman in a lead role on "Eastwick," which is a loose adaptation of the John Updike...
  • John Cheever: New volumes spotlight his life and work

    John Cheever: New volumes spotlight his life and work
    "I shall not, for example, try to evoke a rhetorical chiaroscuro of an intellect suspended in the twilight of the last divine monarchy, exposed to the philosophies of anarchy, communism and socialism, stricken by a loss of free speech; an intelligence...
  • Rebecca Romijn rounds out 'Eastwick' cast

    ABC's pilot "Eastwick" has completed its trio of witches, adding former "Ugly Betty" actress Rebecca Romijn to its cast. In the drama, based on John Updike's novel "The Witches of Eastwick" and its 1987 film adaptation, Romijn will play a single mother...
  • Paperback Writers: Sillitoe's still running

    Paperback Writers: Sillitoe's still running
    Alan Sillitoe, now in his 80s, grew up in Nottingham, in the English midlands, in the kind of squalor and poverty that, a century earlier, gave Charles Dickens nightmares. Sillitoe's father was a violent drunk; his mother, on occasion, was forced to...
  • 'The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps' by William Styron

    'The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps' by William Styron
    The Suicide Run Five Tales of the Marine Corps William Styron Random House: 198 pp., $24 The business -- and I use the word advisedly -- of posthumous publication is a troubling one. We honor our dear dead. Yet there are certain kinds of attention...
  • Big to small screen

    "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" had all the makings of a hit, even without Arnold. But after just two shortened seasons, Fox pulled the plug on the blockbuster franchise's move to TV. Ratings had fallen to a series low by May, and it seemed the...