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  • Ursula K. Le Guin will receive National Book Foundation award

    Ursula K. Le Guin will receive National Book Foundation award
    Science fiction-fantasy legend Ursula K. Le Guin will be awarded the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the group announced Tuesday. Le Guin, 84, will be the 27th winner of the medal and the second science...
  • Virginia Symphony continues free outdoor concerts this week

    The unofficial start of the Virginia Symphony season has been in full swing with a terrific lineup of free outdoor concerts throughout Hampton Roads. The series began with four concerts over the Labor Day weekend in Williamsburg, Yorktown, Hampton and...
  • 'Neutrino' author gets a big bang out of a really small thing

    Sheldon Cooper, top nerd on "The Big Bang," jokes about neutrinos. So did John Updike in the witty short poem "Cosmic Gall," printed in 1960 in the New Yorker. But Canadian astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana suggests we take them seriously indeed in...
  • Review: 'Updike' by Adam Begley

     Review: 'Updike' by Adam Begley
    In his new biography, "Updike," Adam Begley examines John Updike's life and work from childhood to Harvard, his stint at The New Yorker to his newfound notoriety after the publication of his racy 1968 novel, "Couples." Begley follows Updike through two...
  • 'Cosmos' recap: Deeper and deeper still

    'Cosmos' recap: Deeper and deeper still
    Things get small — really small — in this week’s episode of "Cosmos," which tackles the unseen universe at the atomic scale, from the teeming ecosystem inside a single dewdrop and the intricate machinery inside a plant’s cells,...
  • Review: 'The Dream of the Great American Novel' by Lawrence Buell

    Review: 'The Dream of the Great American Novel' by Lawrence Buell
    This is an ambitious work about an enduring ambition — "The Dream of the Great American Novel." As Lawrence Buell's title suggests, there's something both wide-eyed and not-quite-actual about the idea of the G.A.N., an abbreviation first coined by...
  • Bookslut launches the Daphne award: What's the best book of 1963?

    Bookslut launches the Daphne award: What's the best book of 1963?
    In an effort to correct the missteps of literary history, Bookslut has launched the Daphne, a prize for the best book published 50 years ago. Sure, there was a National Book Award in 1963 -- but Bookslut thinks it went to the wrong title. "Book awards,...
  • Great reads for dads

    Great reads for dads
    Father's Day is Sunday, and as always, I'm on the lookout for books that make great gifts. This year, I thought it would be fun to ask several dads around the Daily Press newsroom for suggestions. Here's what they had to say. From entertainment staff...
  • Carver senior wins national art award

    Carver senior wins national art award
    Like many artists before her, Lisa Su has found inspiration from the intricate patterns and textures found in nature: the red seeds from the inside of a pomegranate, barnacles adhering to a rock. Yet the materials she uses are not beautiful or intricate....
  • The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit

    The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit
    Do you know the Mount Rushmore game? Essentially, you pick a category like, say, candy bars and decide which of them belongs on the candy bar Mount Rushmore. (For the record, the answer is: Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Twix and Kit Kat.)...
  • Review: 'Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore' by Walter Mosley

     Review: 'Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore' by Walter Mosley
    In 2007's "Blonde Faith," fans of Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins mysteries had a fright. They could never be sure, but it looked like Rawlins, an imperfect man driven to right the world's wrongs, was dead. Fate and Mosley weren't that cruel, and Rawlins...