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  • Q&A: Donna Tartt on 'The Goldfinch'

    Q&A: Donna Tartt on 'The Goldfinch'
    Novelist Donna Tartt doesn't publish very often — her engrossing new book, “The Goldfinch,” is her first since 2002's “The Little Friend,” which itself trailed her wildly popular fictional debut, “The Secret History,&...
  • Math concepts in 'A Parallelogram' a challenge to some audiences

    Math concepts in 'A Parallelogram' a challenge to some audiences
    A refresher course in high school geometry isn't a prerequisite for "A Parallelogram," the play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Norris running at the Mark Taper Forum. But it certainly wouldn't hurt. The four actors in Norris' strange, ambiguous domestic...
  • What your 'unread books' list reveals

    What your 'unread books' list reveals
    I could tell you that I loved "The Portrait of a Lady," "War and Peace” and “Pride and Prejudice,” but, really, what's the point? Among book lovers of my general description (female, 40-something, recovering English major) these books...
  • Junot Diaz is a Poetry Genius

    Junot Diaz is a Poetry Genius
    Rap Genius is a deceptively simple idea started by three friends from Yale: a website where users could make their own pop-up annotations to the lyrics of their favorite rap songs, with the most popular crowd-sourced explanations rising to the top. For...
  • The Miami Book Fair 2010: A Visit From the Good Squad

    The lineup for the 27th Miami Book Fair International is as impressive as any I’ve seen. Catering to readers with both catholic and provincial tastes in literature, the Book Fair is also the rare event that would present the hawkish ex-president ...
  • What's to like about Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and Arcade Fire's The Suburbs?

    What's to like about Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and Arcade Fire's The Suburbs?
    A few months back, Salon book critic Laura Miller posted an essay titled “Why must a novel’s characters be likable?” that was spurred by her reading of Jonathan Franzen’s widely heralded and exhaustingly debated novel Freedom,...
  • Controversial Author Jodi Picoult comes to Sacred Heart

    Jodi Picoult Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield. Mon., Jan. 24. 7 p.m. $15. (203) 371-7908, www.edgertoncenter.org Over the course of her 19-year career, Jodi Picoult has become one of the most...
  • National Book Critics Circle finalists include Chicago writers

    National Book Critics Circle finalists include Chicago writers
    You know you are in the midst of award season when it seems that new finalists and winners are being announced every week. Considering the onslaught of recent medal announcements and award ceremonies, we can definitely say that the season is now upon us....
  • Digital Book World Conference heralds a new 'golden age'

    Digital Book World Conference heralds a new 'golden age'
    A clear and energetic optimism on the state of the industry was in the air this week at the Digital Book World Conference in New York. In 2010, e-book sales rose by around 400% and pulled in almost $1 billion in sales. Madeline McIntosh, Random House's...
  • The Buckingham Book Club

    The Buckingham Book Club
    Our book club is a 17-member city book club, begun 16 years ago in The Buckingham Condominium on East Randolph Street, evolving to include friends from other buildings. We mostly focus on current culture, a delightful example being "Major Pettigrew's...
  • Winter Books: Jonathan Franzen's 'Freedom' is, duh, the Novel of the Year

    When Jonathan Franzen’s doorstop-sized Freedom was released early this fall, it did so with an accompanying hype-storm so large and impressive that it threatened to blot out how unbelievable the actual novel was. To wit: He was the first living...