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  • Annoyingly talented

    Annoyingly talented
    You know what's annoying? Experimental short stories. You know what else is annoying? Adam Levin. He is 35 and grew up on the North Shore. He is talented and can't do anything half- way, which makes him frustratingly, endearingly bold, the twin...
  • Midwestern lit: Plain-spoken

    Midwestern lit: Plain-spoken
    I recently took one of those online quizzes to test your accent, and it declared, accurately, that I come from the "Central U.S." The test said my accent is essentially no accent, the one that's employed by television news anchors, who are supposed to...
  • Southbridge Commons Book Club

    Southbridge Commons Book Club
    We have 24 members who are all residents of the Southbridge Commons subdivision in Northbook. Our first book was "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. Since then, we have met 79 times and read 72 books. We meet in our homes. The hostess for the month...
  • Rudin-Norris spat rivets Broadway

    In a blockbuster scoop this morning that had Broadway people choking on their cornflakes, New York Post columnist Michael Riedel reported that the powerful New York producer Scott Rudin had angrily pulled the plug on his upcoming Broadway production of...
  • Critic's Notebook: Essays tiptoe up to grab us unawares

    Critic's Notebook: Essays tiptoe up to grab us unawares
    Essays sneak up on us. They are — or often feel — accidental: the record of a writer wrestling with an idea, an observation, a slice of experience, of a writer figuring it out. They have a conditional quality, as if they could go in any...
  • D.T. Max takes on the life of David Foster Wallace

     D.T. Max takes on the life of David Foster Wallace
    D.T. Max knew what he was getting into when he decided to write a biography of David Foster Wallace. In March 2009, he published a long piece in the New Yorker about Wallace's suicide and the author's inability to finish "The Pale King," the novel left...
  • Writers, including Jonathan Franzen, rally for novelist Charles Bock and his family

     
    Writers Jonathan Franzen, Rick Moody, Gary Shteyngart and Mary Gaitskill rally to help Charles Bock and his family....
  • The Morning News announces Tournament of Books contenders

     
    The Tournament of Books 2011 announces its books and judges. Will anyone be Andrew W.K. this year?...
  • Jonathan Franzen, Barbara Demick among 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award finalists [Updated]

     
    The 2010 National Book Critics Circle Awards finalists include Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and Nothing to Envy by the LA Times' Barbara Demick....
  • Digital Book World: Where do libraries and ebooks meet?

     
    Libraries and ebooks discussed at Digital Book World in NY....
  • Bookstore of the week: Borders in Pasadena

     
    Bookstore of the week: Borders in Pasadena....