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  • The Biblioracle: Stuck in the mid-list with you

    The Biblioracle: Stuck in the mid-list with you
    As the impact of the Internet and digital technology continues to treat publishing like an Etch-a-Sketch, seemingly redrawing its rules and parameters every other week, it's hard to know who is "winning" and who is "losing." According to Colin Robinson,...
  • Review: 'Andrew's Brain' by E.L. Doctorow

    Review: 'Andrew's Brain' by E.L. Doctorow
    Shortly after the 1975 release of E.L. Doctorow's novel "Ragtime," the novelist drew not only praise but fierce condemnation for inflecting historical figures and facts with the spin of fiction. As his critics then saw it, his genre-blurring book...
  • B.J. Novak on 'One More Thing'

    B.J. Novak on 'One More Thing'
    After eight years of serving as writer and co-executive producer of NBC's "The Office," B.J. Novak — who also played Ryan Howard on the show alongside Steve Carell and John Krasinski — is flexing his creative muscles. In addition to acting...
  • Merry Christmas: 10 pieces of advice worth regifting

    Merry Christmas: 10 pieces of advice worth regifting
    Merry Christmas. I'm so grateful for everyone reading all year 'round that I wish I could show up at every single reader's doorstep this morning at 5 with a cup of hot chocolate, your daily paper and a big hug. Unfortunately, that's not possible....
  • Cancer survivor conquers 37-mile bike ride up Maui volcano

    HALEAKALA, Hawaii — It's not getting any closer, I thought to myself, gazing at the 30-mile-wide mound of ancient lava in the distance. Nearly an hour into my ride I was pounding the pedals heading up the north slope of Maui's Haleakala, one of...
  • Men's holiday outfits are all about the tie

    It occurred to me after I wrote about holiday outfits for women a couple weeks ago that men don't have it so easy this season either. Now, most of the time I think you boys make a big fuss about nothing. Your trends last for 10 years, where ours are...
  • Q&A With Author Charles MacPherson, The Butler Speaks

    Q&A With Author Charles MacPherson, The Butler Speaks
    We may not have the luxury of actually employing a butler, but thanks to shows like "Downton Abbey" and "Upstairs Downstairs," and movies like "The Butler," we have become familiar with the idea of employing someone to manage the household. And though...
  • 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine's' Joe Lo Truglio talks Halloween episode

    'Brooklyn Nine-Nine's' Joe Lo Truglio talks Halloween episode
    It wouldn't be October if there weren't an onslaught of Halloween-themed programming to binge on.  Fox is getting into the spirit with a couple of its Tuesday comedies. Freshman comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which was recently picked up for a full...
  • Hallmark Channel announces first-ever 'Kitten Bowl'

    Hallmark Channel announces first-ever 'Kitten Bowl'
    Watch out, "Puppy Bowl," there's a new cuddly show vying for the eyeballs of animal loving sports fans on Super Bowl Sunday. It's Hallmark Channel's "Kitten Bowl," hosted by Howard Stern's wife, Beth Stern, and featuring John Sterling, the official...
  • Egyptian Theatre gets Looney with 'Chuck Jones 101'

    Egyptian Theatre gets Looney with 'Chuck Jones 101'
    Linda Jones considered herself "incredibly lucky" to have had a father like Chuck Jones, the Oscar-winning animation director of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies fame. "He was probably the best father anybody could have," said Linda Jones,...
  • Carol Burnett awarded Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    The stars shone bright on the red carpet in Washington D.C. on Sunday night as Carol Burnett was awarded the elite Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center. Some of comedy's most popular names appeared onstage to sing Burnett's...