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  • Toni Morrison celebrates life with friends

    Several weeks ago, I wrote about seeing award-winning poet Nikki Giovanni speak at TNCC. During that talk, Giovanni told us she was looking forward to an upcoming event at Virginia Tech to honor her friend, celebrated author Toni Morrison. The event,...
  • What to read in 2013

    What to read in 2013
    January Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
  • Now that's a wall of books

    Circle City Books in Pittsboro, N.C., has just completed an eye-catching mural: a side of a building covered in books. Huge, oversize books, with titles that even this myopic passerby could read. What's on it? Forty-eight titles, some of which are...
  • Richard Blanco discusses his Inauguration Day poetry reading

    Richard Blanco discusses his Inauguration Day poetry reading
    When Richard Blanco was named as the 2013 inaugural poet, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith said in an email that the White House had made an ideal choice, citing the scope of his poems, "their beautiful fidelity to private experience, to...
  • James DePreist dies at 76; artistic advisor to Pasadena Symphony

    James DePreist dies at 76; artistic advisor to Pasadena Symphony
    James DePreist, artistic advisor to the Pasadena Symphony and Pops and one of the few African American conductors to lead major orchestras in the United States and abroad, died Friday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 76. The cause was...
  • Monday’s Highlights: 'Castle' on ABC

     
    Monday’s Highlights: 'Castle' on ABC...
  • TV THIS WEEK: Feb. 12 - 18

     
    TV THIS WEEK: Feb. 12 - 18...
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’: Lindsay Lohan to host March 3

     
    "SNL" started with a devastating sketch ridiculing the culture insensitivity in media reports on New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin. But the best lines were served on "Weekend Update." Poehler's funniest joke: "It was reported that while on a trip to South...
  • Maya Rudolph charms as Beyonce, Michelle Obama on 'SNL'

     
    Maya Rudolph's "Saturday Night Live" success was due in part to one skit where she took on Beyonce, new daughter Blue Ivy and husband Jay-Z. With cast member Jay Pharoh, the spooftastic couple welcomed celeb friends like Prince, LL Cool J, Nicki MInaj and...
  • Arts on TV: 'Anything Goes'; 'Memphis'; Cab Calloway

     
    This week's Arts on TV includes 'Anything Goes'; 'Memphis'; Cab Calloway....
  • Arts on TV: 'Open Call'; 'The Phantom of the Opera'; Idina Menzel

     
    This week's Arts on TV includes 'Open Call'; 'The Phantom of the Opera'; Idina Menzel...