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  • Review: 'Essays After Eighty' by Donald Hall

    Review: 'Essays After Eighty' by Donald Hall
    'In the morning, I turn on the coffee, glue in my teeth, take four pills, swallow Metamucil and wipe it off my beard, fasten a brace over my buckling knee ... then read the newspaper and drink black coffee," writes Donald Hall, former U.S. poet laureate...
  • Lyric Opera revives a 'Porgy' of glory and grit

    Lyric Opera revives a 'Porgy' of glory and grit
    For decades Lyric Opera shunned "Porgy and Bess," ignoring George Gershwin's self-described folk opera until well after the Metropolitan Opera and other important companies had put the musical establishment's seal of approval on the once-controversial...
  • What's coming up?

    What's coming up?
    From poetry readings to author fairs, there are plenty of opportunities this week to meet and chat with local authors.  - Thursday, 7 p.m. Award-winning author Jamie Quatro will speak at the College of William & Mary's Tucker Hall Theater as part of the...
  • Bob Dylan's epic rural retreat

    Bob Dylan's epic rural retreat
    In the long history of “lost” albums during the rock era, “The Basement Tapes” by Bob Dylan and future members of The Band ranks as the mother of them all. Who knew that the informal, one-take, slapdash recording sessions among...
  • FKA Twigs danced past her past into a new sound

    FKA Twigs danced past her past into a new sound
    After two drowsy EPs, FKA Twigs arrived this year with her first full-length album, "LP1" (Young Turks), an immersive shadow world of eerie soundscapes, disruptive noise and insinuating melody. It showcases an artist with an ability to create an entire...
  • Hartford Library Celebration Launching 'Hartford Through Time'

    Hartford Library Celebration Launching  'Hartford Through Time'
    A free celebration at the Hartford Public Library will launch "Hartford Through Time" ($22.95), a book published by the library's Hartford History Center. The launch party will be held Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Center, 500 Main St., Hartford....
  • Melancholy 'Measure'; Growlers touch greatness

    Full Measure T. Jefferson Parker St. Martin's Press; 276 pages The day I finished reading T. Jefferson Parker's "Full Measure," the Los Angeles Times published a lengthy story about the psychological state of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary...
  • Printers Row Picks: The best books of 2014

    Printers Row Picks: The best books of 2014
    We picked the best books from 2014 that stood out amongst the rest in a year filled with good literature. Here are our picks. The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham (Penguin, $29.95) Sex and anarchy! A...
  • Verses of note: The best poetry of 2014

    Verses of note: The best poetry of 2014
    Most of this year's high-profile poetry titles slid right off my eyeballs. Plus ça change. The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review regularly ignore exciting books like Robyn Schiff's "Revolver" and (my friend) Anthony Madrid's "I Am Your Slave...
  • Holiday TV programming is a feast for adventurous foodies

    Holiday TV programming is a feast for adventurous foodies
    Harley "Sauce Boss" Morenstein is Canadian, but he's always had a certain reverence for the American holiday of Thanksgiving. That may be because he's all about overindulgence, as his popular Epic Meal Time franchise attests in calorie-drenched detail....
  • Canton's First Poet Laureate Indulges Love Of Language And Nature

    Canton's First Poet Laureate Indulges Love Of Language And Nature
    CANTON — For Joan Hofmann, Canton's new town poet laureate, poetry was an itch that needed to be scratched. As a university professor and teacher, writing has been a central part of Hofmann's life for years. But in a recent interview, she said...