| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:46 AM
To those who knew him, Abdul Qadim Patyal, the 32-year-old deputy governor of Kandahar province, was a rarity among Afghan officials: a politician with the soul of a poet.
Patyal, a well-known writer, was gunned down Sunday while sitting in a Kandahar...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 8:55 AM
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....
| Nov 23, 2014
| 5:20 AM
BAGHDAD Khalid Ali Mustapha and his friends were arguing. Not about the issues of the day, like the latest Islamic State atrocity or how plummeting oil prices and corruption are straining Iraq's exchequer. The dispute was over a poem about unrequited...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 9:58 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:49 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 7:22 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:20 AM
PHILADELPHIA The question has lingered in song since it was first posed in the 1960s:
How many roads must a man walk down before he becomes the subject of a major university archive devoted to helping researchers discern the meaning of his every move and...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 7:54 AM
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...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 8:10 PM
If Hugh Jackman decided to headline a musical tribute to the Yellow Pages, Broadway theatergoers would line up around Times Square. But the Tony-winning song-and-dance man/"X-Men" franchise star's latest project is one that is likely to elude whole swaths...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 4:22 PM
By Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic, $18.99)
This fourth — stand-alone — chapter in the "Shiver "series follows Cole St. Clair and Isabel to LA. These two secondary characters finally have their time to shine in this touching and...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The bullet screamed out of the barrel of a silver-plated handgun, tearing through his left eye, his nasal canal, the optic nerve in his right eye. He fell to the barroom floor.
Everything was dark and he waited for death. So did the paramedics; he heard...