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  • Baseball: Lucas Giolito vs. Michael Wacha

     From the Washington Post comes an intriguing story about two pitchers available in the 2012, draft: former Harvard-Westlake pitcher Lucas Giolito and now the star of the St. Louis Cardinals staff, Michael Wacha. The Washington Nationals could have...
  • Q&A: Jim Elledge on 'Henry Darger, Throwaway Boy'

    Q&A: Jim Elledge on 'Henry Darger, Throwaway Boy'
    As much as we're fascinated by the art of Henry Darger — the self-taught artist whose life's work was discovered in his Chicago apartment after his death in 1973 — it has always made us more than a wee bit queasy. His thousands of drawings,...
  • Ring Lardner's work on display in 'Stories & Other Writings'

    Ring Lardner's work on display in 'Stories & Other Writings'
    “Dying is easy; comedy is hard,” British actor Edmund Kean is said to have observed as he lay on his deathbed. Harder still is dissecting why something makes us laugh. And hardest yet might be parsing the genius of a humorist such as Ring...
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin on 'The Bully Pulpit'

    Doris Kearns Goodwin on 'The Bully Pulpit'
    With the possible exception of Robert Caro, who has spent the bulk of his long career documenting the career of a single president (Lyndon Johnson), the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is perhaps America's best-known chronicler of our most interesting...
  • Edwidge Danticat on 'Claire of the Sea Light'

    Edwidge Danticat on 'Claire of the Sea Light'
    Writers have their special places, and places have their special writers. In this sense, Edwidge Danticat and Haiti belong to each other. In book after book — from the novel “Breath, Eyes, Memory” (1994) and the short-story collection...
  • Q&A: Elizabeth Gilbert on 'The Signature of All Things'

    Q&A: Elizabeth Gilbert on 'The Signature of All Things'
    Elizabeth Gilbert is of course best known for “Eat, Pray, Love” (2006), the megaselling memoir that was made into a popular 2010 film with Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem. But Gilbert's first love was fiction, to which she makes a triumphant...
  • Q&A: Donna Tartt on 'The Goldfinch'

    Q&A: Donna Tartt on 'The Goldfinch'
    Novelist Donna Tartt doesn't publish very often — her engrossing new book, “The Goldfinch,” is her first since 2002's “The Little Friend,” which itself trailed her wildly popular fictional debut, “The Secret History,&...
  • Two former Navy football players face court-martial in alleged sexual assault

    Two former Navy football players face court-martial in alleged sexual assault
    The superintendent of the Naval Academy has referred two former members of the Navy football team to a court-martial on charges that they sexually assaulted a fellow midshipman while she was incapacitated at a party in Annapolis, the academy said...
  • Q&A: Jamie Ford on 'Songs of Willow Frost'

    Q&A: Jamie Ford on 'Songs of Willow Frost'
    In his first novel, the surprise best-seller “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” (2009), Jamie Ford told the story of a Chinese-American boy and his romance with a Japanese-American girl while her people were interned during World War...
  • Mark Fainaru-Wada, Steve Fainaru on 'League of Denial'

    Mark Fainaru-Wada, Steve Fainaru on 'League of Denial'
    While the National Football League remains the most successful sports entity in America, its foundations are being shaken by a looming health crisis. For more than two decades, evidence has been mounting that concussions associated with playing football...
  • Amy Grace Loyd on 'Affairs of Others' and the writing process

    Amy Grace Loyd on 'Affairs of Others' and the writing process
    Like many people in the publishing world, Amy Grace Loyd always wanted to be a writer. But unlike most of her colleagues, Loyd has managed to make her ultimate goal — publishing her own fiction, rather than someone else’s — a reality....