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  • Book Review: 'Fall Higher' by Dean Young

    Book Review: 'Fall Higher' by Dean Young
    Fall Higher Dean Young Copper Canyon Press: 105 pp., $22 "All the new thinking is about loss," Robert Hass begins his 1979 poem "Meditation at Lagunitas." Structuralism had put poets in a bind by arguing that words are meaningless symbols assigned...
  • Lincoln Center Theater Latest NYC Landmark To Have Bedbugs

    Lincoln Center Theater Latest NYC Landmark To Have Bedbugs
    Lincoln Center has some unwelcome patrons: bedbugs. New York City's pre-eminent performing arts center made the discovery in a dressing room of its David H. Koch Theater. It's the home of the New York City Ballet and the New York City Opera. The theater...
  • Candace Bushnell Carries on

    Candace Bushnell Carries on
    Candace Bushnell single-handedly created the modern chick-lit genre in 1997 with Sex and the City, a collection of essays based on her fabulous New York life, which included plenty of gossip, cocktails and designer bags and shoes. Of course, that book...
  • Rex Reed Talks Turkey (and About Turkeys) at Quick Center

    Rex Reed Talks Turkey (and About Turkeys) at Quick Center
      Outspoken movie critic and columnist Rex Reed at will speak 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29 as part of "Open Visions Forum" lecture series at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. His lecture is entitled "Hollywood Notebook:...
  • Magic Johnson-Led Group to Buy Dodgers for $2 Billion

    Magic Johnson-Led Group to Buy Dodgers for $2 Billion
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A group led by Lakers legend Magic Johnson emerged Tuesday night as the new owners of the Dodgers, ending months of uncertainty for the storied but troubled baseball franchise. Johnson, who guided the Lakers to five NBA...
  • Time has come for "spokesperson"

    Yesterday, when  a story came across the desk with spokesperson in it and I let it go through, I checked the Associated Press Stylebook, and, sure enough, the fossil prohibition against the word is still in the 2011 edition. The editors might change their...
  • Ryan Gosling saves pink-wigged British woman from gnarly taxi accident

    Ryan Gosling saves pink-wigged British woman from gnarly taxi accident
    Who needs People's Sexiest Man Alive title when you're a real-life superhero like Ryan Gosling? On Tuesday (April 3), the actor reportedly saved a woman from stepping off the pavement in front of a speeding taxi at a busy New York intersection. The woman...
  • Online post about refusal to pay fatal accident claim goes viral

    An online rant by a man whose sister was killed in a car crash in Baltimore went viral this week after he accused Progressive Advanced Insurance Co. of siding with the driver whose car hit his sister's vehicle in June 2010. Matt Fisher's Monday post on...
  • Hillary Clinton's campaign responds to article in Vanity Fair

    When reporters began to ask last weekend about a bruising profile of Bill Clinton that appears in the July issue of Vanity Fair magazine, the former president's aides struck back with this scathing rebuttal. To: Interested Parties From: Office of...
  • Commentary: Don't despair — fiction lives

    Commentary: Don't despair — fiction lives
    Put down that dragon tattoo girl. Stop catching up with Bree Tanner. You don't need any help from Kathryn Stockett. Forget about the latest from Scott Turow or David Mitchell or Charlaine Harris or Paul Auster or Rick Riordan or Stephen King. Novels are...
  • Boys, girls and 9/11

    It is time to consider a post-9/11 stupidity amnesty. Anybody who recalls the tidal wave of inane public speech that battered the country in the months after the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania, during what one writer...