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  • Aiming for Julia's glory?

    Aiming for Julia's glory?
    Julia Child had a problem in 1960. After spending much of the previous decade wrestling a book of French recipes for Americans into shape, she was stuck on what to call it. Suggestions, 45 or so, came and went without a winner. Finally, Judith Jones,...
  • 'Outside Shot' by Keith O'Brien is no 'Friday Night Lights'

    'Outside Shot' by Keith O'Brien is no 'Friday Night Lights'
    The story line seems the same. Just change the sport from football to basketball, and the states from Texas to Kentucky. Keith O'Brien's new book, "Outside Shot: Big Dreams, Hard Times, and One County's Quest for Basketball Greatness," is the basketball...
  • Review: 'Chocolates for Breakfast' by Pamela Moore

    Review: 'Chocolates for Breakfast' by Pamela Moore
    In 1956, Pamela Moore set a high bar for scandalous fiction with her debut "Chocolates for Breakfast," a harrowing coming-of-age tale tracing 15-year-old Courtney Farrell's journey from boarding school to Hollywood to New York's jet-setting society. The...
  • Michael Robbins on reviewing

    Michael Robbins on reviewing
    No one dreams of being a book reviewer when he grows up. You might dream of writing poems or novels or essays or even, if you are perennially picked last for teams in gym class, literary criticism (“We don't want Robbins, you can have an extra...
  • 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...
  • Review: 'Don't Kiss Me' by Lindsay Hunter

    Review: 'Don't Kiss Me' by Lindsay Hunter
    The fictional universe of Lindsay Hunter, author of the debut collection “Don't Kiss Me,” is at once both repelling and mesmerizing. Written as intense bursts of flash-fiction, the stories are visceral; they unsettle, shock, provoke. Hunter,...
  • Ty Burr, author of 'Gods Like Us,' discusses the evolution of stardom

    Ty Burr, author of 'Gods Like Us,' discusses the evolution of stardom
    Hollywood makes movies, of course, but just as important — or maybe more so — it makes stars. But as Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr argues in “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame,” the manufacture and maintenance of...
  • The new political science

    The new political science
    Sasha Issenberg's "The Victory Lab" is a groundbreaking look at how computer data, analysis and the application of behavioral science changed the way campaigns are run in this country. A former political correspondent for the Boston Globe, Issenberg...
  • Review: "A Curious Man" by Neal Thompson

    In 1933, Robert Ripley crash-landed into Chicago, opening his first "Odditorium" exhibition at the World's Fair. At the showing, writes Neal Thompson in “A Curious Man,” a fascinating and fun biography of the "Believe It or Not!" creator,...
  • For Aaron Hernandez, Trouble A Persistent Opponent

    For Aaron Hernandez, Trouble A Persistent Opponent
    Aaron Hernandez once said that rejecting UConn to play football for the University of Florida was the best decision he ever made — in part because it allowed him to get away from his hometown of Bristol. While Hernandez might have tried to flee...
  • Aaron Hernandez indicted on murder charge by grand jury

    Aaron Hernandez was indicted on first-degree murder charge Thursday by a Massachusetts grand jury. Hernandez, a Pro Bowl tight end released by the New England Patriots in June upon his arrest on murder and weapons charges, has pleaded not guilty to...