| Mar 20, 2013
Ron Rash, one of America's most-admired contemporary Southern writers, is conscious of working in a venerable literary tradition that goes back through O'Connor, Welty and Faulkner.
But he notices modern trends, too, such as the recent emergence of...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:07 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2013
After a tense decade of air raid sirens, duck-and-cover drills and fears of Soviet superiority, hope for America came in an unlikely form in the late 1950s: a lanky, 23-year-old Texan with a head full of curls and huge hands that ranged across a piano...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:10 AM
As fans of "Breaking Bad" bade farewell to the critically acclaimed AMC drama series on Sunday evening, its star Bryan Cranston was otherwise engaged far from the show's New Mexico locations, playing President Lyndon B. Johnson in a stage production in...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Film critics are over the moon for "Gravity," director Alfonso Cuarón's orbital drama starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as a pair of astronauts stranded in space trying to find their way home. Since the movie's premiere at the Venice Film...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:48 PM
The next winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced Thursday morning in Stockholm.
In the United Kingdom, where you can wager on such things, the betting money is on Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. As of Monday morning, the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:41 PM
When he was president of Trinity College from 1995 to 2001, Evan S. Dobelle showed a real gift for strengthening the school and enhancing its role in the community. His legacy included new buildings, an enhanced global learning program, the championship...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:43 AM
A reader of The Baltimore Sun helpfully offers to point out a lapse in syntax: Your statement “…only bring in files..” should read “…bring in only files..” should it not? Rarely should the modifier “only&...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Much like the captain of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama, who was rescued by the U.S. Navy after his ship was set upon by Somali pirates in April 2009, "Captain Phillips" appears to have been in good hands. With Tom Hanks in front of the camera and Paul...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:41 PM
It was a steamy scene that never made it to screen.
The pilot for the CW's new drama, "Reign," originally featured a scene where a young handmaiden pleasures herself in an abandoned stairwell. That scene didn't make the final cut, though.
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Boston was a rough-and-tumble city when I knew it in my teens and early 20s. It was, as Seth Mnookin suggests in “Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love” (Mariner: 354 pp., $16 paper), defined by “the Combat Zone and Filene&...