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  • Review: 'All Joy and No Fun' by Jennifer Senior

    Review: 'All Joy and No Fun' by Jennifer Senior
    I dreaded reading "All Joy and No Fun." Jennifer Senior's new book has the patina — and the subtitle, "The Paradox of Modern Parenthood" — of yet another polemic against the parenting culture as we know it. We are a nation of Tiger Moms...
  • Review: 'The Long Voyage' by Malcolm Cowley

     Review: 'The Long Voyage' by Malcolm Cowley
    Malcolm Cowley was one of the most important (and easily the most omnipresent) literary figures of the past century. Over a career that spanned eight decades (or, roughly speaking, from the Wilson to the Reagan administrations), he encouraged, befriended,...
  • New Haruki Murakami novel to be released in U.S. on Aug. 12

    New Haruki Murakami novel to be released in U.S. on Aug. 12
    Haruki Murakami’s next novel will be published in the United States on Aug. 12, A.A. Knopf announced Tuesday. “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage,” sold more than 1 million copies the first week of its release in...
  • Who thinks Haruki Murakami will win the Nobel Prize in literature?

    Who thinks Japanese writer Haruki Murakami will win the Nobel Prize in literature? British bettors do. British betting house Ladbrokes has Murakami as this year's favorite for the Nobel Prize in literature. The author of such books as "1Q84," "Norwegian...
  • Myanmar travel: Seeing Bagan, more before Westernization ruins it

    Myanmar travel: Seeing Bagan, more before Westernization ruins it
    BAGAN, Myanmar — Mr. Aye has a round, aged face and a wide, betel-nut-stained smile. Like many Burmese, he punctuates his speech with giggling, which can be alarming to a Westerner. "Just three years ago, hehehe," he says, "if I'd been seen...
  • Review: 'Roth Unbound' by Claudia Roth Pierpont

    Review: 'Roth Unbound' by Claudia Roth Pierpont
    "What is being done to silence this man?" At the risk of stealing the great first line from Claudia Roth Pierpont's immensely likable, generous and engrossing new critical biography of Philip Roth, “Roth Unbound: A Writer and His Books,”...
  • Sherman Alexie asks authors to sell books on Small Business Saturday

    Sherman Alexie asks authors to sell books on Small Business Saturday
    The Saturday after the Thanksgiving holiday has, in recent years, been dubbed “Small Business Saturday.” Last year, President Obama spent Small Business Saturday at a local independent bookstore in Virginia -- he and his daughters bought 15...
  • Fall book preview

    Fall book preview
    "What are we going to do?" Sloane asks in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," after climbing into his "borrowed" Ferrari convertible. "The question isn't 'what are we going to do,'" Ferris replies. "The question is 'what aren't we going to do?'" ------------...
  • Oscars 2014: Does the telecast have to be a joke fest?

    Oscars 2014: Does the telecast have to be a joke fest?
    So Ellen DeGeneres is set to host the 86th Academy Awards next week. Nothing against her or, for that matter, Billy Crystal (who has hosted nine telecasts), Whoopi Goldberg (who has hosted four) or Steve Martin (who has done three), but when was it...
  • After 'The Butler,' could Louis Armstrong be far behind for Whitaker?

    Maybe it's the ongoing success of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," or perhaps just the start of soulful autumnal nights, but something has put us in a jazzy, Louis Armstrong kind of mood. All of which is enough to make one wonder if "Something Wonderful," a...
  • Rare tiny neutrinos may have huge implications for astronomy

    Together, they contain a tiny fraction of the mass of a single electron. But the 28 neutrinos from deep space detected by an icy observatory beneath the South Pole promise a revolution in the study of the universe, scientists said Thursday. The...