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  • Barney Rosset dies at 89; publisher fought censorship

    Barney Rosset, the renegade founder of Grove Press who fought groundbreaking legal battles against censorship and introduced American readers to such provocative writers as Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet, died Tuesday in...
  • Elaine Kaufman dies at 81; legendary proprietor of Manhattan writer's haunt

    Elaine Kaufman dies at 81; legendary proprietor of Manhattan writer's haunt
    Bill Bratton insists the steak tips on garlic toast weren't bad. But that's not to say he went to Elaine's on Manhattan's Upper East Side for the food. No one did. Elaine's was a scene, a clubhouse, an escape from the loneliness of the New York night...
  • Critic's Notebook: Under the influence of Hemingway

    Critic's Notebook: Under the influence of Hemingway
    For much of the 1980s, beginning when I was in college, I used to read a Hemingway book a year. The point was not self-improvement but rather a kind of exploration: What was it, exactly, about his writing that I'd missed? I had read "The Sun Also Rises"...
  • Book review: 'People Who Eat Darkness' is a masterful true crime tale

    Book review: 'People Who Eat Darkness' is a masterful true crime tale
    People Who Eat Darkness The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished From the Streets of Tokyo — and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up Richard Lloyd Parry FSG Originals: 464 pp., $16 paper Americans have an advantage in reading "People Who Eat...
  • The Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to David Guterson

     
    2011's Bad Sex in Fiction award went to David Guterson's "Ed King," a modern retelling of the Oedpius story....
  • Herzog: I'm pretty sure Jesus wouldn't favor capital punishment

     
    Werner Herzog's new film "Into the Abyss" explores the morality of capital punishment....
  • NYFW Fall 2012: Michael Bastian's wardrobe for the most-wanted list

     
    Michael Bastian's fall and winter 2012 collection was inspired by the extra man -- a.k.a. the escort or walker. The result is a dressy, dapper and ultra-luxe wardrobe for the man about town....
  • Barney Rosset: 'Most important' U.S. publisher of the 20th century

     
    In a remembrance, Book Critic David L. Ulin calls Barney Rosset, former head of Grove Press, "the most important American publisher of the 20th century."...
  • On Sunday: T.C. Boyle's basement, David Treuer and more

     
    A look at T.C. Boyle's papers that were in his basement but worth big money to the Ransom Center at the University of Texas....
  • Orlando Film Festival — the first big day of movies

     
    The Orlando Film Festival kicked off last night (not the only festival in the region whose opening night film wasn't all that), but it really gets underway at noon today, with a full slate of showings all afternoon and evening at the Plaza Cinema Cafe....
  • Orlando Film Festival — walk up, see a free movie

     
    The Orlando Film Festival is off and running at the downtown Plaza Cinema Cafe. I ducked in there this afternoon to take the temperature of the festival, which runs through Sunday. For daytime screenings, at least, you don't even need to reserve a ticket....