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  • 'Great Day' As Evacuations Lifted, Fight Continues Against Deadly Colorado Fire

    'Great Day' As Evacuations Lifted, Fight Continues Against Deadly Colorado Fire
    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- For over a week, officials related grim news on top of grim news about the fast-moving wildfire ravaging Colorado Springs, Colorado -- two dead, 346 homes lost, 32,000 forced evacuations, and all as crews fought gamely in the face of whipping winds and horrific heat.
  • Patti Smith wins National Book Award

     
    Iconic rocker Patti Smith has won the National Book Award for nonfiction for "Just Kids," her memoir of her close relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. The win took many by surprise. There was another surprise at the National Book Awards,...

    Cutting through the din of the dotcom age

    Cutting through the din of the dotcom age
    During the last decade, more than ever before, writers faced the challenge of cutting through the noise. The new millennium began with the enduring influence of W.G. Sebald: his marriage of word and image somewhere deep in the reader's subconscious; his...

    Patrick White's cruel visionaries

    Patrick White's cruel visionaries
    Patrick White, the first great novelist to come out of Australia, was born in 1912, won the Nobel Prize in 1973, died in 1990 and his work promptly dropped from fashion. His style of narrative-driven psychological modernism seemed outmoded, perhaps,...

    Battle of the New York literary balls

     
    This week, the Paris Review announced that it will hold its annual spring gala, the Revel, on April 13. Philip Roth -- whose first story was published in the magazine in 1958 -- will be presented with its Hadada Award....