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  • Paperback Writers: Sunlight and shadow in 'Los Angeles in the 1930s'

    Paperback Writers: Sunlight and shadow in  'Los Angeles in the 1930s'
    Created by FDR in 1935, in the depths of the Great Depression, the Federal Writers' Project (a small part of the wider Works Progress Administration) was a make-work agency that gave jobs to about 6,500 writers, editors and researchers before closing shop in 1943. The government, in other words, used taxpayers' money to pay small but welcome salaries to writers. Go figure.
  • Summer reading: Fiction, poetry

    Busy Monsters William Giraldi W.W. Norton: $24.95 When a mediocre writer's bride-to-be leaves him to search for a legendary giant squid, he treks across the continent seeking counsel from nefarious creatures on how to win back her affections. (August)...

    Charles Newell is on an amazing theatrical roll at Court Theatre

    Charles Newell is on an amazing theatrical roll at Court Theatre
    Charles Newell's office is spotless. Unnervingly tidy. Standing in it makes you feel as though you have intruded on a magazine photo shoot about anal-retentive work environments. His desk, which looks out onto 55th Street in Hyde Park, gleams: There's not...

    Christopher Shinn's "Now Or Later" Gets U.S. Premiere At Huntington

    Christopher Shinn's "Now Or Later" Gets U.S. Premiere At Huntington
    Christopher Shinn's political drama, "Now or Later," will have its U.S. premiere at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company this fall. Michael Wilson, former artistic director of Hartford Stage, will direct the play which runs Oct. 12 to Nov. 10 at the...

    'Invisible Man' headed to Washington, Boston

    The Studio Theatre inWashington, D.C. and the Huntington Theatre in Boston have announced that they both will be staging "The Invisible Man" during the 2012-13 season. Oren Jacoby's new stage adaptation of the Ralph Ellison novel premiered last fall at...