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  • Album review: Kid Cudi, 'Man on the Moon'

     
    In the middle of "Enter Galactic (Love Connection Part 1)," one of the few flirtatious songs on his moody, supercool new album, art rapper Kid Cudi asks a pertinent question. "If you can't do what you imagine, then what is......
  • Small Beer's daily planner for writers

     
    The Massachusetts-based Small Beer Press has announced that its 2010 planner for writers is coming. The digital version is available now, and those who want to preview the calendar can peek at the month of March. I know some writers......
  • National Book Awards include McCann, Eggers, Vidal

     
    The National Book Award for Fiction went to Colum McCann for his novel "Let the Great World Spin," a story of New York in 1974 that doubles as an allegory of 9/11. It was the final award at the black-tie......
  • The Smithsonian Channel honors Black History Month

     
    "The Smithsonian Channel is honoring the legacy of African Americans throughout February with programming dedicated to Black History Month. Smithsonian Channel will shed light on some of the people who have helped shape our nation. "The documentary, "Soul...
  • Critic's Picks: Ann Powers list of recommended Coachella performers

     
    Some things about Coachella are obvious. The headliners deliver, and this year they're particularly pro: rap's Warren Buffett, Jay-Z, and stadium rock saviors Muse, plus the multimedia blitz of Gorillaz. The bill's middle is packed with great stuff that...
  • Reasons to shiver: New in paperback

    "The Paris Review Interviews, Vol. III" edited by Philip Gourevitch (Picador) "Have you found any professional criticism of your work illuminating or helpful? Edmund Wilson, for example?" asks Julian Jebb, the guy sent by the Paris Review to interview...
  • Mayor: Contractor damaged jazz great's statue

    Mayor: Contractor damaged jazz great's statue
    With Louis Armstrong's birthday festival less than a month away, jazz fans and art lovers were distraught to hear that a careless contractor had damaged his statue in Armstrong Park. "I'm so disturbed, I can't tell you, " said Phoebe Jacobs, vice...
  • Writers as rogues and role models

    Early in his career, an aspiring novelist faces a moment when he must decide to take his vocation seriously or else remain a dreamer, unpublished and unconsidered. Michael Mewshaw's occurred in the office of legendary Random House editor Albert Erskine....
  • Walter Mosley's Secret Stories

    Midafternoon, and we are sailing. The wide span of Century Boulevard seems vast in its possibilities, a seductive expanse with room to roam or expand. At quick glimpse, it is sparkling, but a brief pause at a light reveals something quite different--a...