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  • 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: 'The Art of Fielding' by Chad Harbach

    Book review: 'The Art of Fielding' by Chad Harbach
    The Art of Fielding A Novel Chad Harbach Little, Brown: 528 pp., $25.99 In terms of conjuring a shorthand for a certain American innocence, there are few delivery systems quite so direct as baseball. Touched on by a library's worth of authors...
  • Book Review: 'To Be Sung Underwater' by Tom McNeal

    Book Review: 'To Be Sung Underwater' by Tom McNeal
    To Be Sung Underwater A Novel Tom McNeal Little, Brown: 436 pp., $24.99 You can often tell where a musician has trained or with whom a painter has learned technique. In the case of the European masters, art historians looking at a particular work...
  • 'Everything Must Go'

    'Everything Must Go'
    Will Ferrell moderates his typical screen persona quite well to play a man whose life has collapsed around him on just about every possible count. While fighting inner demons, he's fired, his wife leaves him, and he's banished from his home - leaving...
  • Movie Review: Everything Must Go

     
    The unlikely combination of funnyman Will Ferrell and the boozy “dirty realism” of the great short story writer Raymond Carver pays offs in “Everything Must Go,” a sardonic look at hitting bottom before you can start the climb back...
  • Books by dudes for dudes, books by chicks for dudes

     
    Esquire's 75 books by dudes for dudes is three years old, but Joyland created a list of 250 books for dudes by chicks....
  • Tea Obreht wins the Orange Prize

     
    At 25, Tea Obreht is the youngest writer to win the Orange Prize for Fiction....
  • Everything Must Go: Lost and found

     
    I'm a sucker for a good tagline. Four or five carefully chosen words can convert me from “maybe, if I'm bored” to “definitely, opening weekend!” Sometimes I'm disappointed. Other times, I'm fulfilled. The tagline for Everything...
  • The Five Best Movies of the Summer

     
    “Everything Must Go” — A “great” Will Ferrell comedy? Timely, about a guy who has just lost his job, his wife and his place to live. A bleak Raymond Carver story about an alcoholic that works because it cast the shockingly...
  • The birth of a Twitter trend: #replacebooktitleswithbacon

     
    Lots of great book titles with bacon! And if you've seen too many go by on Twitter lately, blame Carolyn Kellogg and Elissa Schappell....
  • Theater review: 'The Christmas Present' at Sacred Fools Theater

     
    Guy Picot's dark British comedy "The Christmas Present" has its U.S. premiere at Sacred Fools Theater. Margaret Gray reviews....