| May 14, 2012
C. David Heymann, a bestselling biographer whose titillating accounts of famous lives often were criticized as inaccurate or dishonest, including a book on heiress Barbara Hutton that was recalled because of factual disputes, has died. He was 67.
| Oct 3, 2010
An occasional look at classic reissues…
The Tree by John Fowles with a new introduction by Barry Lopez (Ecco: 94 pp., $13.99 paper) "The key to my fiction," wrote Fowles in 1979 when this essay was first published, "lies in my...
| Aug 27, 2011
An Idaho resort hotel's verdure is not the wild tumble around W.S. Merwin's beloved Hawaiian home, but disciplined grass and orderly stands of trees. Not, perhaps, the sort of trees Merwin had in mind when he wrote, "On the last day of the world I would...
| May 30, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Kickoff Weekend
June 1-3, Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, (860) 677-4787, hillstead.org.
It would be hard to find a more accomplished living poet in the world today than Richard Wilbur. In addition to...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 7:23 AM
The 2012-13 Yale Repertory Theatre season will feature three world premieres by Sarah Ruhl, David Adjmi and a collaboration by Bill Camp and Robert Woodruff, based on a Rainer Werner Fassbinder film.
Oscar-nominee ("Sideways") and Emmy Award-winner ("...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 6:36 PM
If conductor Jeffrey Kahane led the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with even more vim and vigor than usual during last weekend's concert at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, he had good reason.
The program of new and familiar music on Saturday, April 21...
| May 2, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Risselle "Rikki" Fleisher, a former general counsel to the Maryland Commission on Human Relations who was a legal advocate in civil rights cases, died Tuesday of breast cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. The Bethany Beach, Del., resident was 77.
| Nov 11, 2007
Careers have arcs. Writers develop and change, as evidenced by "I Explain a Few Things: Selected Poems" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 360 pp., $16), a new bilingual anthology of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman" (Vintage:...
| Jan 16, 2009
W.D. Snodgrass, the prolific, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who had a nearly 40-year teaching career, has died in upstate New York. He was 83.
His family said he died Tuesday at his home in Erieville, N.Y., just east of Syracuse, after a four-month...
| Jan 11, 2009
Journals & Notebooks
edited by David Rieff
Farrar, Straus & Giroux:
318 pp., $25
In September 2006, an excerpt of Susan Sontag's diaries, edited by her son, David Rieff, was published in the New York Times magazine,...
| Feb 1, 2009
It was Tuesday, May 30, 1922, the day of the dedication of the solemn and splendid memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington, and the ceremony on the Mall featured speeches by President Warren Harding and Chief Justice William Howard Taft.