| Jul 2, 2011
Boozy, boorish and self-besotted, the world-famous writer in Woody Allen's current hit film, "Midnight in Paris," is kind of a clown. And, as played by actor Corey Stoll, he's an instantly recognizable replica of the author of "The Sun Also Rises" and...
| Nov 13, 2011
Robert Stone was a healthy baby until he was 13 months old. Then, over three or four days, he became unresponsive and lost the use of his limbs. His bewildered parents put him through one medical test after another, each yielding inconclusive results....
| Sep 6, 2011
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Queen of the Sun
Sept. 10, 6 p.m., $5. Artspace, 50 Orange St., New Haven. 203-772-2709, artspacenh.org.
The Magic Trip
Sept. 14, 9 p.m. Bijou Theatre 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. 203-332-3228, thebijoutheatre.org.
The Big Lebowksi
Sept. 10, 7 p....
| May 22, 2011
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)...
| Jun 19, 2011
The Hair of Harold Roux
Introduction by Andre Dubus III, afterword by Ann Joslin Williams
Bloomsbury: 384 pp., $15 paper
Thomas Williams' novel "The Hair of Harold Roux" occupies a peculiar limbo of the lost: Published in...
| Mar 7, 2008
Robert julian's little neighborhood is on the southwest side of Palm Springs, where the San Jacinto Mountains begin to rise from the desert floor like the spires of a great cathedral.
Warm Sands is an older neighborhood, a mix of vintage ranches and...
| Dec 5, 2008
For years the Sundance Film Festival has featured a smattering of big-time stars in its smaller movies. But January's gathering might have more recognizable faces than most Sundance red carpets in recent memory -- Jim Carrey, Richard Gere, William Hurt,...
| Oct 5, 2008
ED MCCLANAHAN may be the most unlikely counterculture writer of them all. A Kentucky native, he went to Stanford University in 1962 as a Stegner Fellow, part of a class that included Ken Kesey, Tillie Olson, Larry McMurtry and Robert Stone. He set his...
| Dec 9, 2007
By Richard Rayner
"He had the build of a plunging halfback, with big shoulders and a neck like the stump of a Douglas fir," wrote Malcolm Cowley, who taught Ken Kesey in a writing class at Stanford in 1960. "Chapters of a novel were read aloud in a...
| Nov 16, 2009
| 8:32 AM
A Marist College student died Friday when he fell while climbing a steep flight of stairs leading to an ancient church in Rome, Italy.
Robert Stone, 19, was sightseeing at the time of the accident with his roommate and roommate's father said Marist...
| Aug 22, 2009
An endearing aspect of "The Da Vinci Code" phenomenon has been the creation of a new kind of action man. The boffin-as-hero, exemplified by Robert Langdon, marks a change from the traditional male adventurers of page and screen: the gun-toting muscleman,...