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  • 25 years after the Salman Rushdie fatwa, how is free expression faring?

    25 years after the Salman Rushdie <i>fatwa</i>, how is free expression faring?
    Twenty-five years ago, in 1989, four big things happened that still shape our world. The Berlin Wall came down, and with it the empire that Vladimir Putin would love to restore. The Tiananmen Square massacre launched China on a new trajectory, which has made it what it is today. A then little-known British scientist named Tim Berners-Lee invented what would become the World Wide Web. And Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini delivered his fatwa on Salman Rushdie.
  • Salman Rushdie to be awarded PEN/Pinter Prize

    Salman Rushdie to be awarded PEN/Pinter Prize
    The PEN/Pinter Prize, awarded annually to a writer who shows a "fierce intellectual determination ... to define the real truth of our lives and our societies," will go to Salman Rushdie, the organization announced Friday. Rushdie will be presented with...

    Ray Davies' new album is a collaborative effort

    Ray Davies' new album is a collaborative effort
    "The wonderful thing about making records is something comes out you never expected," explains Ray Davies, who knows of what he speaks. In nearly five decades as leader of one of rock's great bands, the Kinks, and as a solo artist, Davies has been...

    Remarkable Woman: Christine Sneed

    Remarkable Woman: Christine Sneed
    Christine Sneed has spent much of her life writing—short stories, mostly, and poetry. And for nearly 20 years, her rewards were small. Some were published in prestigious literary journals, but many more didn't make it. One short story, "Quality...

    The Oscar menu: Puck plans a small-plates party for the Governors Ball

    The Oscar menu: Puck plans a small-plates party for the Governors Ball
    After the Oscars, dessert will be served in 3-D at the Governors Ball this year. Spago pastry chef Sherry Yard has created an Austrian chocolate cake that resembles a staircase leading to a giant edible Oscar statuette that is iced in a way that makes...