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  • Sarasota Film Fest lineup — Christopher Plummer, Geena Davis, Harry Connick Jr.

     
    This year's Sarasota Film Festival will be star-studded and action packed, with a performance by Harry Connick, Jr. and his orchestra, and appearances by Oscar winner Geena Davis and screen legend and Oscar nominee Christopher Plummer. Their opening night film
  • 'Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone'

    'Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone'
    Bitter Spring A Life of Ignazio Silone Stanislao G. Pugliese Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 426 pp., $35 "Fontamara" and "Bread and Wine," Ignazio Silone's passionate novels of peasant life and political awakening, are iconic works for anyone who...

    Discoveries: 'Gold Boy, Emerald Girl' by Yiyun Li

    Discoveries: 'Gold Boy, Emerald Girl' by Yiyun Li
    Plus 'At Home With Andre and Simone Weil' by Sylvie Weil; 'Framing Innocence' by Lynn Powell. Gold Boy, Emerald Girl Stories Yiyun Li Random House: 221 pp., $25 Some books leave you hungry. Perhaps it is the overwhelming loneliness of many of Yiyun...

    The lost art of reading

    The lost art of reading
    Sometime late last year -- I don't remember when, exactly -- I noticed I was having trouble sitting down to read. That's a problem if you do what I do, but it's an even bigger problem if you're the kind of person I am. Since I discovered reading, I've...

    Author Susan Sontag Dies

    Susan Sontag, one of America's most influential intellectuals, internationally renowned for the passionate engagement and breadth of her critical intelligence and her ardent activism in the cause of human rights, died today of leukemia. She was 71. The...