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  • Book Review: 'Otherwise Known as the Human Condition' by Geoff Dyer

    Book Review: 'Otherwise Known as the Human Condition' by Geoff Dyer
    Otherwise Known as the Human Condition Selected Essays and Reviews Geoff Dyer Graywolf: 422 pp., $18 paper "Almost as soon as I began writing for magazines and newspapers," Geoff Dyer tells us in the introduction to "Otherwise Known as the Human...
  • Book review: 'I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections' by Nora Ephron

    Book review: 'I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections' by Nora Ephron
    I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections Nora Ephron Alfred A. Knopf: 142 pp., $22.95 It's good to be Nora Ephron. When you're Nora Ephron, you can get Meryl Streep, who once played a fictionalized version of you, to star as Julia Child in your...
  • Book Review: 'Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag' by Sigrid Nunez

    Book Review: 'Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag' by Sigrid Nunez
    Sempre Susan A Memoir of Susan Sontag Sigrid Nunez Atlas & Co.: 140 pp., $20 When novelist Sigrid Nunez accepted a part-time job helping Susan Sontag cope with correspondence that had built up during her first bout with cancer, she thought that she'...
  • Novelist's remembrance of mentor Susan Sontag

    Novelist's remembrance of mentor Susan Sontag
    When novelist Sigrid Nunez accepted a part-time job helping Susan Sontag cope with correspondence that had built up during her first bout with cancer, she thought that she'd found exactly the job she needed: one that would not interfere with her own...
  • A study of silence and separation

    A study of silence and separation
    “Curious Silence” at the Brand Library Art Gallery is an exploration of types and causes of silence. The premise of the exhibition is an essay, printed in the exhibition brochure, written by A.S. Hamrah, a contributing artist who delineates...
  • Barney Rosset dies at 89; publisher fought censorship

    Barney Rosset, the renegade founder of Grove Press who fought groundbreaking legal battles against censorship and introduced American readers to such provocative writers as Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet, died Tuesday in...
  • From Punk to Porn: James Wolcott reminds us why the 70s were so loud, weird, smelly and perverse

    From Punk to Porn: James Wolcott reminds us why the 70s were so loud, weird, smelly and perverse
    James Wolcott WSHU Presents “Join the Conversation” with the writer, blogger and cultural critic. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., University Commons, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, sacredheart.edu It takes talent to pivot, the way James...
  • Review: 'Our Kind of People' details AIDS crisis in Africa

     Review: 'Our Kind of People' details AIDS crisis in Africa
    -------------------- Our Kind of People A Continent's Challenge, A Country's Hope Uzodinma Iweala Harper: 228 pp., $24.99 -------------------- About halfway through "Our Kind of People: A Continent's Challenge, A Country's Hope," a stunning inquiry...
  • How to make local TV news better: 'More' is more.

     
    Why do I watch the late local news on TV? I tell myself it's for professional reasons — a guy in my position has to keep up. But the truth is, I watch for the same reason I suspect many......
  • Christopher Hitchens on Osama bin Laden

     
    Christopher Hitchens has published an essay on Osama bin Ladne, "The Enemy." with Amazon as a Kindle Single....
  • Art review: 'Paul Thek: Diver, a Retrospective' at UCLA Hammer Museum

     
    In the New York art world, Paul Thek has been a cult figure for about as many years as he was a practicing artist. Susan Sontag dedicated her influential 1966 book of collected criticism, "Against Interpretation," to him, and it's......