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  • 'Mad Men' recap: A little something on the side

     
    On "Mad Men," Megan's decision to leave the agency creates trouble for Peggy....
  • Elizabeth Alexander's Poems Explore the Black American Experience

    Elizabeth Alexander writes poems of elegant simplicity about the black American experience. Author of five books of poetry and two books of essays and chair of the African American Studies Department at Yale, she’s probably best known for her poem...
  • Book reviews: 'Prose,' 'Poems' and 'The Complete Correspondence'

    Book reviews: 'Prose,' 'Poems' and 'The Complete Correspondence'
    Prose Elizabeth Bishop, edited by Lloyd Schwartz Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 493 pp., $20 paper Poems Elizabeth Bishop, edited by Saskia Hamilton Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 339 pp., $16 paper Elizabeth Bishop and the New Yorker The Complete...
  • Bookmark: Inscriptions tell their own stories

    The first house I owned was quite small, but it came with a wonderfully mysterious basement. Among the treasures housed therein was a wringer washer, a green metal cabinet that opened with a deliciously coffin-like squeal and a collection of textbooks...
  • Abnormal the norm at Red Branch Theatre

    Abnormal the norm at Red Branch Theatre
    There is nothing normal about "Next to Normal"at Columbia's Red Branch Theatre Company. This 2009 Broadway musical is a tuneful consideration of a family that is being ripped apart by the mother's mental illness. It's not the cheerful musical norm, that's...
  • Long-lost Ted Hughes poem focuses on Sylvia Plath's suicide

    Long-lost Ted Hughes poem focuses on Sylvia Plath's suicide
  • New in paperback

    Al Alvarez: "The Biggest Game in Town" (Picador) Back in the early 1970s, Al Alvarez wrote "The Savage God," a study of suicide which contributed in no small part to the mythology that came to surround his friend, the great poet Sylvia Plath. A poet...
  • 'Chronic,' by D.A. Powell

    'Chronic,' by D.A. Powell
    Chronic Poems D.A. Powell Graywolf: 78 pp., $20 There are poets who show us the exterior world and poets who ferry news of their inner turmoil. Yet very few possess the double vision required to do both. Sylvia Plath surveyed and stoked the fires...
  • Ayelet Waldman, 'Bad Mother'

    At the moment, Ayelet Waldman's biggest fear is mountain lions. Specifically, having her throat ripped out by one. She's also afraid of sharks and, dare she say it, her husband, Michael Chabon, dying of cancer. While we sit talking in the writing studio...
  • Speak, memory

    Speak, memory
    In the early stages of writing my memoir "Slow Motion," I packed my bags and prepared to spend a month at Yaddo, an artists' community in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. I had never been to Yaddo before and was feeling intimidated. James Baldwin, Truman Capote and...
  • 'The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis'

    'The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis'
    The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 740 pp., $30 These days, when literature springs from mere experience and memoirs are justified by a change in eating habits, it seems fitting to remark on the heritage of...