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  • White House recipes: artichoke & leek soup, grilled mushrooms, chocolate torte

    When Lancaster resident John Moeller spent 13 years as a White House chef, his prime responsibility was preparing family meals for presidents George H. W. Bush, William Jefferson Clinton and George W. Bush. He also planned many special lunches and...
  • Michael Lewis' 'Flash Boys' focuses on Wall Street computer scheme

    Michael Lewis' 'Flash Boys' focuses on Wall Street computer scheme
    There's something delightfully strange and counterintuitive about the way time operates in the opening chapters of Michael Lewis' new book, "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt." Lewis describes a new kind of Wall Street gold rush. In the entirely...
  • Alex Chilton's reckless abandon in life and music

    Most musicians would trade their soul for a No. 1 record and go on to carry that success like a trophy. So it's a measure of the late Alex Chilton's craft and personality that he's less defined by "The Letter," the 1967 guitar-pop gem by his band the...
  • 'John Wayne' rides high in Scott Eyman's astute biography

     'John Wayne' rides high in Scott Eyman's astute biography
    Almost every great movie doubles as an allegory for its own creation. Think of Francis Ford Coppola going up the river and around the bend to make "Apocalypse Now." Or Dalton Trumbo having Kirk Douglas shout "I am Spartacus!" to reclaim his identity...
  • Getting to the long and short of Lydia Davis in 'Can't and Won't'

    "A fire does not need to be called warm or red," Lydia Davis writes late in her sixth collection of short stories, "Can't and Won't." "Remove many more adjectives." Such a line can be read as both an observation and an artist statement, a writer's call to...
  • James Patterson, winner of 2014 Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award

    James Patterson, winner of 2014 Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award
    When James Patterson's son, Jack, was 8 years old, he and the prolific author of more than 100 books struck a deal: Jack could forgo chores for the summer if every day he used that time — about 45 minutes — to read from a book. Jack, now...
  • Best Translated Book Awards finalists announced

    Best Translated Book Awards finalists announced
    Translating a book is arduous and notoriously low-paid work. It's a labor of love for most. With a few blockbuster exceptions (think Gabriel García Márquez or Haruki Murakami) publishers don't make much, if any money from the translated titles they offer....
  • 2014 Pulitzer Prize goes to 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt

    2014 Pulitzer Prize goes to 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt
    Donna Tartt's bestselling novel "The Goldfinch," published by Little, Brown, won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction Monday. On Twitter, the Columbia University School of Journalism, which announces the awards, had a slip of the finger in its...
  • KCETLink adds Jeffrey Levine, Dan German to board of directors

    KCETLink adds Jeffrey Levine, Dan German to board of directors
    KCETLink, the struggling parent company of former PBS outlet KCET-TV, has added two more boldface names to its board of directors. Jeffrey Levine is the vice president and head of television for Random House Studio, a film production arm of the well-...
  • In the Pipeline: 'Ghost bikes' mark earthly tragedies

    In the Pipeline: 'Ghost bikes' mark earthly tragedies
    It started in 2003, in St. Louis, after a man named Patrick Van Der Tuin saw a bicyclist fatally struck by a car. At the accident site, Van Der Tuin placed a bicycle painted white and a hand-painted sign that read "Cyclist Struck Here." The tribute...
  • New Yoshi vehicle dampens natural impulse to explore

    Back in the 1990s, the fans of "Super Mario Bros." grew up a bit and wanted something a little more challenging than Mario's run-to-the-right-and-jump style. Nintendo responded with "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island" in 1995, taking that simple concept...