| Feb 18, 2013
| 1:37 PM
In publishing, landing a spot on the "Today" show has traditionally been thought of as a publicity holy grail. Is that why Benjamin Percy wore a pregnancy suit to get there? And did he have any idea just how strange the experience would be?
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:40 PM
We speak of formal amateur wrestling, as mostly seen on the high school and college levels. If you have, you know it is one of the most demanding of sports, a total, all-out commitment of body and mind. It requires discipline and skill, it...
| Oct 31, 2010
Driving on the Rim
Alfred A. Knopf: 310 pp., $26.95
Fiction is "the last frontier," Thomas McGuane writes in a poetic disclaimer to this powerful novel about Berl Pickett, a small town doctor faced with public condemnation, lest...
| Dec 31, 2010
| 2:59 AM
A Brooklyn mother needs your help finding her missing son who has autism.
Police say 27-year-old John Irving Hankies was last seen on Sunday, December 26.
His mother was the last person reported to see him. She says around 9:00 am that day, he left...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 10:34 AM
Mohamed Ibrashim Abdelmegid, RachelWellington Abhilashi, Kareem Ibrahim Aboutaleb, YousefIbrahimAboutaleb, Matthew Abraham, Christopher Jason Actie, Juan Pablo Aguina, Aizaz Ahmed,...
| Jan 1, 2012
Tuesday will mark the Iowa caucuses, the first voting that counts in the presidential race. During this quadrennial ritual, politicians conduct "retail politics," whether or not the people buy it. Here are 10 facts that can withstand the upcoming...
| Jun 19, 2011
The Hair of Harold Roux
Introduction by Andre Dubus III, afterword by Ann Joslin Williams
Bloomsbury: 384 pp., $15 paper
Thomas Williams' novel "The Hair of Harold Roux" occupies a peculiar limbo of the lost: Published in...
| Jun 19, 2011
From "King Lear" to "Leave it to Beaver," works of fiction have featured memorable dads. Here's a Father's Day sampler:
1. Chevy Chase plays Clark Griswold in four "Vacation" feature films, but Clark's two kids are played by different actors in each....
| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:22 PM
Riffing off the Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil,” please allow me to introduce future ACC members Syracuse and Pittsburgh.
When the Orange and Panthers begin competition in their new conference home hinges on negotiations with the Big...
| Oct 16, 2011
The Art of Fielding
Little, Brown: 528 pp., $25.99
In terms of conjuring a shorthand for a certain American innocence, there are few delivery systems quite so direct as baseball. Touched on by a library's worth of authors...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 8:43 AM
In every life, a little fall must reign.
One slip, one missed opportunity, one hesitation or wrong turn can haunt you forever, casting an intractable shadow over the rest of your days. The words "if only" are never far from anyone's thoughts.