| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Baltimore's party season is off and running after getting its kickoff last night with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra gala, which many folks consider the unofficial start to the fall party season. The next three months may be the most intense time of...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Home was a theme in full operating mode when Julia Keller came calling for a recent Printers Row Live event.
The occasion was a discussion with Tribune Literary Editor Elizabeth Taylor of Julia’s new book, “A Killing in the Hills,”...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 1:01 PM
A new edition of Michael Harrington's "The Other America: Poverty in the United States," an eloquent appeal to the American conscience, has been published on the occasion of the book's 50th anniversary.
"The Other America" is a masterpiece, a powerful...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 10:58 AM
The execs at Lifetime network must be grinning from ear-to-ear this week now that Lindsay Lohan, the star of their "Liz & Dick" biopic, has been in the news for certain vehicular issues in New York.
After all, the words used in the first trailer for...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:18 PM
With his first collection of short stories, “Drown,” and his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” Junot Díaz won enthusiastic fans. Díaz spoke about his new collection, “This Is How You Lose...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:20 PM
As a devoted fan of this series (this is the 11th volume), I can report that this year's anthology of 32 selections might be the best yet. High school students from 826Michigan and 826 Valencia, parts of Dave Eggers' network of nonprofit writing and...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Sybil Christopher, who died last week in New York at 83, was a noted theater producer and the founder of Arthur, a Manhattan hot spot that attracted a ritzy celebrity clientele during the 1960s. Even if she hadn't become famous as the first wife, and...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 3:49 PM
While sticks and stones may break bones, words really can hurt. But what's the responsibility of everyone in the orbit of teenage drama? Emily Bazelon wrestles that question to the ground in her important new book, "Sticks and Stones: Defeating the...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 2:51 PM
In "Always Apprentices: The Believer Magazine Presents Twenty-Two Conversations Between Writers," we learn that when Joan Didion was learning to write, she would retype the beginning passages from Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms" on her standard...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Fay Kanin, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the 1958 Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy "Teacher's Pet" and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Wednesday. She was 95.
In a writing career that spanned more than four...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 12:47 PM
SAIA Sushi and Asian Grill on Fort Lauderdale Beach launched new happy hour specials this past Tuesday. From 5:30 to 8 p.m. daily, draft beers start at $3 and half-carafes of sake cost $5. Signature cocktails cost $7 and are anything but Asian-inspired,...