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  • Book review: 'The Twilight of the Bombs' by Richard Rhodes

    Book review: 'The Twilight of the Bombs' by Richard Rhodes
    The concluding volume in the magisterial historical tetralogy Richard Rhodes calls "The Making of the Nuclear Age" bears a weighty subtitle that hints at its somewhat discursive nature. "The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and...
  • W.S. Merwin is green as U.S. poet laureate

    W.S. Merwin is green as U.S. poet laureate
    Reporting from Maui — We've been batting our way through W.S. Merwin's yard for a couple hours, swatting mosquitoes in the streambed under the dark wet canopy of towering, philodendron-draped mangoes and looking at some 700 species of palm trees,...
  • Book Review: Adam Phillips' "On Balance"

    Book Review: Adam Phillips' "On Balance"
    On Balance Adam Phillips Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 314 pp., $26 What is it, exactly, that makes reading Adam Phillips such a refreshing, rewarding and invigorating experience? A psychoanalyst who splits his time between his private practice and his...
  • Critic's notebook: National Theatre's NT Live season screens big

    Critic's notebook: National Theatre's NT Live season screens big
    Late spring, give or take a couple of weeks, traditionally marks the end of the theater season. And while taking stock of the last year, I'd like to make note of a group of plays I caught in Hollywood — Helen Mirren in "Phčdre," Richard Griffiths...
  • Poetry's refrain is ever near

    Poetry's refrain is ever near
    For Caroline Kennedy's 50th birthday, several of her close friends presented her with poems to mark the occasion. They understood the significance of poetry in her life, how she learned to understand it by looking through volumes, deciphering marks in...
  • Reynolds Price dies at 77; author and longtime Duke professor

    Reynolds Price dies at 77; author and longtime Duke professor
    In 1984, when he was 51, novelist Reynolds Price learned that a pencil-shaped tumor, about 10 inches long and malignant, had invaded his spine. Several surgeries and dozens of radiation treatments followed, leaving him a paraplegic racked with pain and...
  • Say cheese

     
    In today's guest post, our Shallow Thought Wednesday guru, John Lindner, examines a not-so-shallow question concerning the complexities of love, and quotes my favorite poet to boot. At least I think he's my favorite poet. EL......
  • Review: Christine Brewer at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

     
    Local Wagnerians who didn???t get enough of ???Siegfried??? blasting away downtown could have journeyed to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday night for another jolt from a massive voice. Christine Brewer, who might be this...
  • Thank thee, bishops

     
    America's Roman Catholic bishops aren't completely obsessed by abortion and gay marriage. My former colleague Ann Rodgers, one of the best religion reporters around, reports in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that bishops have been battling over whether to...
  • Music review: Dudamel is back

     
    Thursday night, Gustavo Dudamel conducted Leonard Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety” Symphony without undo angst at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The happiest conductor in America has come home. When Dudamel took over the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the end...
  • A conversation with playwright Alan Bennett

     
    Over the past half-century, Bennett has produced a slew of pieces for stage, screen and printed page that provide telling portraits -- thoughtful, funny, poignant and bawdy -- of the English and English life. His mega-hit "The History Boys" opened......