| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Miwa Matreyek makes more animated magic with "This World Made Itself" at REDCAT, Mike Daisey explores "American Utopias" at Royce Hall, and Christopher Durang channels Chekov in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Taper.
China: The Whole...
| Sep 16, 2013
One of Venroy July's most vivid recollections from when he was a boy growing up in Jamaica was watching boxing with his father, Venry. The November 1992 bout between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe was especially memorable for the Baltimore lawyer...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:34 AM
What's not to love about enchiladas? Fill tortillas with a creative filling, shower them with cheese and douse them in a colorful sauce. Enchiladas are beautifully simple that way.
Classic red enchiladas: For a classic red enchilada, look no further...
| Dec 5, 2013
How would you describe your fashion style?
Getting dressed is one of my favorite things to do! My clothing choices are versatile and free-spirited, all determined by my mood what I would like to project as well as the occasion. I have a hard time...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:17 AM
We fell in love even before touchdown. The clouds that had blocked our view during the flight to mercifully dispersed right before we landed, and we caught our first glimpse of the radiant sea. We watched as the little snail-shaped island of...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 5:22 PM
On the surface of her first new novel in a decade, the vaguely autobiographical, startlingly ambitious "See Now Then," author Jamaica Kincaid seems to tell a simple story about a New England family that is falling apart. Mr. Sweet, a musician and...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:38 PM
If home is a concept a child might visually articulate in, say, six quick lines, by adulthood it's a notion much more diffuse — a shape-shifter, a Rorschach blot.
In her frank and expansive new memoir, "Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:10 PM
How might a Hollywood movie pitchman capture the tone and pith of "See Now Then," a new novel by the intense and lyrical novelist Jamaica Kincaid about the disintegration of a modern marriage? Chaucer's Wife of Bath meets Virginia Woolf!
| Jan 29, 2013
| 5:19 PM
There's no specific quality that makes one destination more romantic than others. While some travelers want access to luxuries and fine dining, others search for a beautiful sunset in a rustic environment. The important thing is being with the right...
| Sep 23, 2012
"A poet," Louis Simpson once wrote, "should wish for enough unhappiness to keep him writing."
Simpson may not have wished for trouble, but he kept writing for 60 years — spare, powerful poems about war, infidelity, suburban alienation and other...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Edited by Colin Channer
Akashic Books: 285 pp; $15.95 trade paper original
Starting in 2004 with "Brooklyn Noir," the more than 50 titles in the Akashic Books series of crime fiction have been...