| Sep 28, 2014
You may know actor B.J. Novak from his hilarious role as Ryan the weasel-y temp on TV's "The Office,'' but he is a comedian, director, producer and author, too. Novak won praise for his debut story collection, "One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories"...
| Sep 26, 2014
If Maggie Simpson were like any other infant, she'd be a millennial by now, having long since traded in her pacifier for a smartphone.
But in Matt Groening's world, the Simpsons never grow older — at least not past the age they were when they were...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:23 AM
When it comes to the Holocaust, enough already, sometimes, am I right? Enough art, music, books, museums concerning that outrage of the last century, that crime beyond all crimes, that archetype of man's inhumanity, etc.
Of course, "enough of the...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:30 PM
There's an air of tragedy hovering over Lawrence Wright's excellent new book on the 1978 peace negotiations at Camp David, presided over by then-President Jimmy Carter.
During those fateful autumn days, the world watched as three world leaders —...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Naomi Klein has made a career critiquing the effects of global capital and consumerism. Her 2000 book "No Logo" looked at the exploitation of workers by large multinationals, including Nike; her follow-up, "The Shock Doctrine" (2007), examined the ways in...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:00 AM
With his 2010 bestseller, "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains," Nicholas Carr emerged as one of the Information Age's chief scaredy-cats.
But why stop at terrifying people about the Internet? Carr's new book, "The Glass Cage:...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Erwin Chemerinsky has made an exemplary career out of teaching, writing and lecturing about the U.S. Supreme Court. And though he has strongly liberal views, he is widely admired for his ability to explain the work of the court in a way that is...
| Sep 21, 2014
U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn will discuss his new book, "Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black" (University of South Carolina Press, $34.95) on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest St., Hartford. U.S....
| Sep 17, 2014
| 12:03 PM
One of my favorites urban pleasures has long been buying books on the street. In New York, this means book stalls – and more specifically, the Strand’s book stall, at the southeast edge of Central Park, across Fifth Avenue from the Hotel...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Books about auto racing, baseball and cats will be discussed at programs at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, and writing workshops and courses are being offered there.
>>On Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., five experts from...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:18 AM
Lauren Zimmerman is well aware that the eBook has become all the rage, and that for millions of twentysomethings, downloading a book onto their laptap within seconds is preferable to buying the paperback copy.
But this lover of hardcover and paperback...