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  • Getting to know Neil Gaiman

    Getting to know Neil Gaiman
    AUSTIN, Texas — In Neil Gaiman's passport case, on a scrap of paper beside his green card, are two verses of an unfinished work called "Pirate Stew." "I assume it's for kids," Gaiman said. "But it's only two verses... and it just sits there, and...
  • The offal truth about animal parts

    The offal truth about animal parts
    As Halloween approaches, we're reminded that while eye of newt and wing of bat may not have invaded the nation's restaurant menus, neck of lamb and ear of pig most certainly have. It's commonplace to find pig ears, head cheese and pig's feet on menus....
  • "The Civil War and American Art" is one of the first in a wave of regional creative projects about the conflict

    The lone Union sentry stands atop Federal Hill, outlined against an ominous orange/red sky. In the distance, the tops of the Washington Monument and several spires rise above the city, as straight and determined as the rifle held in the soldier's left...
  • Philip Slater dies at 86; wrote 'The Pursuit of Loneliness'

    After Philip Slater published "The Pursuit of Loneliness," a 1970 best-seller that delivered a blistering critique of American culture, he moved to California and adopted a lifestyle aimed at avoiding the fate of the fellow citizens he saw as so unhappy....
  • Albert Marre dies at 87; director of 'Man of La Mancha'

    The teleplay "I, Don Quixote" captured the attention of theater director Albert Marre in 1959, but not for its intense drama. He "saw it as a musical." By 1963, Marre was meeting in Palm Springs with the teleplay's author, Dale Wasserman, to sketch out...
  • Paul Williams dies at 64; pioneering chronicler of rock music

    Paul Williams was returning to his dorm room when a fellow student relayed a message that was radical even for the 1960s: "Hey, Williams! You got a phone call from Bob Dylan." Not long before, it was Paul Simon who had rung Williams up on the hallway...
  • Hurricane Sandy: Food safety, closed stores, anti-price gouging

    Hurricane Sandy: Food safety, closed stores, anti-price gouging
    Hurricane Sandy is bearing down hard on the East Coast. Atlantic City, N.J., casinos have been evacuated. Jersey Shore is abandoned. Some Manhattan streets are starting to flood. The mega-storm has already smashed through construction sites, shut down...
  • Designer antibodies, nanoparticles, bacteria

    When you pop a pill in the future, don't expect old-fashioned results. Thanks to new advances in the lab and a deeper understanding of the human body, drugs are becoming highly personalized and precisely targeted. And the hope is they'll also be more...
  • PASSINGS: Henri Dutilleux, Harold Shapero, Vernon McGarity

    Henri Dutilleux French composer of modernist music Henri Dutilleux, 97, a highly regarded French composer of modernist music, died Thursday in Paris, said his publisher, Schott Music. The cause was not given. Considered one of the most important...
  • Barefoot Books breaks up with Amazon

    Barefoot Books is a small house based in Cambridge, Mass., that publishes children’s book. As of this week, you can call it “The Mouse that Roared.” The people who run Barefoot Books are frustrated with the business practices of...
  • Pish-Tush, this 'Mikado' is a glorious circus

    Pish-Tush, this 'Mikado' is a glorious circus
    A few innovative theaters have started offering child care somewhere in their building. But for its outrageously enjoyable and inclusive new take on "The Mikado," The Hypocrites upped the ante in a way that would have made old W.S. Gilbert and Arthur...