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  • Dream a little dream with Junot Diaz

    Dream a little dream with Junot Diaz
    (Paterson, N.J.) The other day Junot Diaz drove back to his home state. He had promised a college friend who teaches eighth grade here in this tattered, slate-colored, chain-link-fenced town, that he would make an appearance. And so he'd collected his...
  • Start-up founder sees a troll behind patent lawsuit

    To Kevin O'Connor, the first straw was also the last straw. In May, a start-up company he founded, Findthebest.com, got a letter from a Connecticut law firm explaining that it had filed a lawsuit accusing the start-up of infringing an obscure software...
  • For Obama, mum should be the word

    WASHINGTON -- We should talk honestly about unresolved racial issues, such as those exposed by the Trayvon Martin case, but President Obama is not the best person to lead the discussion. Through no fault of his own, he might be the worst. The need for...
  • 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...
  • A new class of MacArthur 'geniuses'

    A new class of MacArthur 'geniuses'
    A physician who has created a new model for providing health care to those who can least afford it. A novelist who takes readers into the swampy backwaters of the Everglades. An astrophysicist who searches for other planets — and finds them....
  • Q&A: Jhumpa Lahiri on 'The Lowland' and her upbringing

    Q&A: Jhumpa Lahiri on 'The Lowland' and her upbringing
    Jhumpa Lahiri, who at 46 has already won a Pulitzer Prize (for her first book, the 1999 story collection "Interpreter of Maladies"), and was recently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (for her new novel, "The Lowland"), does a number of things...
  • Do job titles mean anything anymore?

    Do job titles mean anything anymore?
    There was a time when job titles were simple. You were either "the boss" or "not the boss." That has changed dramatically now that we have fancy things such as workers rights and business cards and egos. Some companies are staffed by small armies of...
  • The Prospector: To commit or decommit, teenage players rustle with decisions

    The Prospector: To commit or decommit, teenage players rustle with decisions
    This column was published in January of 2010, a month before National Signing Day   There was a time when decommitting from a college after having originally pledged your services was big news. "How dare they go against their word," everyone would...
  • How flower books grow on you

    How flower books grow on you
    Two books — one old, one new — changed my mind about flowers. Before reading them, my attitude toward flowers could perhaps best be described as "indifferent." I did not hate them, but I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to include them...
  • Joan Baez on the new protest era: The whole world's watching

    Joan Baez on the new protest era: The whole world's watching
    Joan Baez is calling from Paris the morning after a sold-out concert, and she’s seen the news reports coming out of Chicago. “You have a number of activities going on in town, I understand,” she says with an understated laugh. She&...
  • A psychological thriller set in Scotland

    “Among the Missing” by Morag Joss, Delacorte Press, 255 pages, $25. The narrator is a woman whose name isn’t given at first. She and her husband are visiting the Highlands of Scotland. She has just found out that she is pregnant and...