| Sep 22, 2010
| 2:28 PM
By Tom McCarthy
Knopf, $25.95, 320 pages
Virtually every review of Tom McCarthy's new novel "C" you come across will include a rehearsal of the author's avant-garde chops. About how his 2007 novel "Remainder" languished without a publisher for...
| Sep 9, 2010
MIAMI — On a recent rainy weekday, tourist Niel Shalit, his wife and their two daughters strolled the luxury Bal Harbour Shops, lured, Shalit said, by "my wife's need for fashion."
"This is like the Fifth Avenue of New York, like the Americana of...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 12:59 PM
"The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration"
By Isabel Wilkerson Random House, $30.00, 620 pages
Warmth In the spring of 1941photographer Russell Lee spent several days documenting African-American life on Chicago’s...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 2:44 PM
"AMORE: The Story of Italian American Song"
By Mark RotellaFarrar, Straus & Giroux, 320 pages, $26.00
1947 was a splendid year for Italian Americans. For decades, Italian immigrants, especially those from the poorer southern regions, were feared,...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 7:26 AM
(UPDATE: Last paragraph changed with official correcting what Universal had planned for Rockit during Horror Nights.)
The Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster is back in operation at Universal Studios theme park today, Universal Orlando officials...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 12:03 PM
"The Wild Child"
By T.C. Boyle Viking. Pp. 304. $25.95
T.C. Boyle's volume of his collected stories first appeared in 1998, a book that included nearly seven hundred pages of his short fiction. Today, more than ten years and four volumes and dozens and...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 11:31 AM
"The Privileges: A Novel"
By Jonathan Dee Random House 272 pages, $25
The late Mrs. William F. Buckley Jr.—that splendid, long-reigning demigoddess of New York social life-- would have had little patience for Adam and Cynthia Morey, the charmed and...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 11:39 AM
Just as Ciaran Burke had told us in his family's pub that morning, the view from the top of Mount Gable was spectacular.
In fact, you could see most of the places my sisters and I had visited, driving around the west of Ireland that week:
To the west...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 11:17 AM
Lighting is changing fast. Incandescents as we know them are on the way out.
It may be confusing for a while. But in the end, your wallet will thank you. And so will the planet.
Walk down today's lighting aisle, and it's intimidating.
| Feb 1, 2011
| 12:45 PM
On a sunny Saturday morning in November, about 25 people from toddlers to seniors pose for photos against the backdrop of Panama City Beach, their surfboards — in myriad colors — stuck into the white, sugary sand.
Shutters snapped and...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Born in Taiwan, raised in Australia and living in Philadelphia, classical violinist Ray Chen doesn't spend much time at home these days. "I really live out of a suitcase," said the 21-year-old musician, whose debut CD, "Virtuoso," is just being released....