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Actress recalls making it in Hollywood

In her well-received debut memoir, “A Story Lately Told,” Anjelica Huston described her upbringing in Ireland and London with her famous father, director John Huston, and dancer mother, Enrica Soma....

December 14, 2014, Sunday


Irish author-critic McCarthy details love of novels, poems

Q: What’s the best book you’ve read recently? The best book I’ve read recently is a collection of poems, “The Hotel Oneira,” by American poet August Kleinzahler. Kleinzahler writes about the loneliness ...

December 14, 2014, Sunday


Mesmerizing look at Russia from inside

As the West nervously watches a newly aggressive Russia, many commentators are trying to figure out what Vladimir Putin is thinking....

December 7, 2014, Sunday


A how-to book on minimalism

If you haven’t communed with your socks lately, thanked your shoes for their hard work or bowed (at least mentally) to your home in appreciation, maybe it’s time to consider it....

December 7, 2014, Sunday


Colombian novelist realistically depicts effects of narco-violence

For many Latin American writers, how to write after Gabriel García Márquez is a serious question....

November 23, 2014, Sunday


A wild romp in NYC’s pop culture

In his new book, “The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year,” author Andy Cohen tries to explain to his rescue dog, Wacha, the luck of going from a West Virginia kill shelter to lunching at Jerry Seinfeld’s estate in East Hampton, New York....

November 16, 2014, Sunday


Life lessons engagingly written

Fans of author Anne Lamott know reading her work is like finding a favorite sweater from the depths of the closet on the first crisp fall day: warm, comforting, familiar and easy....

November 16, 2014, Sunday


Journal of a surreal trip to India

To travel is to discover. For every inch of the ground you have set your foot on, it becomes “your world” instead of “the world....

November 9, 2014, Sunday


New edition serves to remind us of poet’s strong pull in China

A new Chinese edition of Pablo Neruda’s lyrical poetry is just out. The 100,000 print-run in an elegant volume by Think Kingdom shows the poet’s ongoing popularity in China. The book, in a fine translation ...

November 2, 2014, Sunday


Grisham’s latest right v. wrong a keeper

John Grisham has been writing legal thrillers and dramas that resonate with readers for almost 25 years,...

October 26, 2014, Sunday




 

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