| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:23 PM
One thing has become clear when your name is Oprah Winfrey: You can do whatever you want, no matter how bewildering it is.
Reports that the former talk show host, who is the founder and head of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, may be headed for...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Decades before she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Maxine Kumin was a student at Radcliffe College who had summoned the courage to show a handful of her poems to an instructor.
His comment couldn't have been more withering. "Say it with flowers,"...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:07 PM
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| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Philip Roth, one of America's most lauded novelists, has quit writing fiction. The 80-year-old has said it before, and he said it again in an interview published this week on Stanford's website.
"I haven’t written a word of fiction since 2009. I...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 3:58 PM
American composer Maria Schneider dominated the classical music categories at the 2014 Grammy Awards on Sunday for her album "Winter Morning Walks," which features soprano Dawn Upshaw. The classical awards were handed out as part of the pre-show...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:43 PM
In an effort to correct the missteps of literary history, Bookslut has launched the Daphne, a prize for the best book published 50 years ago. Sure, there was a National Book Award in 1963 -- but Bookslut thinks it went to the wrong title.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:16 AM
The PBS television series "American Masters" will debut its profile of Alice Walker on Feb. 7, shortly before the author's 70th birthday.
While Walker has written novels, poetry and nonfiction, she is best known for her novel "The Color Purple."...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:30 AM
"The Killing Fields" premiered 30 years ago as more than the first major film to explore the atrocities of Pol Pot's reign of terror in Cambodia in the 1970s.
The film "changed my life," said actor Sam Waterston, who earned an Oscar nomination playing...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:02 PM
The 1994 Northridge earthquake kills 57, injures over 5,000 and leaves over 20,000 homeless....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Kay Ryan, who served as United States poet laureate from 2008 until 2010 and won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her collection “The Best of It: New and Selected Poems,” is in a Marin County rehabilitation hospital after having been...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:15 PM
"I'm just truth telling," says Meryl Streep's Violet, the gorgon mother at the center of "August: Osage County," and in that same spirit I have to confess that (a) I never saw this Pulitzer Prize-winning vehicle by Tracy Letts when it was on stage and (b)...