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  • An optimistic solution to climate change in 'Soil Will Save Us'

     An optimistic solution to climate change in 'Soil Will Save Us'
    We generally think of climate change as a story of sky — of emitted gases, of atmospheric carbon levels, of storms. Author Kristin Ohlson would like to direct our gaze earthward, to take a long, hard look at the dirt beneath our feet. We may have...
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie among National Book Critics Award winners

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie among National Book Critics Award winners
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was among the winners of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Awards, announced Thursday in a ceremony at the New School in New York.  Adichie won the fiction prize for her novel “Americanah,” which tells the...
  • Review: Barry Manilow's 'Harmony' musical can sing but needs work

    Review: Barry Manilow's 'Harmony' musical can sing but needs work
    A show about the late Weimar era vocal troupe the Comedian Harmonists bearing the title "Harmony" had better have memorable singing, and on that score this musical by Barry Manilow and his writing partner Bruce Sussman doesn't disappoint. In solos,...
  • Ayelet Waldman dreams of history in 'Love and Treasure'

    Ayelet Waldman dreams of history in 'Love and Treasure'
    Ayelet Waldman's "Love and Treasure" (Alfred A. Knopf, $26.95, April 1) is a triptych novel that follows the lives of American and Hungarian Jews across the 20th century. A story of relationships, art and loss, it moves among a granddaughter trying to...
  • 'Mozart in the Jungle' series gets the green light from Amazon

    'Mozart in the Jungle' series gets the green light from Amazon
    "Mozart in the Jungle" -- a satirical look at the classical-music world that stars Gael Garcia Bernal as a thinly veiled parody of conductor Gustavo Dudamel -- has been picked up by Amazon, the online retailer announced this week. The pilot episode of...
  • Alice Walker profiled on 'American Masters'

    Alice Walker profiled on 'American Masters'
    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."...
  • Russian man killed in fight over poetry vs. prose

    Russian man killed in fight over poetry vs. prose
    There is a knife in this story. And by the time you get to the end, someone is going to use it. Tipping you off to the knife is a dramatic lesson taken from Anton Chekhov, one of Russia's great playwrights and short story writers. Russia has a history...
  • James Patterson delivers cash to independent bookstores

    James Patterson delivers cash to independent bookstores
    This week, novelist James Patterson started doing something many an author has secretly dreamed of doing: he’s giving back to the bookstores that made it possible for him to be an author in the first place. Making good on a promise he made last...
  • 'The Walking Dead' adds a mobile game to its horde

    'The Walking Dead' adds a mobile game to its horde
    "The Walking Dead" began its (after)life as a comic and now it's a blockbuster TV series, a few novels, a host of ancillary merchandise, one well-received video game (the episodic "Walking Dead" adventure game) and one poorly received video game ("The...
  • Vanity Fair editor explains 'epic takedown' of Gwyneth Paltrow

    Vanity Fair editor explains 'epic takedown' of Gwyneth Paltrow
    The saga between behemoths Gwyneth Paltrow and Vanity Fair seems to have come to an anticlimactic close. Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter addressed long-running rumors that the magazine would blast the Oscar-winning actress -- an article he said some...
  • Review: 'Fleming' portrays author as a preview of his Bond character

     Review: 'Fleming' portrays author as a preview of his Bond character
    Fleming — Ian Fleming — has become the subject of a biographical miniseries, "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond." Commencing Wednesday on BBC America, it mainly concerns the wartime adventures of the future creator of James Bond when he...