| Apr 29, 2011
| 3:55 PM
'The Pale King'
By David Foster Wallace
Little Brown, 560 pages, $27.99
"The Pale King" is composed of parts of the "something long" on which 46-year-old David Foster Wallace was working before he hanged himself at his home in Claremont, Calif., on Sept....
| May 9, 2011
| 11:18 AM
1st) The Yale Bookstore Barnes & Noble
"When asked what a typical customer is like, trade book manager Harry Cohen responds with one word: “Smart.” His location on Yale's campus offers everything that a regular Barnes & Noble has —...
| Mar 13, 2011
A History, a Theory, a Flood
Pantheon: 531 pp., $29.95
Partway through "The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood," James Gleick describes a technological innovation so transformative that it was heralded as "one of...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Award-winning poet PK Harmon and avant-garde fiction writer Halvor Aakhus will be reading from their new and forthcoming books at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center.
The event is free. Donations are encouraged and books...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 3:51 PM
She’s played in indie horror films, in plenty of tough girl roles, and with multiple theater groups, and she recently “signed a contract in blood” (her words!) with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. Julia Pickens, 27, has been acting...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 2:58 PM
As 2011 comes to a close, we take a minute to reflect on the year's best in the world of publishing. Here is the list of our favorites, all published this year:
"The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain
This gorgeous novel portrays the whirlwind...
| May 18, 2011
| 9:11 AM
James Esber, Your Name Here
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Through June 5, 258 Main St., Ridgefield, (203) 438-4519, www.aldrichart.org
Stephen Colbert was riffing about Osama bin Laden the other night. Struck by the fact that the anti-Western...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Ethan Phillip Weibman went to the Maryland SPCA, and from the dozens of cats, police say, he chose a short-haired one named Lucy to adopt.
He returned to the shelter two days later with the cat — dead, according to authorities. And, they said, he...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 12:17 AM
Josh Radnor, best known for the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, struck out on his first film – HappyThankYouMorePlease. In this movie, he hits it out of the park. Perhaps some of the themes you’ve seen before – age difference in...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:15 PM
I'm usually reading four or five books at a time. At the moment, I'm in the middle of Husain Haddawy's enchanting translation of “The Arabian Nights” (forget Cervantes and Sterne — this is where postmodernism begins); Jean-Luc Marion's...