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  • Mary Cheever dies at 95; author and widow of writer John Cheever

    Mary Cheever dies at 95; author and widow of writer John Cheever
    Mary Cheever, an accomplished author and poet best known as the enduring spouse and widow of John Cheever, has died, after surviving by decades a husband who used their lonely but lasting marriage as an inspiration for some of his most memorable stories. She was 95.
  • Nick Offerman on directing 'Parks and Recreation's' big surprise

    Nick Offerman on directing 'Parks and Recreation's' big surprise
    Nick Offerman, who plays surly, meat-lovin' Ron Swanson on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," was at the helm of Thursday's big reveal episode, directing Amy Poehler as she delivered that squeal-worthy "Well, buddy, ..." line. It's the second episode the man...

    Inaugural poet Richard Blanco recalls how he fell in love with words

    Inaugural poet Richard Blanco recalls how he fell in love with words
    What does it take to be a writer: A room of one’s own? A weakness for words? To celebrate the Festival of Books, we asked some celebrated authors to recall a turning point in their evolution as writers. How did I decide to become a poet? Well,...

    Magic breaks the spell of 'The Tempest' in Vegas

     Magic breaks the spell of 'The Tempest' in Vegas
    LAS VEGAS — Telling friends that you're heading to Las Vegas for some Shakespeare is a bit like claiming you read Playboy for the interviews. Well, I did indeed head to Vegas last weekend to see "The Tempest," and I can guarantee that I was the...

    In Bell, a blossoming of the arts in a 'garage salon'

    In Bell, a blossoming of the arts in a 'garage salon'
    Standing on two wooden pallets covered by a floral rug, author and Chicano activist Luis Rodriguez reads a poem to more than 100 people crammed into a chilly, concrete-floored performance space. "Here you have a way. Here you can sing victory. Here you'...