| Nov 21, 2008
Ted Turner admits to having "foot-in-the-mouth disease." For a good deal of his adult life, he has made headlines for his controversial remarks, although in recent years, he has cast a lower profile. Now Turner is back, appearing on "60 Minutes" and...
| Nov 30, 2008
|| Fiction || weeks on list ||
|| 1. || A Mercy by Toni Morrison (Knopf: $23.95) A slave girl is sold by her mother in late 1600's America to give her a better life. || 1 ||
|| 2. || Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19....
| Jan 30, 2009
| 3:53 PM
As a starstruck 14-year-old living in Far Rockaway, Long Island, I began an obsession with Elizabeth Taylor. I cut out every picture of her (I still have the file all these years later) from every magazine and newspaper listed in the Readers Guide to...
| Mar 11, 2008
IT'S hard to imagine New Line Cinema without Bob Shaye, its prickly paterfamilias. The company is being absorbed into Time Warner's Warner Bros. film division, with Shaye and most of the employees being cast adrift. Long after he'd sold his company in...
| Apr 5, 2009
The Dreamers, Schemers and
Millionaires Who are Saving
Ecco: 368 pp., $25.99
Excepting the facts that the title is absurd and the premise conceptually fractured, this is a fine little book: a collection of starry-...
| Aug 31, 2009
If you must have a shtick, make it a good one. Robert Olen Butler is familiar with this dictum: His collection "Tabloid Dreams" was based on supermarket tabloids; the stories in "Had a Good Time" were drawn from vintage postcards; "Severance" was composed...
| Jul 23, 2009
Native American preservationist
Clarence "Curly Bear" Wagner, 64, a Native American historian who pressed for repatriation of ancestral remains to tribes, died of cancer July 16 at a hospital in Browning, Mont., on the Blackfeet Indian...
| Jul 12, 2009
Percival Everett doesn't spend a lot of time considering his body of work. Instead, says the 52-year-old author, whose new novel "I Am Not Sidney Poitier" (Graywolf: 272 pp., $16 paper) came out last month, "I think about writing one book at a time. It'...
| Jun 22, 2009
We're 45 minutes up a forbidding Malibu dirt road that climbs 2,200 feet in four miles, and the Wild Man is ahead. Way ahead. Out-of-sight ahead. And my excuses begin:
"I'm a mountain biker, but I've never ridden right after a grueling, two-hour, all-...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Shortly after the America's Cup began last month, the trophy Jimmy Spithill and his crew had taken home from Valencia, Spain four years earlier was put out for the 34-year-old skipper and his Team USA crew on their way down to the dock each morning....
| Oct 5, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Gary Jobson is not only a Hall of Fame sailor. He is also something of a history buff when it comes to a sport that has been a big part of his life since childhood.
Which is why Jobson, of Annapolis, was happy to witness this year's America's Cup...