| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Readers in China have been snapping up copies of James Joyce's notoriously difficult novel "Finnegan's Wake," published in Chinese for the first time. Its publisher says that the first print run sold out in five weeks.
The Associated Press reports...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Oscar-winner Christopher Walken will talk about his life and career in "A Conversation with Christopher Walken" on Sunday, Feb. 17, at noon at Stratford's Scottish Rite Theatre, (formerly the Stratford Movie Theater), 2422 Main St..
This is the...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Will Self joined us from the office of his London publisher, Bloomsbury, to talk about his challenging new novel "Umbrella." It was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize.
Just released in the U.S. by Grove/Atlantic, "Umbrella" is told in stream-of-...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Novelist, journalist, sometime bad boy and frequent literary provocateur Will Self is hard to miss in England. He's 6-feet-5, for starters; what's more, he's terrifically prolific, publishing literary works of fiction and nonfiction almost every year. His...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Wedding date: Nov. 24, 2012
Her story: Michelle Danick, 28, grew up in Pikesville. She is the special events manager at Dave & Buster's in Arundel Mills. Her father, Jacob, is the general sales manager for Wilkins Subaru Buick and GMC. Her mother,...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 1:16 PM
Learning last year that Bob Boone, one of my former teachers at Highland Park High School (never mind when), was still teaching creative writing to children and adults filled me with the kind of joy you get when you return to your hometown decades later...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:46 AM
The food offerings at the 41st annual lighting of Mount Vernon's Washington Monument on Thursday will be more diverse than ever, according to Michael Evitts of the Downtown Partnership, one of the event's organizers.
Clustered in a holiday village in the...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 12:03 PM
There's a certain type of reader — often also a writer, with a leaf-fring'd MFA — who has it all figured out. The realist novel is a scam, a factory producing cardboard imitations of bourgeois life. This is the person at the party who mentions...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no avoiding the holidays, and that's true on local stages as well as the shopping malls. But even the Scroogiest of souls could find something to celebrate in the gifts of theater, dance, and music offered up this season by...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 3:19 PM
The authors of "The Guys in the Gang: And Other Stories" have the same name as a very famous author, and on the back flap of this book's jacket, there they are in 1999 in Dublin, posing with a statue of the very well known writer James Joyce — who,...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 5:48 AM
Bourdain is back, James Joyce turns 10, and more upcoming Baltimore dining events:
Thursday - James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant is throwing a 10th anniversary party with music by O'Malley's March. The public party starts at 8 p.m., preceded by an...