| May 3, 2010
Shay Duffin, a Dublin, Ireland-born actor best known for his one-man play about the colorful Irish writer Brendan Behan, has died. He was 79.
Duffin, who also acted on TV and in films, died April 23 of complications from heart surgery at UCLA Medical...
| May 16, 2010
By now you've probably gathered that Richard Wagner was opera's great maker of epics, with the singular ability to rouse emotions, amass followers and incite enmity. He was mythmaker, and he was mythologized. His operas are massive pageants of humanity,...
| May 30, 2010
In fall 1986, as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, John Cage delivered, in his uniquely spoken-sung fashion, poetic texts he had derived from James Joyce's readably unreadable comic novel "Finnegans Wake." Irish musicians...
| Jun 4, 2010
Joseph Strick, an independent filmmaker who brought James Joyce's "Ulysses" to the big screen and won an Academy Award for best documentary short subject for "Interviews with My Lai Veterans," has died. He was 86.
Strick died of congestive heart...
| Jun 27, 2010
The Three Fates
Translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti
New Directions: 172 pp., $15.95 paper
Linda Lê is an extraordinary writer of scintillating French prose. Born in South Vietnam in 1963, she came to Paris as an...
| Dec 23, 2010
NEW YORK — For someone steeped in murder, grift and shady characters, Otto Penzler is remarkably cheerful.
"I'm the happiest person you know. I am an optimist, I'm happy, I love life, I love friends, I love my job," he says in his book-lined...
| Aug 22, 2010
THE BEST WAY TO PARIS
From LAX, nonstop service to Paris is offered on Air France and Air Tahiti Nui. Direct service (stop, no change of plane) is offered on United, and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on American, Delta, Lufthansa,...
| Feb 17, 2011
Veteran character actor
Len Lesser, 88, a veteran character actor best known for his recurring role in the 1990s as Uncle Leo on the hit NBC-TV comedy "Seinfeld," died Wednesday in Burbank, publicist Laura Stegman said. He had pneumonia and...
| Feb 20, 2011
Often started, seldom finished. That's the knock on James Joyce's "Ulysses." Everyone knows Buck Mulligan is "stately" and "plump," but by the time Stephen Dedalus' allusive stream of consciousness gives way to Leopold Bloom's humanist point of view in...
| Mar 12, 2011
Joseph O'Connor — brother of Sinéad O'Connor — published his first novel, "Cowboys and Indians," in 1991 and immediately saw it shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. Since then O'Connor has published a series of novels, including "Star of the...
| Sep 15, 2011
Richard Hamilton, a British Pop Art pioneer who was credited with coining the name for a movement marked by its ironic and iconic use of commercial and pop culture imagery, has died. He was 89.
The Gagosian Gallery, which represents Hamilton, said the...