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How does an author of seriously literary fiction discover one of his books was owned by Bernie Madoff, the investor who defrauded his clients of billions of dollars? He sees it listed in an auction on EBay. That's how Rick Moody came to know that Madoff's...
Ada Lovelace, who has been called the world's first computer programmer and the "enchantress of numbers," was honored by Google on Monday with a Google Doodle marking her 197th birthday. If you've never heard of this mathematical pioneer, you are not...
British travel writer Sir Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor, who tramped across Europe in his teens and captured a German general in Nazi-occupied Crete during World War II, died in Britain on Friday. He was 96. Leigh Fermor had arrived in Britain on...
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By Amy WilentzI'd been working as a lowly scrub at the Nation in New York when, in 1979, I was asked to track down Christopher Hitchens on a trip I happened to be taking to London. My assignment: To lure him to come work for us. I was a convincing emissary, because...
Culture MonsterArts news: Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin are headed back to Broadway. NBC has set a Feb. 6 premiere date for the upcoming "Smash," a fictional series about the making of a Broadway musical....
Paul Picerni Prolific character actor Paul Picerni, 88, a prolific character actor who costarred in the television series "The Untouchables" and was featured in the 1953 horror movie "House of Wax," died Jan. 12 of a heart attack at his home in the...
Jacket CopyDaisy Hay is the author of "Young Romantics: The Tangled Lives of English Poetry's Greatest Generation." The book, which came out this spring, focuses on Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, John Keats and journalist Leigh Hunt, along with........
Culture MonsterJeffrey Biegel is a pianist with a dazzling technique, superb musicianship and a flair for the unnecessary. He has recorded a piano version of Vivaldiâs âFour Seasonsâ and Christmas carols from a classical pianistâs point of view. He enticed...
Culture MonsterMargaret Gray reviews Tennessee Williams' 'Camino Real' at Boston Court Performing Arts Center...
Culture MonsterIf a digitally animated tree falls in a video forest, the sound it makes in Chris Doyle's "Waste Generation" is the low moan of money-driven ecological degradation. The New York-based artist's second solo show at Sam Lee Gallery centers on......
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Culture MonsterA week before classical musicâs latest celebrity sensation, Gustavo Dudamel, filled the Hollywood Bowl for a performance of Bizetâs âCarmenâ last summer, Princeton University Press published Fred Inglisâ âA Short History of Celebrity.â...
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