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  • Three more women are elected governor - Mary Fallin, Nikki Haley and Susana Martinez make history

     
    While Congress went backwards a step in diversity in regards to African American senators (there are now zero), the nation elected three more women as governors: Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, Nikki Haley of South Carolina, and Susana Martinez of New......
  • Dispatch from New York: Yes, the Public Theater's 'Gatz' is really six hours long

     
    There are no surviving recordings of F. Scott Fitzgerald reading any portion of his masterpiece, “The Great Gatsby,” but if Fitzgerald ever did read aloud from the 1925 novel, it was probably nothing like “Gatz,” an 8-hour theatrical experience...
  • Literary auction at Bonhams & Butterfields today

     
    Monday's auction of fine books, manuscripts and historical photographs at Bonhams & Butterfields begins at 10 a.m. PDT. Among the signature pieces are a world atlas, dating from the late 1500s, with vivid color maps, detailed drawings of the locals......
  • The Library of America launches a blog

     
    The Library of America, the nonprofit publishing house dedicated to creating an in-print library of editions of America's greatest works, launched its first blog Friday. Called Reader's Almanac, it focuses on joining the current online discussions that...
  • New York Drama Critics Circle snub Tony Award contenders to name 'The Orphans' Home Cycle' best play

     
    For the second year in row, the New York Drama Critics Circle spurned all the Broadway fare to find the winner of their best play award. (Here is a ballot-by-ballot breakdown of the voting.) This year's champ is the last work from the late Horton Foote, a...
  • The surprise on Oprah's best-books list

     
    The 10th anniversary edition of O, the Oprah Magazine includes a list of 10 books that rocked Oprah's decade. Eight of them are, as you might expect, selections from Oprah Winfrey's book club, including Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" in......
  • 'Android Karenina' writer says Tolstoy might not like remake: 'He seems to have taken himself very seriously.'

     
    FIVE QUESTIONS: BEN H. WINTERS Ben H. Winters shares the author credit on his new book with literary lion Leo Tolstoy, who died 100 years ago this November. The book is called "Android Karenina" and, yes, that's right, it reimagines......
  • Summer reading: Aimee Bender on 'Geek Love'

     
    Susan Salter Reynolds writes that Aimee Bender combines William Faulkner's loneliness, a profound empathy and Mark Twain's ability to give a light spin to heavy subjects, and blends them together in her new novel, "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.".....
  • A visit to Mark Twain's Hannibal, Mo.

    A visit to Mark Twain's Hannibal, Mo.
    It was long after dark when Henry Sweets brought me to Hannibal's Old Baptist Cemetery, "a graveyard of the old-fashioned Western kind." No moon. Ragged weeds, crumbling gravestones. We tried to tread lightly, but it had been raining, and mud grabbed...
  • Book review: 'Three Delays' by Charlie Smith

    Book review: 'Three Delays' by Charlie Smith
    Three Delays A Novel Charlie Smith Harper paper Perennial: 368 pp., $14.99 Billy and Alice are a tripped-out Scott and Zelda, a Jane Austen romance via Hunter S. Thompson, a Romeo and Juliet on the burned-out edge of the baby boom. Billy has no doubts...
  • New Orleans' French Quarter: A novel place, still

    New Orleans' French Quarter: A novel place, still
    Despite its name, Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" isn't a play so much about a geographic destination — Desire Street — as a place in the heart. In the Crescent City, both perspiration and sensuality still ooze from the pores,...