| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:35 AM
In the age of TiVo, rewind can be a viewer's favorite button. Sadly, we can't record and play back those moments in life that we want to do over.
This isn't true for the play "A Parallelogram," written by Bruce Norris and playing at the Mark Taper...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Seamus Heaney, the poet and essayist from Ireland who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995, has died. He was 74.
An Irish Catholic who was growing up in Ulster when the Troubles began and who later moved to Dublin, Heaney engaged with the violence...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Newcomers, familiar faces and books that haven't yet debuted in America have all made the 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist. Ruth Ozeki and Jhumpa Lahiri are both finalists for the $58,000 prize.
Ozeki's novel "A Tale for the Time Being" was well reviewed...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:15 AM
LONDON -- Ireland’s first law authorizing abortion under certain conditions was signed into law Tuesday after a bruising debate in the predominantly Roman Catholic country over whether it risked opening the doors to abortion on demand.
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Back in 2000, when John Updike assembled "The Best American Short Stories of the Century," he included "Death of a Favorite," by J.F. Powers. Interviewing Updike at the time, I mentioned how pleased I was to see Powers in the collection. "He was once, you...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Seamus Heaney was already one of Ireland's best-known poets when the sectarian violence of "The Troubles" swept through Northern Ireland in the 1970s and '80s. An Irish Republican activist spotted him on a train and challenged Heaney to craft some words...
| Sep 1, 2013
WIGTOWN, Scotland — "You're on the road to nowhere." The roads were getting narrower and narrower on the drive through southwestern Scotland. We had left behind the divided highway outside Glasgow, and then, somewhere near the towns with signs...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Like it were planned, and perhaps it was, American fans of Chris O'Dowd left bereft by the end of Christopher Guest's HBO series "Family Tree" may jump, as from a lovely frying pan into a really nice fire, to O'Dowd's own "Moone Boy," which begins...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Character actor Donal Logue is performing the tricky but enviable task of juggling roles in three cable series — BBC America's "Copper," the History Channel's "Vikings" and "Sons of Anarchy" on FX. He talked about the series that's currently on...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A high-toned concept combined with disagreeable characters and a jaded worldview provided the formula for Bruce Norris' bracing retort to "A Raisin in the Sun," "Clybourne Park," the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that became a huge hit at the Mark Taper...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:42 AM
The longlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced in London Tuesday morning. The 13 novels include National Book Award winner Colum McCann's "TransAtlantic" and "The Lowland" by Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri.
With a prize of more than...