Poet, memoirist and performer Maya Angelou has died at age 86, Wake Forest University announced Wednesday. The multi-talented artist was also a celebrated civil rights advocate and pioneer.
Frank O'Hara's ?Lunch Poems? (City Lights: 86 pp., $14.95) ? which has just been reissued in a 50th anniversary hardcover edition ? recalls a world of pop art, political and cultural upheaval and (in its own way) a surprising innocence.
I've been to only three of the "unruly places" featured in Alastair Bonnett's terrific new book (the City of the Dead in Cairo, the "Time Landscape" in Manhattan, and International Airspace). If that seems a low number, bear in mind that other locations include...
How long will it take the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer to rack up a million views? Less than a day, most likely. As of this writing, it has clocked almost 700,000 since debuting on the "Today Show" on Thursday morning.
Things are rotten in the state of Thunderclap. Or at least they are rotten for the people who wash up at the remote, desert Indian casino somewhere in the mountains inland of San Diego in Jim Ruland's masterpiece of desperation, delusion and misdeeds, "Forest of Fortune."
Nick Harkaway's fiction grapples with the curious power of genre fiction's cheap, potent end, from the post-apocalyptic kung fu of "The Gone-Away World" to the clockwork bees and London gangsters of "Angelmaker." His third novel, "Tigerman," sets the...
How many books is too many books? What makes you a book hoarder? What do you do when you have too many?