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Short stories may be literary stepchildren, but Junot Díaz has done his part to elevate the form to royal family status. His debut collection "Drown" drew critical raves when it appeared 15 years ago. His stories were fresh and original and felt urgent....
My summer reading frequently entails being a guest in someone else's imaginary summer house, and one of my all-time favorites is Edith Wharton's 1917 "Summer." Joshua Henkin invites readers to Wharton's New England in his wonderful novel "The World...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Literature
For those of us desperate for a "Mad Men" fix, this memoir goes down like a gin and tonic on a hot day. Mercifully, Janet Groth doesn't drop names and aggrandize herself with one of those books that promise to tell all but say nothing. Groth came to...
Tags: Manhattan (New York City), Authors
Assume for the moment that through some miracle of nature, Hartford really does become a convention-mad colossus; and the Front Street project is loud and boisterous and full of cool shops and classy hookers and fancy gin joints; and expensive condos full...
Tags: South Windsor, Windsor Locks, Middletown, Sprague, Voluntown
Q: Many years ago I was dining in a restaurant in Chicago's Chinatown. I ordered pressed duck. It was served in a deep fried form about 6 inches in length, 4 inches wide and about an inch or so thick. The vegetables were pressed together with the duck and...
Dropped Names Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them Frank Langella Harper: 356 pp., $25.99 Frank Langella's "Dropped Names" is a different kind of memoir. Rather than recapping his life story, the veteran stage and screen actor offers a series of...
One day in 1962, the Hollywood legend Darryl F. Zanuck turned to his 27-year-old son, Richard, seeking advice. Whom, the elder Zanuck asked, should he appoint head of production of 20th Century Fox, which had fallen on hard times and was losing...
All The RageFirst Lady Michelle Obama invited winners of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards to the White House on Friday. Designers from many different fields were honored, including Thom Browne for fashion. Actress Blake Lively has been a...
All The RageOn “Mad Men,” Don Draper's wife, Megan, knows how to embellish her 1960s regalia with not just a sky-high architectural bouffant but with inky cat-eye eyeliner, reminiscent of Sophia Loren or Brigette Bardot back in the day. And, thanks in...
All The RageNicole Richie's exclusive limited-edition collection for Macy's Impulse is slated to make its runway debut at this year's annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser, "Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama."...
Join us in reading Ben Fountain's latest novel, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," the August Printers Row Book of the Month selection. After an embedded Fox News television crew captures a few moments of warfare waged between Iraqi insurgents and the...
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