October 4, 2012 I told him it was a pleasure to meet him and that it was an absolute honor. He said he needed more time to think, so here I am watching and waiting. Two broad, expressionless men stand at each side of the front door of Bragg's Brunch n' More.
October 4, 2012 For The Latin Road Home, chef Jose Garces traced the food traditions that have influenced his cooking. From Spain to Mexico, to Ecuador, Peru and Cuba, he investigated the techniques and ingredients that shaped the foods of his childhood. Garces talks about his journey, and shares favorite recipes.
October 4, 2012 The longer-running lawsuit with authors, however, is still unresolved.
October 4, 2012 Junot Diaz's electric new collection of short stories centers around Yunior, a macho yet mournful Dominican-American man. In these stories about love, lust and infidelity, a good man is hard to find — and when he is found, he's always in bed with someone else.
October 4, 2012 The first Star Wars movie came out 35 years ago, but a never-ending stream of cartoons, books and video games has kept the saga current. Even for little kids too young to have seen the film, Star Wars has turned into a permanent part of their entertainment mythology.
October 4, 2012 Author Jasper Fforde is well known for his Thursday Next series of literary fantasies. Reviewer Petra Mayer says his first book for young adults may feel familiar to Thursday fans, but it's still an enjoyable mixture of magic, emotion, everyday absurdity, and the occasional illusory moose.
October 3, 2012 He's appeared in over 100 films and TV shows, but you still might not know his name. In his memoir, The Dangerous Animals Club, actor Stephen Tobolowsky talks about falling in love with comedy — and playing characters who are always on the story's fringes.
October 3, 2012 Since the 1961 publication of the Third International Dictionary, people have debated the merits of dictionaries that describe language as it is and those that explain how it should be. Today the debate continues, but it doesn't hold the same cultural significance as before, writes Geoff Nunberg.
October 3, 2012 Novelist Don DeLillo collects his short stories, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens reflects on his career, Lawrence Lessig looks at money and power in politics, and comedians Ellen DeGeneres and John Hodgman poke fun at life's sunny and gloomy sides.
October 3, 2012 The debut novel of Robin Sloan, a former Twitter and Current TV employee, tells the thoughtful, magical story of Clay, a worker in a mysterious literary emporium. Aside from the occasional groaner insight, the buoyant narrative demonstrates Sloan's gift of charismatic prose.
October 2, 2012 After his mother is sexually assaulted, 13-year-old Joe Coutts is desperate for answers. But when both official and tribal investigations let him down, he takes matters into his own hands. Louise Erdrich pits justice against vengeance in her new novel, The Round House.