Displaying articles for: March 2012

Etgar Keret: What Happens Next

The short story author speaks on curiosity, self-promotion, and life in a very small country.


"The residue of time wasted": Jonah Lehrer Talks Creativity

The author of Imagine talks about the nature of creativity, and how we can boost our own capacity to invent.


"The Past is a Negotiation": Jeanette Winterson

The author of Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? talks about the consequences of "spiritual damage."


Lisa Kleypas: Emotional Magic

Eloisa James talks with the author about her new novel Rainshadow Road.


July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.


What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.