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Birds as revelations: Atwood writes foreword for Gibson book

WHEN Margaret Atwood would receive invitations over the years to literary events around the world, literature wasn’t the only factor shaping her response. She also kept in mind the interests of her longtime ...

April 11, 2021, Sunday


Original ‘SNL’ player’s memoir looks back in fondness, humor

IF Laraine Newman recounted only her experiences as an original “Saturday Night Live” player — a storied ensemble that included Gilda Radner and John Belushi — she’d have plenty of memoir material. But ...

March 21, 2021, Sunday


Finding a recipe for ‘Food Between Friends’

A chance meeting at a dinner party by two people reluctant to be at that dinner party has resulted in a cookbook perfect for your next dinner party. Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of “Modern Family,” and ...

March 14, 2021, Sunday


Poison a lady’s recipe for murder

AGATHA Christie’s first novel, “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” (1920), introduces her iconic Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and features her famous quip: “Poison is a woman’s weapon.” Of course, ...

February 28, 2021, Sunday


An insider’s look behind ‘60 minutes’

LONG-TIME multi-award-winning producer Ira Rosen has written a sometimes sad, often funny, always revealing portrait of American television’s most famous and successful news show “60 Minutes.” Rosen ...

February 28, 2021, Sunday


Foreign authors top sellers with literature-loving Tehran women

French authors Albert Camus and Simone de Beauvoir rub shoulders with the likes of Jewish diarist Anne Frank and Russian poet Osip Mandelstam in Tehran bookstores where the largely female readership lap ...

December 27, 2020, Sunday


Books ‘resilient’ amid publishing upheaval

BOOK publishing in 2020 was a story of how much an industry can change and how much it can, or wants to, remain the same. “A lot of what has happened this year — if it were a novel, I would say that ...

December 20, 2020, Sunday


Pioneering trans writer bows out

JAN Morris, the celebrated journalist, historian, world traveler and fiction writer who in middle age became a pioneer of the transgender movement, has died at 94. Morris died in Wales on the morning ...

November 29, 2020, Sunday


Scottish author scoops Booker Prize

SCOTTISH writer Douglas Stuart won the Booker Prize for fiction last week for “Shuggie Bain,” a novel about a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow that was turned down by 32 publishers ...

November 29, 2020, Sunday


Forget delivery apps. Dive into Jamie Oliver’s new cookbook

JAMIE Oliver knows one of the biggest obstacles home cooks face isn’t the drudgery of shopping, the chore of chopping or the mess of washing up. It’s delivery apps. What he calls the Uber-ization of the ...

November 15, 2020, Sunday




 

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