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Jim Carry gets real with satirical fictional memoir

WHEN Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon handed in the book they had toiled on for eight years — a satirical “anti-memoir” about Carrey’s life but with increasingly extreme flights of absurdity — to Sonny Mehta, ...

July 12, 2020, Sunday


Novelist Patchett has Nashville bookstore customers swooning

THE Nashville bookstore that opened and thrived while others were closing their doors is once again defying the odds, thanks, in part, to its famous novelist co-owner. Throughout the pandemic, Ann Patchett ...

July 5, 2020, Sunday


Famed books on challenged list

STORIES with gay and transgender themes, a spoof inspired by the family rabbit of Vice President Mike Pence, and classics by J.K. Rowling and Margaret Atwood were among books that received the most objections ...

April 26, 2020, Sunday


Bio reveals complexity of Carrie

Star Wars fans may feel a lump in their throats when Carrie Fisher appears in the finale of the world’s most popular film series....

January 5, 2020, Sunday


T.S. Eliot letters to muse unveiled after 60 years

After more than 60 years spent sealed up in a library storage facility, about 1,000 letters written by poet T....

January 5, 2020, Sunday


Uplifting heroines rise from Depression

At the outset of Jojo Moyes’ “The Giver of Stars,” Alice Van Cleve has gone from the frying pan into the fire. An outspoken young woman who doesn’t quite fit in with polite English society, Alice jumps ...

October 13, 2019, Sunday


Writers address current events

THIS Fall, some of the timeliest and most topical books will be found in the fiction section. From Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments,” her sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” to Lucy Ellmann’s epic “Ducks, ...

September 8, 2019, Sunday


Mannequin’s memoir is magical

Before there were supermodels, there were “mannequins” — living, breathing women who played an active role in designing haute couture by standing very, very still....

September 1, 2019, Sunday


Friend offers insights into Dylan’s life

FROM Bob Dylan’s first, hard-driving blues number at summer camp to the rollicking Rolling Thunder Revue concert tour, the legendary musician’s childhood best friend had a front row seat. Now Louie Kemp ...

September 1, 2019, Sunday


2 artists living a life ‘Elsewhere’

CULTURAL exchange is a bit more trickier than you might think. Sometimes problems occur when we use the same words, presuming that we mean the same thing, only to discover that they are enacted differently ...

June 30, 2019, Sunday




 

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