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The Globally Personal Depth Of E.L. Doctorow

Steven Petite | Posted 07.25.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

America has lost one of its finest writers, a man who published 12 novels over the course of 45 years, a three-time National Book Critics Circle Award recipient, National Book Award winner, a National Book Foundation distinguished writer, among numerous other accolades.

Five Essential Doctorow Reads (Plus Three Surprises)

The New York Public Library | Posted 07.22.2015 | New York
The New York Public Library

As a lifelong New Yorker, Doctorow chronicled the city with the piercing eye of an observer tempered by the affection of a hometown boy.

Beloved Historical Fiction Author E.L. Doctorow Dead At 84

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Books

NEW YORK (AP) — Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as "Ragtime" and "The March" and applied its ...

'Death by Hitchcock': A Conversation With Elissa Grodin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Elissa Grodin's father, Stan Durwood, was the founder of AMC Entertainment and invented the multiplex and megaplex movie theater concept. Elissa studied film at Dartmouth College, and painting at the New York School of Visual Arts.

The Musical Ragtime Is Right for the Times

Freddie Gershon | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Freddie Gershon

Ragtime uses song to weave together stories of early twentieth-century New York from three very different perspectives -- African Americans in Harlem, immigrants from Eastern Europe, and upper-class suburban whites.

The Fifth Heart: A New Sherlock Holmes Story

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.21.2015 | Books
Tom Alderman

And if you're a Holmes fan, this book is probably a must in the canon. Dan Simmons delivers personal details about Holmes' upbringing you may not have read before. The author details Holmes' fascination with the new wonder drug from the Bayer company. No, not aspirin.

'The Stranger': A Conversation with Harlan Coben

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.25.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Harlan Coben is known to readers everywhere. His first novel was published when he was 26, and after two stand-alone thrillers, Play Dead in 1990 and Miracle Cure in 1991, he began writing the popular Myron Bolitar series.

If the National Book Awards 2013 Were a Star Wars Remake

Rae Bryant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Rae Bryant

ames McBride would be Luke Skywalker. This year's underdog, McBride is the surprise winner in fiction with Good Lord Bird.

Faith And John Hubley's Socially-Conscious Animated Films Screening At The Museum of Modern Art's 11th International Festival of Film Preservation (Huffington Post Exclusive VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.24.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Simply put, this year's film preservation series at MOMA has got flix for every kind of movie fan. In this first of several exclusives, I've chosen to...

J.D. Salinger, America's Most Famous Recluse, Is Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You

Paul Alexander | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment
Paul Alexander

Cinematically engrossing and emotionally gripping, Salinger paints a complete portrait of the man and the artist.

'The Casual Vacancy' Is Not the Only Novel That Includes Politicians!

Dave Astor | Posted 09.27.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

With the often-ridiculous U.S. presidential race in full swing, there's at least a 47 percent chance you'd like to forget about politicians for a few hours by immersing yourself in a novel. But be careful which novel you choose, because some of them feature ... politicians!

E.L. Doctorow's India

Posted 09.06.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from The Condé Nast Traveler "Book of Unforgettable Journeys: Volume II: Great Writers on Great Places." It is author E.L...

"If I Were the Devil"

Holly Munson | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Holly Munson

Satire is an important form of political commentary. The problem is that when someone equates a particular policy position with The Destruction of America As We Know It, they disregard the fact that reasonable people can disagree.

Many a City Is 'Title Town'

Dave Astor | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Do you read so much fiction that visiting a city almost always reminds you of certain novels?

New Yorker Festival 2010 Lineup Announced: Stephen King, Malcolm Gladwell, Dave Eggers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The weekend of October 1st is going to be very busy in the literary world, as heavy hitters from across all book genres are slated to appear at the 11...

Stage Door: Ragtime, My Wonderful Day

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Ragtime is a sweeping, ambitious revival that, with the election of Barack Obama, carries added resonance. The musical, an adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's novel, is not to be missed.

Broadway Looks at Racism in the Obama Era

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Of the 35 productions running or opening shortly -- including Hamlet and Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie -- at least 10 offerings have a rainbow-coalition hue.

Liu Xiaobo Imprisonment: Edward Albee, E.L. Doctorow And Other Writers Gather To Protest

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Major writers will gather in New York this morning to call for the release of Chinese writer and dissident Liu Xiaobo. On Christmas Day, Liu Xiaobo w...

Doctorow's Bleak House

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

Doctorow isn't really interested, as he's been so often before, in illuminating America's past. His subjects, of course, are the nutball Collyer brothers and their activities in and around their Fifth Avenue mansion.

New York Books to Look for this Fall

Greg Mortimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Greg Mortimer

Books written in and about the City of New York, its food, its maps; from Jonathan Lethem, Times restaurant critic William Grimes, and more.

An Audio Book Review: Forget Butch and Sundance, Etta's the Real Star Here

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

In this imaginative and fictional biography, Etta Place can shoot a gun as well as Annie Oakley, ride a horse like Buffalo Bill and rob banks with the skill of an experienced outlaw.

E.L. Doctorow Among Nominees For International Book Prize

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — "Ragtime" novelist E.L. Doctorow and Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul were among the 14 finalists announced Wednesday for the Man Booker I...