By Lisa Unger | Off the Shelf All writers begin as readers. This is where we fall in love with story. We are addicted to that feeling. You know the o...
I was at a dinner of publishing professionals recently when a book came up that I said I hadn't enjoyed. The response was: "It won the Pulitzer."
By Hilary Krutt | Off the Shelf Until recently, the fraught relationship between the United States and Cuba has made it difficult for Americans to fu...
When I logged in to my Southwest account last week, I was surprised to find my 30,000 accumulated miles were missing. Apparently, they disappeared aft...
If the "fear of the Lord" is the beginning of wisdom, ours must be a very foolish generation. And if the "fear of the Lord" is exhilarating, ours must be a very bored (and boring) generation.
Image courtesy Wikicommons Journalism is a business. It is about making money. Here's a good rule of thumb: If there is no revenue, there is no jo...
Greg Moore leaves The Denver Post today after 14 years as editor. Under his leadership, the newspaper won numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Aurora theater shooting.
Success often depends on our ability to present a socially acceptable image. Ideally, our social image aligns with our authentic self or essence.
Written in the form of a powerful letter to his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates reflects on a series of revelatory experiences that helped him to understand America's racial history, its current inequalities, and his visions for the future.
I have to ask this of the 2015 listmakers: where's all the poetry?
Elizabeth Strout's new novel, My Name is Lucie Barton, returns to the mother-daughter turf of her debut, Amy and Isabelle, published a decade and a half ago.
Greg Pardlo submitted "Digest," his slim book of poems, to the major publishers. All rejected it. He sent it to Four Way Books, which is, like the poet, literary and decidedly non-profit. In 2014, Four Way published his 75-page book.
James Earl Jones is 84, and considered one of the world's finest actors, the voice of Darth Vader has been on Broadway since the 1950s, starring in plays from the Great White Hope and Othello to Fences and You Can't Take It With You. And he continues to dazzle audiences.
As with any thinking person, Miller's politics evolved, but he always believed in civil liberties and the right of artists, and all people, to express themselves freely. Although he later rejected the Marxism of his youth, he never lost his commitment to progressive causes and democratic rights.
Unless they're four gorgeously written, painstakingly molded, amazingly rendered and undeniably memorable books. If you can pull off four of those a year, more power to you. But most can't. I'd go so far as to say no one can, the qualifier being good books.
The past weighs heavily on Walter "Pops" Washington, the angry, suspicious ex-cop whose rage and stubbornness propel the fierce Between Riverside and Crazy, which opened American Conservatory Theater's 49th season a few days ago.