21 March 2010

Solace at the table

Paula Butturini, who will be speaking about her new memoir Wednesday evening at the Library, got a powerful rave in the New York Times Book Review […]
20 March 2010

Reality bites

Non-fiction gets no respect as literature. And it should.  “The genre emits a whiff of the déclassé, served (especially in literature departments) with a garnish of […]
20 March 2010

The continuing wasteland

Columnist David Brooks of the New York Times in an online chat session a couple of weeks ago on the decline of cultural discourse: “One of […]
18 March 2010

R.S.V.P.? R.V.O.M!

Rand Richards Cooper, writing on the op-edit page of the IHT yesterday, confronts a vexing contemporary social problem. Two responses are necessary: (1) Right on! (2) […]