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ArtsBeat: Video: Blake Bailey on Writing About His Own Life
2 hours 32 min
The literary biographer talks about his new memoir, “The Splendid Things We Planned.”
Bookends: Is It Harder to Write About Happiness Than Its Opposite?
3 hours 11 min
Leslie Jamison and Adam Kirsch discuss the old saw that says “happiness writes white.”
Joe McGinniss, ‘Fatal Vision’ Author, Dies at 71
March 10, 2014 - 9:18pm
Mr. McGinniss, who received scathing criticism for his reporting techniques for the 1983 book about the murder trial of Jeffrey MacDonald, also chronicled the lives of President Richard Nixon and Sarah Palin.
Ned O’Gorman, 84, Dies; Poet Founded Innovative Harlem School
March 10, 2014 - 6:22pm
Mr. O’Gorman started his “liberation camp,” the Children’s Storefront, on a dare in 1966 because he wanted to stir students’ imaginations.
William R. Pogue, Astronaut Who Flew Longest Skylab Mission, Is Dead at 84
March 10, 2014 - 4:52pm
Colonel Pogue, the pilot for Skylab’s last manned mission in 1973, went on “strike” while in orbit to demand more free time to enjoy the view and to think.
Chris Pavone’s Thriller ‘The Accident,’ Set in Book World
March 10, 2014 - 2:39pm
Chris Pavone, a novelist and former nonfiction editor, contends that the sedate book publishing industry can make an exciting setting for a fictional thriller.
Arts, Briefly: Anne Rice Reviving the Vampire Lestat
March 10, 2014 - 2:23pm
“Prince Lestat” is set for release in October.
ArtsBeat: Now Boarding: Amtrak Writers Residency
March 10, 2014 - 2:06pm
Amtrak is now accepting applications for a new writers’ residency program that includes free travel.
Books of The Times: Simon Schama’s ‘The Story of the Jews’
March 10, 2014 - 1:50pm
In Simon Schama’s book “The Story of the Jews,” he writes that Jewish history has survived, thanks to its people’s intense literacy.
City Room: Discussing ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ With Gary Shteyngart
March 10, 2014 - 1:46pm
At 6:30 tonight, join an online discussion of Jay McInerney’s “Bright Lights, Big City” with Gary Shteyngart and Ginia Bellafante.
ArtsBeat: George Saunders Wins Inaugural Folio Prize
March 10, 2014 - 12:44pm
Mr. Saunders won the award, his second in two weeks, for his story collection “Tenth of December.”
Walter Kirn’s ‘Blood Will Out’
March 10, 2014 - 11:36am
Walter Kirn, who was duped by an impostor known as Clark Rockefeller, examines their complicated relationship.
ArtsBeat: PEN/Faulkner Finalists Announced
March 10, 2014 - 7:19am
Daniel Alarcón and Karen Joy Fowler are among the five nominees for the fiction prize.
Sherwin B. Nuland, Author of ‘How We Die,’ Is Dead at 83
March 9, 2014 - 6:33pm
Dr. Nuland’s book, which won the National Book Award in 1994, depicted death as messy and often humiliating, and it urged readers to approach late-life care with tempered expectations.
Revisiting a Scholar Unmasked by Scandal
March 9, 2014 - 2:47pm
“The Double Life of Paul de Man,” by Evelyn Barish, is the first full biography of the Yale literary theorist who helped turn deconstruction into an insurgent force in American intellectual life.
Books of The Times: ‘Shotgun Lovesongs,’ Nickolas Butler’s Debut Novel
March 9, 2014 - 12:24pm
“Shotgun Lovesongs,” Nickolas Butler’s debut novel, is set in Wisconsin and revolves around old friends brought together for a wedding.
March 8, 2014 - 9:53pm
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