A short history of an art form's long passing
Most famous for penning Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which re-imagined The Wizard of Oz and was transformed into a hit Broadway musical, Gregory Maguire has carved himself a literary niche by looking at fairy tales and children's stories from a differ ... More >>
Good Grief: Joan Didion tries to write about loss without losing it
Since last November's electoral rout, the Republicans have redoubled their vigor in taking it to Democrats in the backrooms of power--specifically K Street, the Washington thoroughfare that power lobbyists have traditionally called home. Team Rove and its band of winged Congressional monkeys are mo ... More >>
Myth and life and the dark side
University lectures on tape may be the most middlebrow product since Reader's Digest. So what's wrong with that?
Whether an Algerian-born street rat, a metaphysical quixoticist, or the James Dean of writers, the real Albert Camus steps forward in a new biography.