Posts Tagged ‘Whitey Bulger’
April 22, 2013 | by Clare Fentress
- E. L. Konigsburg, author of beloved children’s titles The View from Saturday, A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver, and, most famously, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, has died, at eighty-three.
- Speaking of people in museums past closing hours, Whitey Bulger is the subject of another book. (Considering he is “known to be a book reader,” maybe he won’t mind too much.)
- In other Boston news, The New Yorker talks literature, violence, and the Caucasus in light of last week’s tragic events.
- And in case you missed this informative memo to tweeters: Chechens are not from the Czech Republic.
- The 2012 LA Times Book Prize winners have been announced.
June 20, 2012 | by The Paris Review
A cultural news roundup.
- Want to know the books Whitey Bulger would have taken to the grave?
- Paper landscapes, a tsunami of pages—this is extreme editing.
- Be Kind to Books Club. Some propaganda never gets old.
- Self-promotion knows no boundaries.
- “You can’t turn Infinite Jest into a two-hour play. You can’t put it on a conventional stage. And you can’t send your audience away without at least a small dose of pain.”
- A giant squid invades Paris in Fiona Apple’s new music video.
- R.I.P. Gitta Sereny.
- The conspiracy is alive: find a Thomas Pynchon “Trystero” near you.
- Twilight is not an acceptable nomination.
- Paging Jonathan Franzen. #OccupyGaddis begins now!
- Flannery O’Connor reads “A Good Man is Hard to Find” in a rare 1959 recording.
- What happens when you leave a group of boys around art? The sculptor Eva Rothschild finds out.