09/19/2013 6:31am"Men We Reaped: a Memoir" (Bloomsbury USA), by Jesmyn Ward
09/19/2013 6:44amThe great thing about quick breads also is the most obvious. They're quick.
09/19/2013 8:48amMore than two decades after she last acted on the Steppenwolf stage, Joan Allen has returned to the theater where she started her career as the lead in the company's season premiere.
09/19/2013 9:17amHe has won a Pulitzer, teaches Americans how to write at MIT and his Spanish-sprinkled stories have been acclaimed in the United States. But Junot Diaz, who arrived from the Dominican Republic at the age of 6, says he has never stopped feeling like an immigrant.
09/19/2013 10:05amPublishers hope that the new rules in place for the National Book Awards, for which the first-ever long-lists were announced this week, will lead to the kind of sales enjoyed by winners of Britain's Man Booker Prize.
09/19/2013 10:17amSeveral indie rockers have collaborated on a disc that pays tribute to a Jack Kerouac novel _ and it's not "On the Road."
09/19/2013 10:21amFrom "I Love Lucy" at the dawn of TV, through "Roseanne" and "Seinfeld" and scores of long-forgotten shows, situation comedy has found inspiration in the lives of its creators.
09/19/2013 10:52amThousands of people crowded the harbor of a Taiwanese city on Thursday to welcome a giant floating yellow rubber duck.
09/19/2013 11:32amCostume National hung out an `'under construction" sign on the long-awaited Milan return of its women's collection.
09/19/2013 11:39amThe latest Fendi collection is both feminine and flip _ in short, very chic.
09/19/2013 12:05pmIn electronic dance music, popularly abbreviated as EDM, what can make you can also break you. Artists like Swedish House Mafia and David Guetta have stamped their meal tickets with floor-filling tracks and collaborations with top-flight singers and hip-hop stars. But sometimes the creative cacophony falls short, cheapened by an artistic marriage of convenience rather than strong songwriting or deft arrangements.
09/19/2013 12:23pmCarole King will be honored as the MusiCares person of the year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week.
09/19/2013 12:28pmThe late Johnny Carson is coming back to NBC.
09/19/2013 12:38pmThe Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will keep its music director through the 2017-18 season.
09/19/2013 1:14pmSo maybe the chance to taste the flaky spawn of a doughnut and croissant won't get you lining up at the crack of dawn. Maybe you're holding out for a burger nestled between fried ramen noodles. Or perhaps it's the elusive McRib that moves you.
09/19/2013 1:15pmMiuccia Prada is the most eclectic designer on the Milan runway. Every season she goes to a new place, either literally or figuratively, for inspiration and comes up with a collection that is different from everybody else's and almost always brings down the house.
09/19/2013 1:22pmIn the decade Sarah Tetley has worked with college students, she's seen a change in care packages sent from home.
09/19/2013 1:27pmFormer President Jimmy Carter will receive a lifetime humanitarian achievement award bearing Muhammad Ali's name next month, headlining a list of winners that includes singers Christina Aguilera and Michael Bolton for the first-ever awards that promote achievements in the fight for social justice.
09/19/2013 1:43pmBryan Cranston will star as blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in a film that's to be his first after wrapping "Breaking Bad."
09/19/2013 2:04pmMilan is seeking to reclaim its fashion pre-eminence with a re-energized fashion week not only through strong messages from the runways but concrete acts of to enhance the city's prestige.
09/19/2013 2:07pmMax Mara has clean looks for next summer that are alternatively playful and workaday.
09/19/2013 4:44pmA new biopic on slain rapper Tupac Shakur is coming.
09/19/2013 5:49pmIt's not often you can use the word "dry" to describe a Las Vegas landmark, but tourists hoping to cruise along the Venetian hotel-casino's indoor canals are finding them tapped out.
09/19/2013 9:28pmSome helicopters rescuing people after massive flooding in Colorado carried more dogs, cats and fish than people. Rescuers using zip lines to evacuate people over raging rivers also risked their lives to make sure the four-legged members of families were safe.
09/19/2013 10:05pmVendors at the latest outdoor festival featuring rap-metal group Insane Clown Posse are complaining they're owed thousands of dollars by promoters of the southern Illinois event, who now pledge they'll find a way to pay the tab.