Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015
Back in the 1970s, when she was in her 20s and publishing short stories in such magazines as The New Yorker, Ann Beattie was often referred to as “The voice of her generation.”
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015
Author Jackie Collins died at age 77 of breast cancer in Los Angeles, her publicist Melody Korenbrot said.
Friday, Sept. 18, 2015
Daniel Ellsberg is a perfect subject for Steve Sheinkin’s latest history book for young readers, “Most Dangerous” (Roaring Brook Press, 384 pages, $19.99), which was just nominated for a National Book Award.
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Harper Lee politely knocked on truck driver Robert Louis Burns' door in rural Alabama one day more than three decades ago and asked him about the preacher he killed.
Monday, Sept. 7, 2015
“A few years ago I was introduced to Kurt Vonnegut,” Thomas Dimopoulos recalled.
Friday, Aug. 7, 2015
Letty Cottin Pogrebin’s latest book, “Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate,” may be a novel, but whether fact or fiction, her writing will always include some loud and articulate message.
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Monday, July 27, 2015
A white-bearded Florida man has won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” hit the shelves Tuesday, ending months of anticipation for the author’s dedicated fans.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Shortly after sunrise Tuesday, the doors opened at the Old Courthouse Museum in Monroeville, Alabama, and a bell tolled.
Friday, July 10, 2015
We know this much so far about Harper Lee's new book: Atticus Finch is 72 and suffering from rheumatoid arthritis; Scout is a grown woman who has a suitor most anxious to marry her.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Former Gazette reporter James Schlett’s new book, “A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosophers’ Camp in the Adirondacks,” tells how William James Stillman, an outdoorsman/artist/author/diplomat and a Schenectady native, brought some of the world’s brightest minds to Camp Maple on Follensby Pond just east of Tupper Lake during the summer of 1858.
Monday, June 29, 2015
As an administrator for 26 years in the Albany City School District, Bruce Ventner never did a whole lot of teaching. Since he retired nearly 10 years ago, all that has changed.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
No one needs to tell Leonard Slade the power of words. Add a little rhythmic quality to them and, according to Slade, you can change the world.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Historian and author Field Horne combined forces with more than 20 local contributors to produce “Saratoga Springs: A Centennial History.”
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The Library of Congress announced the appointment of Juan Felipe Herrera, a son of migrant farm workers in California, as the next U.S. poet in chief.