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Andrei Codrescu, a seminal voice in American poetry and once regular commentator on NPR, described poetry by David Giannini of Becket as poems that " know a mysterious grace. They hover lightly about the imminent birth of things, taking shape from … more
The frigid northwest provides a fitting background for "The Forgotten Girls," Owen Laukkanen's sixth chilling police procedural featuring Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere of the joint FBI and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension violent-crimes task … more
Creator John Ridley's superb anthology drama "American Crime," which returned for a third season March 12 on ABC, has been a minor miracle for broadcast network television. It's that rare show that strides into difficult and even morose subject … more
My father, a traveling businessman, likes to joke that I would happily tag along with him to Ames, Iowa; Gary, Ind.; or any other American town that's not on most tourist maps. It's true. If you have an open mind and an adventurer's spirit, every … more
Dear Short Answers: I've never been a particularly fashionable person, but my 2017 New Year's Resolution was to try harder this year. So I hired a fashion "consultant" to help me pick out clothes that were a bit trendier. Unfortunately, I am … more
MILTON — Sweaters for chickens? It sounds like a joke, but a plucky group of retirees in suburban Boston has hatched a plan to keep poultry warm during the New England winter.The unusual project began after members of a knitting club at Fuller … more
The novel "I Liked My Life" begins with Madeline, its main character, assessing a potential new wife for her husband, Brady. It's immediately clear she's dead and speaking from a sort of limbo afterlife.Within a dozen pages, readers learn that Maddy … more
Did you ever consider there is a story behind seemingly discarded items that one may find on the street or in public gathering spaces? In "The Keeper of Lost Things," Ruth Hogan explores this scenario. She uses everyday objects to make delightfully … more
Former newsman Brad Parks has enjoyed a successful run with a series of entertaining, well-crafted crime novels whose protagonist is a sharp-witted reporter at a Newark, New Jersey, daily that's in the midst of the same death throes that grip much … more
LOS ANGELES — Think back on standout modern TV dramas and "Homicide: Life on the Street," "Oz," "The Pacific" and "Treme" easily come to mind.Jon Seda was part of them all, a testament to the actor and the career he's built. Credit the … more
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