JFK and a week of first-person history Understandably, we will be inundated this week with coverage of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination. For many in the boomer generation, we can't get enough. While 9/11 came close, it's hard to find a moment in American history where the country changed so quickly. 11/18/2013 - 9:29 am | View Link
John Cheever's First Short Story, Ever I went back to my next ... I want to get you into college with as little trouble as possible. "Now about the books. . . . " I do not know how long history classes have been like this. One time or another I suppose history was alive. That was before it ... 11/12/2013 - 3:38 am | View Link
Old school John Updike gives a masterclass in writing We passed through a few galleries, Updike dispatching prose poems of appreciation with chummy good ... for vicariously learned solutions to his own life problems. This is the fallacy behind every interview or biographical sketch, to tether a writer's ... 08/17/2012 - 2:05 am | View Link
The Ovid of Ossining, US writer John Cheever The Enormous Radio followed in 1953, and in 1958 the collection containing many of the stories for which Cheever is most remembered, The Housebreaker of Shady Hill, which established the fictional town in upstate New York that would feature in his work. 06/15/2012 - 12:57 am | View Link
John Cheever centennial remembered through 'Mad Men' Sunday would have been the 100th birthday of John Cheever, the great short story writer and novelist (Falconer, The Wapshot Chronicle, Bullet Park) who died in 1982 but continues to be cited as an influence by contemporary writers including Dave ... 05/25/2012 - 7:15 am | View Link
A toast to John Cheever on his 100th birthday John Cheever (1912-1982) revealed the unease of postwar America in stories like 'The Swimmer' and 'The Country Husband.' Long before Don Draper, there was John Cheever. The master of the American short story was the original purveyor of midcentury mystique ... 05/12/2012 - 10:54 pm | View Link
The first concert Jon Bon Jovi ever attended wasn't a Springsteen show in their hometown of New Jersey. It was a Doobie Brothers concert at the County Stadium in Erie where the teen Bon Jovi was visiting his grandmother in August 1976.
From documenting the creative process at Noma through Instagram snapshots to revealing the science behind molecular gastronomy with step-by-step recipes to teaching the art of making charcuterie, this year's gift picks challenge the conventional cookbook status quo.