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Turning James Joyce's 'Ulysses' Into A Virtual Reality Game

By Philip Marcelo | Mar 20
Students are developing a virtual reality game based on James Joyce's "Ulysses" as part of a class at Boston College.

Live Out Loud :: Andrew Lippa Talks 'Little Princess'

By Michael Cox | Dec 3
It was clear when I talked to Andrew Lippa, composer of "A Little Princess," that the lives of those who make musicals are dramatic. Is it any wonder that so many musicals are about characters that believe in the unbelievable and triumph over adversity?

’Brokeback Mountain’ the Opera Premieres in Madrid

By Michael Cox | Sep 12
"Brokeback Mountain" began its operatic life when artistic director of Teatro Real in Madrid, Gerard Mortier, heard about composer Charles Wuorinen’s wish to write an opera based on Annie Proulx’s extraordinary 1997 short story.

Denmark’s Little Mermaid Gets a Boyfriend Named Han

Jun 2
She has been beheaded twice, lost an arm, and been daubed with paint at least seven times. The iconic statue of the Little Mermaid from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale is now getting a male counterpart: "Han."

New Yorker Festival Attracts Celebs and the Hoi Polloi

By JOCELYN NOVECK | Oct 6
The hostility was escalating between former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, and Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y. The banter became so tense that even-tempered historian Jill Lepore, sitting between them, suggested she leave so the men could arm-wres

Oprah Forgives Franzen and Chooses "Freedom"

By HILLEL ITALIE | Sep 18
Nine years after picking Franzen’s "The Corrections" for her book club and then canceling his appearance on her show after he expressed ambivalence over her endorsement, Winfrey has chosen his new novel, "Freedom."

Novelist Colum McCann wins book award

By Hillel Italie | Nov 19
Colum McCann’s "Let the Great World Spin" has captured the fiction prize at the 60th annual National Book Awards.

Tales of rich and poor loom large at book awards

By Hillel Italie | Nov 18
Stories of rich and poor are common themes among Wednesday night’s nominees for the National Book Awards.

Herta Mueller wins 2009 Nobel literature prize

By Karl Ritter and Matt Moore | Oct 8
Herta Mueller won the 2009 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday in an award seen as a nod to the 20th anniversary of communism’s collapse.

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