Louie Steven Witt, are you still out there somewhere, alive? Would you tell me if you were? You know you're back in The Dallas Morning News this morning, but only as a ghost. I wonder if you really are a ghost yet. I can't find you with Google, which may mean ... well, we know what it may mean. It's ... More >>
Unfair Park just received this brief, sad missive from Nicholas Latimer, director of publicity for Knopf:It is with great sadness that I report that John Updike died this morning at the age of 76, after a battle with lung cancer. He was one of our greatest writers, and he will be sorely missed.JOHN ... More >>
As mentioned earlier, John Updike's last visit to Dallas was exactly one year ago, when he visited with WFAA-Channel 8's John McCaa at the NasherSalon 2008 Lecture Series. After the jump, a wonderful photo of the two men on the Nasher stage courtesy Kristen Gibbins, communications manager at the Nas ... More >>
A beloved scribe visits Dallas
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From left: Chris Mavor, Andrew Hamilton and Sam Murchison made it to the AAC last night the old-fashioned way. They earned a thousand bucks in a week. This afternoon The Dallas Morning News posted a short piece to its Web site about three 11-year-old boys who raised more than $1,000 so they could bu ... More >>
A family's crisis feels a bit too familiar in Imaginary Heroes
Rose Troche uses the Altman method to reveal more suburban discomfort
Chess, Turturro and Nabokov are reduced to pawns in this Rocky for the art-house crowd
Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight
Former Dallas Cowboy Pat Toomay found it harder to write about the NFL than to play in it
Kevin Spacey is riveting in the year's most harrowing, horrific feel-good story
Coming-of-age story about coming out at Seventeen
April 8-14, 1999
How reverent can you get?
Dallas author Patricia Anthony's sci-fi caught Hollywood's interest. But her decision to chuck the whole genre caught New York's wrath.