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Bookends: Is Being a Writer a Job or a Calling?

1 hour 53 min ago
Benjamin Moser and Dana Stevens discuss whether being a writer is just a job or a loftier ambition.

ArtsBeat: Snowed In? Here’s What to Watch, Read or Listen To

January 26, 2015 - 8:43pm
Streaming TV, movies, music and books to help you through a winter storm.

ArtsBeat: Strong Sales for ‘Hedwig’ on Broadway

January 26, 2015 - 1:19pm
John Cameron Mitchell returned to the role he created in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” sparking strong sales. “Honeymoon in Vegas” saw modest sales after strong reviews.

Books of The Times: ‘Guantánamo Diary’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

January 25, 2015 - 12:03pm
Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s memoir, “Guantánamo Diary,” was published after a seven-year legal battle and with heavy redactions from military censors.