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Nina Cassian, Exiled Romanian Poet, Dies at 89

NY Times Books - April 17, 2014 - 9:19pm
Ms. Cassian sought refuge in the United States after her poems satirizing the regime of President Nicolae Ceausescu fell into the hands of the secret police.

Probe of GPS monitoring of suspected serial killers sought

L.A. Times - California Politics - April 17, 2014 - 7:40pm
California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg reacts after two men wearing GPS devices and under parole supervision are accused of raping and killing four women.

SACRAMENTO — The leader of the state Senate is seeking an investigation into how two sex offenders being monitored by parole agents and tracked by GPS devices were allegedly able to rape and kill four women without being detected.

An Appraisal: The Work of Gabriel García Márquez

NY Times Books - April 17, 2014 - 6:44pm
Gabriel García Márquez — who died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City, at the age of 87 — used his fecund imagination and exuberant sleight of hand to conjure the miraculous in his fiction.

Books of The Times: ‘The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan’

NY Times Books - April 17, 2014 - 6:38pm
“The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan” shows the stage and film director as demanding and manipulative in both his personal and professional lives.

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