Author Jonathan Franzen says he loves the characters in his new book, Purity. “To me, that’s what defines my work, is characters that I ...

Franzen talks up, and around, his new novel

NEW YORK – Writing has become no easier for Jonathan Franzen, whose fifth novel comes out this fall.

And neither, apparently, have interviews.

“I hope never to become glib,” the...

Performing Arts

Cabaret star Julie Wilson dies

NEW YORK – Julie Wilson, a musical theater actress and cabaret star who earned a Tony Award nomination and was cheered for her ability to harness the...

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Visual Arts

April brings entertainment for everyone

April at the Fort is filled with a flurry of activities as we say good-bye to graduating seniors and this school year.

Stop by the Art Gallery to...

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Film & TV

Review: Far from the Madding Crowd

The summer movie season is a bit of a strange time to release a love story, especially one so ethically charged.

Thomas Hardy’s novel Far from...

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