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Richard Russo pairs with his artist daughter

When the biggest news in the literary community is that the federal Department of Justice is suing Apple and five major publishing houses for fixing prices of e-books, or that the Pulitzer Prize for fiction went to exactly no one this year, it's easy to
Marrying story + art
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 04, 2012
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A conversation between Richard Russo and Andre Dubus III

The novelists Richard Russo and Andre Dubus III might have first met each other at the Newburyport Book Festival in 2006, but they might not have — they hit it off so well that neither of them can quite remember. They've been friends ever since.
Blue-collar poetry
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 14, 2011

Richard Russo and Andre Dubus III Have A Lot To Say To Each Other


Richard Russo and Andre Dubus III have a whole lot to say to each other. Here's some stuff they talked about last week that didn't...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  October 13, 2011
One Helluva Line-Up: Boston Book Festival Schedule Announced

One Helluva Line-Up: Boston Book Festival Schedule Announced


You'll be happy to know that some people - or actually a lot of people - are still reading things other than Pop Eater. In...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 29, 2011
Richard Russo chosen for One City, One Story

Richard Russo chosen for One City, One Story


The Boston Book Festival organizers announced today that they've chosen Richard Russo's story, "The Whore's Child," for Boston's second-annual "One City, One Story" program. Russo...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  June 20, 2011
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Lacking magic

There's a lot to be said for literary realism, which tackles head-on the quotidian realities that postmodernism and surrealism often cloak in gimmicks or avoid altogether. Maine author (and Portland Phoenix reader fave) Richard Russo is nothing if no
Richard Russo's latest slice of life is too thin
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 31, 2009


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Paul Newman (1925-2008)

Paul Newman, who died last weekend at the age of 83, was that rarest of creatures, a movie star who turned himself into a great actor.  
Remembering a movie star who turned himself into a great actor
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  October 01, 2008
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Fishing for filmmakers

When you can make Shreveport look like Bridgton for less money, what’s the bottom-line allure of filming in Maine?
Maine struggles to attract the movie industry
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 02, 2008
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Thirsty nights

A man walks into a bar.
Rebecca Barry’s bar stories
By CLEA SIMON  |  October 09, 2007
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Class acts

The cast of Bridge of Sighs — Russo’s first novel since his 2001 Pulitzer winner, Empire Falls — may have benefitted from a refresher course with Emerson.
Richard Russo’s family tidings
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  September 26, 2007
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War, peace, and Robert Pinsky

Every few years, a fall publishing season emerges that should remind us that Boston could be the literary epicenter of America.
The season's fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  September 12, 2007


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Keeping Mum

In Niall Johnson’s minor but enjoyable British black comedy, Maggie Smith is a Mary Poppins–like houseservant with a penchant for homicide who’s the new hire, out in the provinces, of a British family in distress. Watch the trailer for Keeping Mum  
Mr. Belvedere with a cleaver
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 27, 2006

Growing Maine culture

A look back at the highlights of the decade
A look back at the highlights of the decade
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 01, 1900