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firstname.lastname@example.orgDead Civil War soldiers showing up at re-enactments and a camera that predicts people’s deaths were among the stories told at the site of the 150th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Antietam. Johlene “Spooky” Riley, author,...
Sandi Tan's past is teeming with ghosts. The Pasadena-based filmmaker-turned-novelist isn't a "seer" herself — she's a self-described scaredy-cat and doesn't particularly enjoy supernatural books and movies — but her childhood in Singapore...
Tags: Book, Fiction, Authors, Jane Campion, Malaysia
There's probably some great psychology/sociology book out there that analyzes why we like ghost stories, why they appear in nearly every culture, and why they're generally the first horror concept each culture develops. Presumably it has something to do...
Tags: Flu, Fiction, Movies, World War I (1914-1918), Imelda Staunton
"Liesl & Po" by Lauren Oliver "Liesl and Po" is about a girl, a boy, a ghost, and a ghost pet. Will (the boy), confuses a box containing ashes of Henry Morbower, who is Liesl's father, with the most powerful magic in the world. Liesl is locked in the...
Fall Festival The 5th annual Fall Festival at Rockwood Fire Hall, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29. Hay rides, fire truck rides, food vendors, children’s activities, contests and entertainment. Benefits the Rockwood fire department. 814-926-4030. ...
All summer long, Printers Row invited kids ages 5-16 to send in book reviews. Here's what young Chicago-area writers had to say. We've left the reviews mostly unedited to let the charm shine through. Watch for more to come. "Frog and Toad All Year" by...
Zero stars (out of four) In the astoundingly incompetent “The Apparition,” the most legitimate conversation involves a debate about whether or not Costco sells saguaro cacti. Good news, green thumbs; it appears they do. Pretty much every...
**1/2 (out of four) Last week's “The Apparition” contained an alarming lack of skill. So “The Awakening” represents a certain corrective because it disturbs for reasons other than nearly everyone involved in the horror movie not...
Special to The Herald-Mail"ParaNorman" is one of those animated kids' movies that's filled with dark, deathly subject matter. At various points we see ghosts, corpses, zombies and all manner of gruesome stuff in between. Yet, there's no mistaking that this qualifies as family...
The Complete Short Stories Mark Twain Introduction by Adam Gopnik Everyman's Library: 716 pp., $28 Mark Twain was on the lecture circuit for over three decades. He would take the stage feigning bemusement at discovering his audience and stand silently...
Our Town InternWhen author and educator Mark Spencer moved into the historic Allen family home in Monticello, Arkansas, he had no idea that he and his family were not alone. Spencer introduced the story of his encounters as well as an uncovered secret about the...
Bolton Hill baseball and travel writer Charlie Vascellaro normally can be found hanging out at ballparks. So the opportunity to spend a night in late April at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Station after hearing tales about ghostly occupants was...
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