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  • Librarians were kids once, too

    Librarians were kids once, too
    "From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konigsburg Every child fantasizes about running away from home to teach his or her parents a lesson. One summer, 12-year-old Claudia showed me exactly how it could be done, in comfort and...
  • A weekend just for murder mystery buffs

    A weekend just for murder mystery buffs
    Did Ms. Scarlet silence Mrs. Peacock with a knife to the throat? Or did Col. Mustard throttle Professor Plum with a silver-plated candlestick? Mystery buffs can map out, investigate and solve murder mysteries at a variety of hotels and bed-and-breakfasts,...
  • Noah Charney's 'Stealing the Mystic Lamb': Book Review

    Noah Charney's 'Stealing the Mystic Lamb': Book Review
    By what measures do we assign "greatness" to artworks? The word of experts? Public acclaim? Monetary value? By these standards, Jan and Hubert van Eyck's "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," also known as the Ghent Altarpiece, surely warrants a place in...
  • Stieg Larsson's 'Girl' is an international publishing phenomenon

    Stieg Larsson's 'Girl' is an international publishing phenomenon
    Massive, worldwide success often remains a bit enigmatic, but this publishing breakthrough seemed especially unlikely. The first novel begins with the dull thud of a family tree full of foreign names: The book starts slowly — digging into arcane...
  • Blue Balliett switches setting but not adventure in 'The Danger Box'

    Blue Balliett switches setting but not adventure in 'The Danger Box'
    When Blue Balliett burst onto the tween literary scene with her first action-packed intellectual art mystery six years ago, it was, in every sense, a puzzler. An unknown Chicago teacher had propelled herself to the top of the country's bestseller lists...
  • Book review: 'The Mind's Eye' by Oliver Sacks

    Book review: 'The Mind's Eye' by Oliver Sacks
    The Mind's Eye Oliver Sacks Alfred A. Knopf: 270 pp., $26.95 Oliver Sacks has built a reputation on exploring the medical mysteries of individual patients to illuminate the larger mysteries of human experience. "The Mind's Eye," a collection of essays...
  • Movie review: 'Cold Weather'

    Movie review: 'Cold Weather'
    "Cold Weather," the latest micro-budget movie from writer-director-editor Aaron Katz, is like an exquisite minimalist painting — its beauty will move you, its simplicity will fool you. For there are layers and complexities to be found in the film,...
  • Tea Obreht can write

    Tea Obreht  can write
    Here's what I like about Tea Obreht's debut novel, "The Tiger's Wife": Obreht can write. She can put a sentence together, inhabit characters with lives far different than hers; she can trace the horrors of a war she's never seen. All that is essential,...
  • Review: "The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Novel" by Henning Mankell

    Review: "The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Novel" by Henning Mankell
    Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Kurt Wallander? Don't worry, the peerless Swedish police detective, the pride of the force in rural Ystad, doesn't get ruthlessly gunned down like Edward G. Robinson's Rico Bandello in "Little Caesar." It's that author...
  • For Grimes, love of stories no mystery

    For Grimes, love of stories no mystery
    If she weren't writing mysteries, Martha Grimes says, she might be running a tea shop. You were expecting perhaps an auto-parts store? No, you weren't. Not if you know Grimes' work, which includes 22 mysteries featuring the incisive Scotland Yard...
  • Video/Q&A: 'Project X' stars Thomas Mann, Jonathan Daniel Brown and Oliver Cooper

    Video/Q&A: 'Project X' stars Thomas Mann, Jonathan Daniel Brown and Oliver Cooper
    “Project X” puts you right in the center of the action—in this case, what may be the biggest onscreen party of all time. Or to put it another way, says “Project X” co-star Jonathan Daniel Brown, the movie has an “anti-...