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  • HBO's series 'VEEP' starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus begins production in Maryland

    HBO's series 'VEEP' starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus begins production in Maryland
    "VEEP," the HBO political satire starring Julia-Louis-Dreyfus, started production Monday on location in the Baltimore area, Gov. Martin O'Malley and the cable channel said. The Maryland Film Office estimates that the first season of the series will...
  • BSO lights a new fire under 'Joan of Arc'

    BSO lights a new fire under 'Joan of Arc'
    At the age of 16, a French villager named Jeanne d'Arc responded to what she said were the voices of saints, exhorting her to take up arms against English invaders. Dressed in male clothing, she led troops to victory in battle after battle before being...
  • Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author

    Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author
    Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
  • On Theater: 'Ruthless' a murderous satiric delight in Laguna

    On Theater: 'Ruthless' a murderous satiric delight in Laguna
    It's not exactly true that "Ruthless," the current production at Laguna Beach's No Square Theatre, is the musical version of "The Bad Seed," but there are enough references to that play to cause eyebrow raising among the most casual theatergoers. For...
  • Review: Martin Amis' biting 'Lionel Asbo' has nowhere to go

     Review: Martin Amis' biting 'Lionel Asbo' has nowhere to go
    -------------------- Lionel Asbo State of England Martin Amis Alfred A. Knopf: 256 pp., $25.95 -------------------- He was born Lionel Pepperdine but changed his name to "Asbo" for England's commonly known Anti-Social Behaviour Order, which targets...
  • Unconventional

    Unconventional
    A nation of predominantly couch-bound television watchers got some bad news tonight, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination and delivered the following line: "America's not about what can be done for us, it's about what can be done by...
  • Review: David Abrams' 'Fobbit' is an impressive Iraq war satire

     Review: David Abrams' 'Fobbit' is an impressive Iraq war satire
    -------------------- Fobbit A Novel David Abrams Black Cat: 372 pp., $15 paper -------------------- In "Going After Cacciato," Tim O'Brien's brilliantly inventive 1978 novel, the title character seeks to escape the madness of 20th-century warfare...
  • Reviews: Frankenstein and Dracula cast their shadows in new books

     Reviews: Frankenstein and Dracula cast their shadows in new books
    When Mary Shelley wrote "Frankenstein" in 1816, she could not have conceived of the cultural landmark it would become. The novel still throws a long shadow across the popular imagination almost two centuries later. Boris Karloff's performance as the...
  • Versed in Hiding

    Versed in Hiding
    For more than two decades after that awful February day in 1989, when Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini asked Muslims everywhere to kill Salman Rushdie for allegedly offending Islam with his novel “The Satanic Verses,” the author was never sure that...
  • Tom Wolfe skims the surfaces of 'Back to Blood'

    -------------------- Back to Blood A Novel Tom Wolfe Little, Brown: 704 pp., $30 -------------------- About a quarter of the way through Tom Wolfe's new novel, "Back to Blood," pornography addiction specialist Dr. Norman Lewis waits with his nurse...
  • Review: Tom Wolfe's 'Back to Blood'

    Review: Tom Wolfe's 'Back to Blood'
    The masters of the universe in Tom Wolfe's "Back to Blood" don't resemble their counterparts in the writer's other novels. Their voices are louder, their wardrobes are looser, their brows are sweatier and their accents are funnier than the almighty,...