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  • 'Will Eisner' by Michael Schumacher

    'Will Eisner' by Michael Schumacher
    Although he neither coined the term "graphic novel" nor invented the form, Will Eisner ranks among America's most celebrated and influential sequential artists. The creator of "The Spirit" (a comic book hero who solved crimes without recourse to superpowers or high-tech gadgetry), "The Contract With God" (depicting tenement life during the Depression) and three books on writing and drawing sequential art, Eisner has influenced a generation of artists, writers and animators, including Jules Feiffer, Art Spiegelman and Brad Bird.
  • Florence Parry Heide dies at 92; prolific children's author

    Florence Parry Heide dies at 92; prolific children's author
    Florence Parry Heide, a prolific children's book author best known for her droll illustrated picture book "The Shrinking of Treehorn" and her ability to convey in her writing what it is like to be a child, has died. She was 92. Heide died in her sleep...

    Harold Gould dies at 86; veteran character actor

    Harold Gould dies at 86; veteran character actor
    Harold Gould, a veteran character actor who played con man Kid Twist in the 1973 movie "The Sting," Valerie Harper's father on TV's "Rhoda" and Betty White's boyfriend on "The Golden Girls," has died. He was 86. Gould, who also was known for his stage...

    Saturday in D.C.: The National Book Festival

     
    It's supposed to be perfect book fair weather Saturday in Washington -- sunny, clear and with an occasional breeze. OK, it may be a little hot for those walking the National Mall, but there will be enormous tents for shelter...

    Brighton Beach Memoirs reflects on Neil Simon's own "Jewishness" Feb 4 thru Feb 20 – at the North Shore Theater

     
    Author: David Y. ChackArtistic Director of ShPIeL-Performing IdentityA NEW PERFORMANCE INCUBATOR AND PRODUCTION SOURCEPresident, Association for Jewish Theatre www.afjt.com; dchack@afjt.com In an over fifty year …