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  • World's fairs help us appreciate history and imagine the future

    More than 51 million people visited the 1964 World's Fair in New York City. Not everyone's trip was news-worthy, but one especially famous visitor was science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov. Being of a speculative nature, Asimov asked himself, what might the...
  • Children's book roundup: 'Frank Einstein,' others

    Children's book roundup: 'Frank Einstein,' others
    Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Brian Biggs, Amulet, $13.95, ages 8 to 12 There's a lot to love about this middle-grade chapter book by Jon Scieszka, author of "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales"...
  • Season Preview: Your guide to Orlando-area theater

    Season Preview: Your guide to Orlando-area theater
    THE ABBEY The Orlando nightspot, at 100 S. Eola Drive, hosts plays, concerts and a fall cabaret series. The cabaret performances are at 8 p.m. and cost $10 each. Details: abbeyorlando.com. Monday Night Cabaret Series REBECCA FISHER: Sept. 8...
  • Peabody Auditorium

    Peabody Auditorium
    The auditorium, at 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach, programs theater, dance, classical and other music, comedy and more. Details: 386-671-3460 or PeabodyDaytona.com. See other listings for programming in non-theater genres. MAMMA MIA!: Nov. 6....
  • On Russian troops in Ukraine, honesty is not everyone's best policy

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Ukraine conflict has evoked many memories of the Cold War, including a footloose attitude to the truth. But even as Russia's denials of involvement stretch credibility to breaking point, for some they remain a convenient fiction....
  • 'Genie Wishes' goes inside the mind of the fifth-grader

    'Genie Wishes' goes inside the mind of the fifth-grader
    Baltimore children's book author Elisabeth Dahl used to walk two or three miles just so she could hang out at the Library of Congress, reveling in the Paris Opera House style-architecture, the 23-karat gold-plated dome and the breathtakingly extensive...
  • 'Why Football Matters' versus 'Against Football'

    'Why Football Matters' versus 'Against Football'
    Unlike Steve Almond and Mark Edmundson, the authors of two terrific new books on football, I did not grow up with a father who loved the sport. My father thinks football is commercialized barbarism — 22 oversized idiots plowing into one another,...
  • A cautionary note on children as protesters

    'The talk" has become a rite of passage. It's that moment when parents sit down with their black and brown boys to explain to them the limits of their freedoms and how their conduct in public places will not be given the same laxity as that of their white...
  • Review: 'Kill My Mother' by Jules Feiffer

    Review: 'Kill My Mother' by Jules Feiffer
    Born in 1929, Jules Feiffer got his start at 16 as assistant to the illustrious Will Eisner, creator of "The Spirit," who thought the teenager's draftsmanship inferior to his wordsmithery (not coincidentally, Eisner drew much better than he wrote) and set...
  • Review: 'The Miniaturist' by Jessie Burton

    Review: 'The Miniaturist' by Jessie Burton
    Jessie Burton, a British actor turned fiction writer, takes inspiration for her debut novel from a curiosity cabinet on display at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Built in the late 17th century, it was commissioned by Petronella Oortman, who wanted an exact...
  • Tavis Smiley on 'Death of a King'

    Tavis Smiley on 'Death of a King'
    We know nearly everything there is to know about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., or so we think. But in his new book, "Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year," the PBS and public radio host Tavis Smiley turns his...