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  • Yoda, Space Hefner and ‘amorous sweats': Read the original ‘Empire Strikes Back’ review

     
    May the fourth — “Star Wars” Day — has arrived. With that in mind, we thought it was an ideal […]...
  • Union Bridge author nominated for historical fiction prize

    Union Bridge author nominated for historical fiction prize
    Author Jim Stempel, of Union Bridge, said his interest in Civil War history can be traced to his childhood, and time spent in the area. Stempel's latest novel, a piece of Civil War historical fiction entitled "Albemarle," was recently nominated for the...
  • Diamond in the rough: Severna Park author pens, self-publishes baseball novel

    Stephanie Verni has never dated a baseball player but after reading her novel "Baseball Girl", you'll wish she did. Published March 6, the novel follows Francesca Milli, a 19-year-old college student dealing with the death of her father. After his...
  • Men wield power in hellish times, lay the groundwork

    "Wolf Hall," the Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel about the court of Henry VIII — and most dramatically, the conflict between Thomas Cromwell and Sir Thomas More — is now a TV series (presented on PBS). It is maddeningly good....
  • 'Cars can't fly' (Yes, they can! See: 'Furious 7'!) and other falsehoods

    As chairman of the Movie Truth Police Council, I am pleased to announce an exciting new phase in our mission of combating movie misinformation. We will no longer limit ourselves to films based on true stories — historical dramas, biopics, Woody...
  • Crime and mystery writer Ruth Rendell dies at 85

    Mystery writer Ruth Rendell, who brought psychological insight and social conscience to the classic British detective story, has died at the age of 85. Publisher Penguin Random House said Rendell — best known for the Inspector Wexford series of...
  • Charlie Hebdo cartoonists: heroes or racists? The answer's not that simple

    Charlie Hebdo cartoonists: heroes or racists? The answer's not that simple
    Years ago, I served on a jury that had trouble making up its mind. After we sent the judge one too many questions, he brought us back into the courtroom to impress upon us a distinction. There are questions of law and there are questions of fact, he said....
  • Faith and Values: Some films, shows and books include spiritually astute scenes

    I've been haunted — fascinated — by screens: movie screens, television screens, computer screens. For a long time, as the following example suggests. "Long ago, rain fell on mud and became rock … half a billion years ago …...
  • Blackhawks fan fiction takes Toews off the ice

    Blackhawks fan fiction takes Toews off the ice
    The fantasy goes like this: Shaylin falls hard for a Chicago Blackhawk, and there's no going back to ordinary life! She had never dreamed she would meet a professional hockey player, let alone date a professional hockey player!! Now her world would...
  • David K. Shipler's 'Freedom of Speech' reflects our fractured times

     David K. Shipler's 'Freedom of Speech' reflects our fractured times
    David K. Shipler calls himself a free-speech absolutist in his seventh book, "Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword." "Lines are murky," he writes, "and it's always risky to use vague characterizations to give authorities the power to shut down...
  • Michaelangelo Matos discusses how electronic dance music got its wattage

    Michaelangelo Matos discusses how electronic dance music got its wattage
    From its humble American beginnings as house music in Chicago, techno in Detroit and rave music in England, the genre now known as electronic dance music has become a billion-dollar business. Superstar DJs earn tens of millions of dollars annually;...