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  • 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....
  • Book Talk: Jojo Moyes on writing and socioeconomic inequality

    By Billy Cheung NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Fresh off a string of literary hits, British journalist-turned-fiction novelist Jojo Moyes has penned her latest best seller, "One Plus One." At the heart of the book is the unlikely pairing of successful...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Teaching 'Mockingbird' to today's students

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Teaching 'Mockingbird' to today's students
    One of the charges of the high school English teacher is to help teenagers see the relevancy of literature to their lives. I'm always on the lookout on how to win over the students to read, in their minds, very old books from long, long ago. For...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Mean Streak" by Sandra Brown (Grand Central, $26). A woman and her captor become unexpected allies when faced with sudden danger. Last week: — 2. "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" by Haruki Murakami...
  • First trailer for Jon Stewart's Iranian political drama 'Rosewater'

    First trailer for Jon Stewart's Iranian political drama 'Rosewater'
    It takes four walls to imprison a person's body, but the spirit is another matter. Such is the drama at the heart of "Rosewater," Jon Stewart's fact-based political movie about journalist Maziar Bahari's 118-day ordeal in an Iranian jail. A newly...
  • Women's paths diverge in Elena Ferrante's epic 'Those Who Leave'

    Women's paths diverge in Elena Ferrante's epic 'Those Who Leave'
    I first encountered Elena Ferrante's fierce, singular voice in her second novel, "The Days of Abandonment," an unrelenting exploration of a woman whose husband has left her. In her newest novel, "Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay," the third of her...
  • 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...
  • Sandra Brown's 'Mean Streak' tops U.S. bestsellers list

    Aug 28 (Reuters) - "Mean Streak," the latest novel from American author Sandra Brown, topped the U.S. bestsellers list on Thursday, knocking Japanese author Haruki Murakami's "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage," from the top spot....
  • 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"...