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  • Quan Barry's 'She Weeps' listens to the stories of Vietnam's dead

    Quan Barry's 'She Weeps' listens to the stories of Vietnam's dead
    Here's a true dumb American confession: I have a hard time with historical novels that take place outside of the U.S. I'm not much of a history buff, and I find it takes a skillful, engaging author to both situate and dazzle me with beauty at the same...
  • 'Dendera': Yuya Sato on his fable about old women battling a bear

    'Dendera': Yuya Sato on his fable about old women battling a bear
    The Japanese legend of ubasute -- the custom of abandoning elderly loved ones to die in the wilderness to benefit the young during times of famine -- is explored in stark prose in "Dendera" by acclaimed Japanese author Yuya Sato. Originally published by...
  • Jackie Chan's 'Dragon Blade' rules Chinese box office during holiday

    Jackie Chan's 'Dragon Blade' rules Chinese box office during holiday
    The 3-D historical action movie “Dragon Blade” starring Jackie Chan ruled at mainland cinemas over the Chinese New Year holiday, raking in $54.4 million in a record-breaking week for the country’s box office. The total haul for the...
  • In Ishiguro's 'The Buried Giant,' memory draws a blank

     In Ishiguro's 'The Buried Giant,' memory draws a blank
    Kazuo Ishiguro has made a career of the unexpected. His best-known novel, 1989's Man Booker-winning "The Remains of the Day," is narrated by an English butler looking back on the love he let elude him on a country estate in the years leading to World...
  • 'Focus' to top 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' 'Lazarus Effect'

    'Focus' to top 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' 'Lazarus Effect'
    Christian Grey has some competition at the domestic box office this weekend. Warner Bros.' "Focus," starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, is expected to push Universal Pictures' "Fifty Shades of Grey" out of the top spot. The R-rated romantic crime...
  • 2015 Scholarships

    2015 Scholarships
    Scholarships 2015 Flawless Scholarship Slam Current or former high school students who is currently attending or will attend will attend a college within the US or its territories. To enter, register as part of the powerpoetry.org community and add your...
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction land TV deal for ‘Sex Criminals,’ more

     
    Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction are bringing their big ideas to the small screen. The married comic book duo […]...
  • Diversity in children's books grew (some) last year

    More children's books featured African-Americans last year, but it may be too early to applaud any real change in publishing. The number of books written by or about African-Americans almost doubled last year to 179, according to the Cooperative...
  • Broward County Calendar

      Through Feb. 26 Exhibit: You Can Only Get There from Here Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery This exhibition features the work of Canadian artist Gillian Iles. This multimedia exhibition combines environmental-scale paintings with sculpture and...
  • The Biblioracle: A fast break for book lovers

    The Biblioracle: A fast break for book lovers
    Is there anything worse in the world than Internet comments? Ebola? ISIS? The New York Knicks? On just about any site you care to name, the comments are a cesspool of ignorance, hatred and appalling spelling. There is an old spiritual with the line,...
  • Chicago book news: Curbside Splendor accepting submissions

    Chicago book news: Curbside Splendor accepting submissions
    Chicago-based publisher Curbside Splendor is accepting submissions through March 31. Submissions of poetry, art, photography and short fiction for the publisher's monthly e-magazine are free. Book submissions cost $10. For guidelines, visit...