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  • Frank M. Robinson, Chicago-born author and Harvey Milk speechwriter

    Frank M. Robinson, Chicago-born author and Harvey Milk speechwriter
    Frank M. Robinson, a Chicago-born author of thrillers and science fiction who also helped slain San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk craft some of his most powerful speeches, has died. He was 87. Robinson's June 30 death while under hospice care at...
  • No more naked Apollos on Russian banknotes, lawmaker says

    No more naked Apollos on Russian banknotes, lawmaker says
    Naked images of the Greek God Apollo have graced buildings and paintings for centuries, but his disrobed body has so shocked one Russian lawmaker that he wants to change the country's 100-ruble banknote. The note, worth less than $3, depicts an image of...
  • Author Jonathan Lethem on utopias, novels, politics, social media

    Novels that feature a talking and gun-toting kangaroo. Or a post-apocalyptic future. Or a world of hermaphroditic aliens known as Archbuilders. Or a magic ring that enables flight and invisibility. Since debuting with the novel "Gun, with Occasional...
  • 'Queen of the Tearling' presents interesting characters, jarring anachronisms

    "The Queen of the Tearling" by Erika Johansen; Harper Collins (448 pages, $26.99) You could write "The Queen of the Tearling" off as yet another young-adult female fantasy novel, but that would be doing it an injustice. It's actually quite intriguing...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 rpm Records" by Amanda Petrusich; Scribner (260 pages, $25) Tracing the rise of the record collectors' market,...
  • Comic-Con 2014: ‘Under the Dome,’ ‘Scorpion,’ ‘Reign’ offer early looks

     
    Their characters may be trapped “Under the Dome” in Chester's Mill, but the hit CBS show's actors are willingly entering […]...
  • MOMS Club of Clarksville meets second Wednesdays

    These groups meet regularly. Center of Light and Love — Second Sunday, 6-7 p.m. Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-995-4647, centeroflightandlove@comcast.net or http://www.centeroflightandlove.org. Chavurah —...
  • 'King of the Screwups' in the Works as a Movie at Alloy

    Young-adult specialist Alloy Entertainment is developing a movie version of K.L. Going's "King of the Screwups." Alloy's president Leslie Morgenstein and Cheryl Dolins are on board to produce the project. Going's novel, published in 2010, centers on a...
  • Korea's 'Detective K' Heads for Sequel

    HONG KONG -- Production is under way on "Detective K: The Labourer's Daughter," a sequel to 2011 Korean "Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow." The period comedy drama was a hit for producer-distributor Showbox with some 4.38 million ticket sales. The...
  • El Rancho schools don't wait on state, adopt ethnic-studies curriculum

    El Rancho schools don't wait on state, adopt ethnic-studies curriculum
    While some California legislators hope to implement a statewide ethnic-studies curriculum in coming years, one school district has decided not to wait. For students at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, ethnic studies are now required. The El...
  • Baseball memoir a perfect book for summertime reading

    Baseball memoir a perfect book for summertime reading
    What a great time of year to read "Summertime Dreams: Yes—Girls Can Play Baseball," a memoir by professional women's baseball player Dolly Niemiec Konwinski, written with local resident Douglas Williams. In the 143 years since America started...