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  • Helen Macdonald's 'H Is for Hawk' swoops into the wild

    Helen Macdonald's 'H Is for Hawk' swoops into the wild
    When her beloved father died in London, Helen Macdonald slipped past grief into a melancholic depression, and as a poet, naturalist and close observer of nature and words, she identified what she felt and what she intuitively needed. In this singular...
  • Paul Beatty's bruising, satirical 'Sellout' is driven by black voices

    Paul Beatty's bruising, satirical 'Sellout' is driven by black voices
    I knew when I read "The White Boy Shuffle" as a junior in college that Paul Beatty had written the book every afflicted black boy wannabe novelist dreamed of creating. Because we lived in the United States, and because we were black boys, and because we...
  • Common Sense book reviews

    Common Sense book reviews
    American history comes alive with these great reads for kids. From picture books to novels, silly stories to serious biographical accounts, these books draw on America’s heritage and heroes to entertain, educate, and inspire kids of all ages....
  • 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...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' makes Pat Robertson hot and bothered

    'Fifty Shades of Grey' makes Pat Robertson hot and bothered
    The success of the book "Fifty Shades of Grey" and its film adaptation has gotten Pat Robertson whipped into a frenzy. The conservative Christian network chairman blasted the bondage-themed book and movie in an appearance on the Christian Broadcasting...
  • Mohsin Hamid's new book takes a post-9/11 view

    Mohsin Hamid's new book takes a post-9/11 view
    Writers, Lynne Sharon Schwartz once insisted, write "anything and everything, just as a composer composes anything — not only sonatas or only nocturnes or only symphonies." And yet, it's undeniable that certain authors are better at certain things....
  • Canadian author introduces new mystery series

    "Book or By Crook, the first in the Lighthouse Library Mysteries by Canadian author Eva Gates, will be introduced on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Lady Lake Public Library, 225 W. Guava St., and 2 p.m. at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in...
  • Christopher Isherwood and the sadness of the screenwriter

    Sunday night, inspired (perhaps) by the Oscars, I read Christopher Isherwood’s short novel “Prater Violet” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 128 pp., $14 paper) which has just been reissued in a new paperback edition. Originally published in...
  • Arts News: Touchstone receives prestigious grant

    Arts News: Touchstone receives prestigious grant
    TOUCHSTONE RECEIVES GRANT FOR 'JOURNEY FROM THE EAST' Touchstone Theatre received a $20,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for the completion of its two-year community project "Journey from the East." The project concludes with a free, large-...
  • One-room schools once dominated Butler County rural areas

    Last week's subzero temperatures reminded Vera Niggel of how she had to walk to the one-room school in northern Butler County she attended almost seven decades ago. "You would have icicles coming out of your nose. It was a cold and windy walk. School was...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sinks 73% in 2nd weekend, still tops box office

    'Fifty Shades of Grey' sinks 73% in 2nd weekend, still tops box office
    “Fifty Shades of Grey” saw ticket sales drop 73% from its opening, but an estimated $23.2-million second-weekend gross was good enough to win the box office race and push the movie's domestic haul so far to $130.1 million. Though a decline...