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  • Novel explores Afghanistan's gender-bending tradition

    Novel explores Afghanistan's gender-bending tradition
    To Western eyes, the contradiction is mind-boggling. In Afghanistan, a society in which women's lives were so constricted under the Taliban that they couldn't even walk unescorted down the street, some young girls enjoyed unprecedented freedom by posing...
  • Best-selling Christian novel about journey to heaven pulled

    A best-selling account of a 6-year-old boy's journey to heaven and back has been pulled after the boy retracted his story. Spokesman Todd Starowitz of Tyndale House, a leading Christian publisher, confirmed Friday that Alex Malarkey's "The Boy Who...
  • At satire's forefront, cartoons press against hard lines

    At satire's forefront, cartoons press against hard lines
    It should come as no surprise that cartoonists would be a focus of attack by fundamentalist Muslim terrorists, like the barbaric assault carried out against the satirical Parisian newspaper Charlie Hebdo recently or, a decade earlier, the deadly...
  • 'Driving the King' a bold reimagining of civil rights era

    'Driving the King' a bold reimagining of civil rights era
    In "Driving the King," Ravi Howard imagines what it might have been like if singer Nat King Cole had been a figurehead of the civil rights movement. Given that Cole was not a driving force during the civil rights era, Howard's choices in this fitfully...
  • CNU's annual writing conference on the horizon

    Writers — mark your calendars for Christopher Newport University's 34th Annual Writers Conference. Titled "The Successful Writing Life," this year's conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 27-28, and focuses on workshops and panels...
  • Ridiculing of leaders through satire has a long history

    More than a million people — including a camera-friendly rack of world leaders — took to the streets of Paris last weekend to march in support of free expression in the wake of the killing of cartoonists and others at the satirical magazine...
  • Haruki Murakami's advice on love and cats

    Novelist Haruki Murakami has opened Mr. Murakami's Place, a mostly Japanese-language website where he is offering advice to readers. Fans of the author of "1Q84" and "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" can ask anything but frequently stick to Murakami's areas of...
  • Mixed-bag MusicNOW concert not always on track

    Mixed-bag MusicNOW concert not always on track
    Contemporary works that allude to, or directly draw upon, sources of inspiration beyond themselves are tricky things to bring off. The music must be strong enough to stand on its inherent merits, since allusiveness all by itself carries little to no...
  • Author fuses interests in magic and Talmud

    Author fuses interests in magic and Talmud
    Author Maggie Anton has fused her interests in magic and Talmudic thought through her six books set in ancient Babylon. Anton will be discussing her latest book "Enchantress," a novel recreating the life of Rav Hinda's daughter, at ten venues from Jan....
  • View showing of romance opera 'La Boheme' at library

    One of the most romantic operas of all times, Giacomo Puccini's "La Boheme" is this month's Opera @ the Library program. The opera will be shown at 1:45 p.m. Jan. 26 in Room 108B at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont. The opera,...
  • Four children's books introduce African American experiences

    Four children's books introduce African American experiences
    Picture books are often the primary means through which young children in the United States first learn about our nation's history. Telling stories about traumatic past events can prove challenging, though. How can we inspire young people from all...