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  • Lunchtime lit links: mashups and messes edition

    Lunchtime lit links: mashups and messes edition
    - Former President George W. Bush is writing a memoir, "Decision Points," which is set for release on November 9. The book, focused on Bush's career and the 14 most important decision in his life, is being described as "groundbreaking new brand of memoir"...
  • Murder mystery close to perfection

    Murder mystery close to perfection
    I've been to many local theatrical productions. I usually take my seat at a performance with an air of hopefulness about me, wondering at each show if I might be pleasantly surprised. Thus, I was completely unprepared for the high level of quality...
  • On Theater: Production captures playgoers

    Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" gave a new meaning to the term "staying power." The mystery play opened in London in 1952 and is still running after more than 25,000 performances. It's been long absent from local stages, but currently the Westminster...
  • Composers Institute trains future artists each year at the Virginia Arts Festival

    Composers Institute trains future artists each year at the Virginia Arts Festival
    The Virginia Arts Festival brings in an important lineup of international performers each year. Working almost behind the scenes is another festival event helping to produce the next generation of composers. The John Duffy Composers Institute held during...
  • 'Murder on the Orient Express': David Suchet takes Poirot to the dark side

    Much like his most famous TV character, David Suchet knows what you're thinking. Actually, though, you don't have to be Hercule Poirot to know that many viewers may be wondering why anyone would remake Agatha Christie's most famous mystery, "Murder on...
  • Design by the book

    Design by the book
    You have to study the piece called "Inversion" for a minute to fully appreciate the joke. Jim Rosenau, an artist based in Berkeley, Calif., has crafted a fully functional and aesthetically appealing bookshelf from five volumes. Three tomes are used for...
  • 10 things you might not know about the unhinged

    10 things you might not know about the unhinged
    As actor Charlie Sheen brings his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" show to Chicago on Sunday, we won't perform any diagnosis but simply state that many people wonder whether his recent hijinks suggest he has become unhinged. In his honor, let's take 10 looks at...
  • Book review: 'The Reading Promise' by Alice Ozma

    Book review: 'The Reading Promise' by Alice Ozma
    Alice Ozma's father read to her every night before bed for 3,218 days straight. "The Streak," as Ozma and her father, Jim Brozina, called it, began when Ozma was in fourth grade and didn't stop until the day she moved into her college dormitory when she...
  • On Theater: Westminster prepares for 51st season

    Having reached the milestone of its 50th season, the Westminster Community Theater is making plans for its 51st, which will get underway next month. Things will get started on a prestigious note with a play that won the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony...
  • Author Karen Rose debuts new romantic suspense series set in Baltimore

    Author Karen Rose debuts new romantic suspense series set in Baltimore
    When Karen Rose enrolled at the University of Maryland, the one thing she knew was that she "didn't want to dissect." It's a funny confession for an author who has written a 494-page novel about a killer who tortures victims with a filleting knife. Rose...
  • Writing home: Brando Skyhorse

    Writing home: Brando Skyhorse
    Bookshelves real and virtual are stocked with volumes about Los Angeles and Southern California written by people who parachute into a Westside guest house for a few weeks, hit the hot spots and high spots, then write with voice-of-God authority for...