| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:52 PM
Sixty years ago, an extraordinary reign began in England, one that would provide the nation with a comforting measure of stability and continuity during some of the most tumultuous decades of the 20th century and right on into the far-from-placid 21st....
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:18 PM
If there were a Mount Rushmore of English crime fiction, it would feature the chiseled faces of Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, P.D. James and Ruth Rendell. (Yes, all women, but that's another essay.) Of this august quartet, Rendell is perhaps the...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Central Florida's theaters will be bursting with famous names during February — but they're names from the page, not on the stage.
Plays presented around the region will boast some of the most famed names in literature, from ancient Greek writer...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 6:35 AM
"Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century"
On view through June 2, Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 432-2800, britishart.yale.edu
Think of "Edwardian Opulence," an exhibition on view...
| Mar 29, 2013
Novelist Ralph Peters will deliver the lecture, "The Price of Historical Illiteracy: Wishful Thinking and the Death of Strategy," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's College, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. The lecture is the first in a new...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Human nature being what it is — a swampy mess of meanness, envy and spite, in case you were wondering — are we surprised that a lot of people would have been thrilled if "The Cuckoo's Calling" were a terrible book? Or, to put it another way:...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Elmore Leonard, the highly popular and well-regarded crime novelist who died Tuesday at age 87, also left his mark on television. Compared with his books and the movies that continue to be wrought from them, it’s the smallest of the marks he made:...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:54 PM
With South Coast Repertory's golden anniversary season inaugural leading the way, local theater companies — professional, community and collegiate — are lining up to present their initial productions in the 2013-14 season.
At SCR, which...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:06 AM
LONDON -- Hercule Poirot, the meticulous, mustachioed detective invented by legendary crime writer Agatha Christie, is to rise again 38 years after his literary demise, in a new novel commissioned by the Christie estate.
The mystery, as yet untitled,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:45 PM
From the dusty annals of a science-fiction franchise belonging to another age — that of "Pitch Black" (2000) and "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004) and several video-game variations — comes a modestly scaled summer picture continuing a...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Tom Cruise is a tiny, annoying fellow. Jack Reacher is huge and taciturn. So aside from the plot, Christopher McQuarrie's "Jack Reacher" film — a decent actioner, but no "Bourne Identity" — has nothing to do with Lee Child's Reacher novels....