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  • Local authors have books optioned, adapted for film

    Heather Hildenbrand, Virginia Beach author of more than eight young adult science fiction romance novels, recently announced that "Imitation," the first book in her Clone Chronicles series, has been optioned by broadcast network NBC for television...
  • Amazon executive Russ Grandinetti hopes for era of peace with publishers after difficult 2014

    The overseer of Amazon.com's Kindle e-book and publishing divisions is preaching peace. With a monthslong standoff between Amazon and Hachette Book Group over e-book revenues settled and a multiyear agreement in place, Amazon senior vice president Russ...
  • Magic and comedy at Bethlehem's Ice House

    Magic and comedy at Bethlehem's Ice House
    Join Joe Keppel and Bruce Ward for a morning of magic and hijinks Saturday. The pair of Lehigh Valley performers, who blend magic with a little vaudeville-style comedy, kick off Mock Turtle Marionette Theater's Saturday's Child series at the Ice House...
  • Home and garden briefs for Jan. 15: From winter garden care to horticultural classes and even a contest for kids, January offers plenty to see, do, learn

    Upcoming home, garden events •The Right Cut. Saturday, Jan. 17. 10 a.m. The James City County/Williamsburg Master Gardeners will conduct a workshop to provide instruction on early winter tree care. The focus will be on both the basics of pruning...
  • Talking with J. Robert Lennon about Okey-Panky

    Talking with J. Robert Lennon about Okey-Panky
    It’s a terrific idea: An online literary magazine, posting a short piece every Monday, like a bracer before you start your week. That’s the intent of Okey-Panky, which launched this week under the auspices of Electric Literature. Okey-Panky...
  • Exclusive: Ben Hatke’s ‘Little Robot’ cover revealed

     
    “Little Robot,” an upcoming graphic novel from Ben Hatke, is the tale of an unlikely friendship between a lost, childlike […]...
  • Brillat-Savarin's gastronomic gem resonates nearly 200 years later

     Brillat-Savarin's gastronomic gem resonates nearly 200 years later
    Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was a French judge and politician who managed to survive revolution, the Napoleonic wars and the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy, all the while exercising a considerable and nuanced appreciation for the pleasures of the...
  • Idris Elba meets Edgar Allan Poe

    Idris Elba meets Edgar Allan Poe
    If you've ever wanted to see a drunken Edgar Allan Poe do battle with a Satanist psychic, you're in luck. The British actor Idris Elba is developing a movie trilogy based on Marc Olden's novel "Poe Must Die," Variety reports. The 1978 book by Olden,...
  • Writer Michele Serros dies at 48

    Writer Michele Serros dies at 48
    I used to know Michele Serros — who died of cancer Sunday at her home in Berkeley at the age of 48 — a little bit. In the mid-1990s she and I, along with a bunch of other people, helped launch PEN in the Classroom, a program to put writers...
  • Fact imitates fiction in saga of the 'Yankee Comandante'

    "The Yankee Comandante: The Untold Story of Courage, Passion, and One American's Fight to Liberate Cuba" by Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss (Lyons, $26.95) The saga of William Morgan, the Yankee comandante of the Cuban Revolution, is a case of fact...
  • Will the Bible become the official state book of Mississippi?

    Will the Bible become the official state book of Mississippi?
    What do milk, the bottlenose dolphin, petrified wood and the Bible have in common? If two Mississippi legislators get their way, they'll all be official symbols of the Magnolia State. Democrats Tom Miles and Michael Evans, members of the Mississippi...