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  • ‘Death-Defying Dr. Mirage': Jen Van Meter explores love, horror, heroes

     
    Valiant Comics’ latest superhero project, “The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage,” marks major steps for the publisher. It’s the first time a […]...
  • Marking 100 years since Martha, the last of the passenger pigeons, died

    Friday evening, people gathered to remember Martha. She was a star in her day. Scarlet eyes and peach-colored breast. Head held high. Toward the end of her life, people lined up to see her a glimpse for the ages. But a hundred years ago Monday,...
  • Northern Ireland author launches book in Belfast and Bethlehem

    Northern Ireland author launches book in Belfast and Bethlehem
    Northern Ireland author Tony Macaulay will celebrate the release of his newest memoir Thursday simultaneously in Belfast and in Bethlehem. "All Growed Up" is the third book in his series of memoirs that tell the story of what it was like to grow up...
  • NYT regrets calling Michael Brown 'no angel,' but was the newspaper so wrong?

    The New York Times is expressing contrite second thoughts about a profile of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., that described Brown as “no angel.” Here’s the paragraph in...
  • Donald Antrim's new story collection goes in unexpected directions

    Donald Antrim's new story collection goes in unexpected directions
    At first glance, Donald Antrim's collection of short fiction, "The Emerald Light in the Air," looks like a departure — at least from the three novels for which he is known. If in the past, Antrim has played around the edges of reality — his...
  • 'Genie Wishes' goes inside the mind of the fifth-grader

    'Genie Wishes' goes inside the mind of the fifth-grader
    Baltimore children's book author Elisabeth Dahl used to walk two or three miles just so she could hang out at the Library of Congress, reveling in the Paris Opera House style-architecture, the 23-karat gold-plated dome and the breathtakingly extensive...
  • 'Why Football Matters' versus 'Against Football'

    'Why Football Matters' versus 'Against Football'
    Unlike Steve Almond and Mark Edmundson, the authors of two terrific new books on football, I did not grow up with a father who loved the sport. My father thinks football is commercialized barbarism — 22 oversized idiots plowing into one another,...
  • Gail Simone lets Catman loose in a fresh ‘Secret Six’ in DC’s New 52

     
    Now the secret can be revealed: Gail Simone is relaunching “Secret Six” in the New 52, and at its core […]...
  • All the signs point to a reproduction

    Q: I recently bought a boot scraper with a pair of Scottie dogs at each side. There is a scraper plus two brushes mounted between the dogs. The dogs look to be either Hubley or National Foundry. I've hit a dead end on who made the scraper and value. It...
  • Conservatives must better understand recent history of Latin-Americans to win their support

    Half a century ago we saw the spark of powerful ideas that changed the face of America. Some became legislation, such as the War on Poverty. Others became potent cultural trends, like the sexual revolution. Less noticed but no less impactful was the onset...
  • Fall promises bounty of great new books

    Fall promises bounty of great new books
    Writing a fall books preview on a limited word budget is a futile exercise. So many great titles hit the shelves in the peak publishing season that kicks off in September and runs through the end of the year, that even as we highlight quite a few, we...