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  • Does Harper Lee really want her novel published -- and do her wishes matter?

    Does Harper Lee really want her novel published -- and do her wishes matter?
    Suspicion and doubt have clouded the announcement last week by HarperCollins that it would publish a second novel by Harper Lee, author of the classic "To Kill a Mockingbird." "Go Set a Watchman" isn't a new work; it was the first manuscript Lee offered...
  • Getting rid of 'stuff' that represents the past

    Getting rid of 'stuff' that represents the past
    Unless you don't have a soul, and I know some people like that, you probably have what can only be called feelings. While in the feelings line, I got an extra helping, which may explain why some people lack them. I get waylaid by feelings often,...
  • Harper Lee's new book a mystery that may not need solving

     Harper Lee's new book a mystery that may not need solving
    News item: It was announced last week that Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," would publish a second novel. The recently discovered manuscript, written before "Mockingbird," is nonetheless described as a sequel to her 1960 classic. While...
  • If you choose a home warranty, read fine print

    Q: Is a home warranty a good investment when buying a house? A: There are different types of "home warranties," so we'd like to take the time to distinguish between them. The first type of home warranty might be the one you get from a builder when you...
  • Managing memories and letting go of clutter

    Managing memories and letting go of clutter
    So here I am deep in the throes of writing my next book. I had better be because the manuscript is due to the publisher in less than a month, and I have already asked for one 30-day extension. I needed more time because I had to move in January, which...
  • Author of Knute Rockne book will make three appearances in the Lehigh Valley this week

    Author of Knute Rockne book will make three appearances in the Lehigh Valley this week
    When most people think about Knute Rockne they think about one of the most famous halftime speeches in sports history. But Rockne's legacy stretches well beyond the campus of Notre Dame University and his "Win one for the Gipper" speech. Jim...
  • Control your spending by understanding marketing tactics

    Control your spending by understanding marketing tactics
    Retail therapy might not be the best medicine, but aroma therapy makes scents. These are among the secrets to spending smarter that can be gleaned from academia's study of consumer behavior, which examines not only what we buy but why. Here are some...
  • Beloved children's book 'Goodnight Moon' comes to life

    Actors will bring to life a pajama-clad bunny and other characters from the beloved children's book "Goodnight Moon" this February. "This is a show you have to see," said Debra Goldman, who directs the musical by the Highland Park Players. Based on...
  • Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne added to credits of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

    Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne added to credits of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'
    In a surprise backstage maneuver involving British crooner Sam Smith's Grammy-nominated breakout hit, "Stay with Me," both Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne's names have been added to the song's writing credits. Despite never having officially collaborated, Smith,...
  • Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems

    Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems
    Anyone who has attended Chicago jazz performances during the past couple of years probably has noticed her: a versatile young bassist who plays in far-flung bands and sings with uncommon delicacy and authenticity. Last May, she played the world premiere...
  • Hurston's life fascinates as much as her fiction

    Just after sundown on a January evening 55 years ago — Jan. 29, 1960, to be exact — Zora Neale Hurston died at the segregated St. Lucie County nursing home where she had been transferred in late October after suffering the first of two...