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  • Cruel and usual punishment in jails and prisons

    The 8th Amendment bans cruel and unusual punishment. Yet it happens every day in prisons across the country. Putting aside capital punishment, which I would argue is cruel and unusual on its face, Americans are ignoring a host of horrific conditions...
  • Will Obama pass the buck on defeating ISIS? [Commentary]

    Will Obama pass the buck on defeating ISIS? [Commentary]
    Bullet point opinions on the topical issues of the day, for your consideration: •Regarding America's present war footing, our military brass are saying what common sense would dictate: It's gonna be really difficult to defeat (rather than contain)...
  • Highsmith's 'Two Faces' caught director's eye

    Highsmith's 'Two Faces' caught director's eye
    American novelist Patricia Highsmith was a master of the psychological thriller who attracted the eye of so many filmmakers. Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 version of her first book, "Strangers on a Train," is one of his cinematic masterpieces. Rene Clement in...
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Poquoson Learning Garden showcases different ways to grow your green thumb

    In Poquoson, York/Poquoson master gardeners are creating yet another learning garden for community education and enjoyment. In 1994, York master gardeners established a learning garden adjacent to the county complex on Goodwin Neck Road off Route 17...
  • J. California Cooper dies at 82; a voice for struggles of black women

    J. California Cooper, who illuminated the struggles of black women in novels and short stories prized for their folksy wisdom and original voices, including those of an unborn child and a dead slave, died Sept. 20 in Seattle. She was 82. The cause was...
  • Book Festival gets positive reviews on Inner Harbor move

    Book Festival gets positive reviews on Inner Harbor move
    The Baltimore Book Festival, once an annual staple in Mount Vernon Square, is smack dab in the touristy Inner Harbor this year, a move that got mostly positive reviews Saturday. Some who took part in the festival in Mount Vernon say they miss the venue...
  • 'Outlander' Midseason Finale Preview: Ron Moore, Tobias Menzies on Frank, Black Jack and What's Ahead

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Outlander" will air its midseason finale on Sept. 27, and the action-packed hour should certainly leave viewers craving more until the drama returns for the final eight episodes of season one next April. Ahead of episode...
  • Actor B.J. Novak's Brings His Unusual Children's Book To Madison

    Actor B.J. Novak's Brings His Unusual Children's Book To Madison
    You may know actor B.J. Novak from his hilarious role as Ryan the weasel-y temp on TV's "The Office,'' but he is a comedian, director, producer and author, too. Novak won praise for his debut story collection, "One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories"...
  • South Florida book picks

    South Florida book picks
    Martin Amis and Steve Almond Oct. 26 and Nov. 11 at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408, BooksAndBooks.com. Admission to Amis’ reading is $26.95, and includes his new book. Almond’s reading is free. If South...
  • The last batch of 2014 Children's Read & Write reviews

    The last batch of 2014 Children's Read & Write reviews
    Printers Row Journal invited kids ages 5-16 to write reviews of their favorite summer reads as part of our Children's Read & Write program. We were so overwhelmed with submissions — we received more than 85 submissions this summer — that...
  • Steven T. Seagle returns to comic book superheroes for ‘Imperial’

     
    Steven T. Seagle is getting back to basics for his new four-issue Image series “Imperial,” which follows an everyman named […]...