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  • 'Wild Things' are at the Pratt Library

    'Wild Things' are at the Pratt Library
    That day, 2-year-old Max Nistico wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another and his mother called him "wild thing." So Max wasn't even a little bit surprised when he walked into the Enoch Pratt Free Library and found himself right in the...
  • Chapter Two: The Federalist Paper

    Chapter Two: The Federalist Paper
    After the British surrender at Yorktown brought a victorious end to the Revolutionary War in October 1781, The Courant's circulation slipped to 3,000. Looking for alternative sources of revenue, Hudson & Goodwin bought a few more paper mills and began...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Oct. 19 Antiques fair The annual Howard County Historical Society Antiques Appraisal Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. All appraisals will be done by Todd...
  • 2 movies try to unravel the mystery that is Algren

    2 movies try to unravel the mystery that is Algren
    Nelson Algren used to write books in and about Chicago. Though his name and reputation have diminished over the last decades, he lingers in the shadows. The Tribune has presented yearly literary awards for short stories in his name since 1981, though some...
  • Exhibit of forgeries shows off unprecedented collection at Peabody Library

    Exhibit of forgeries shows off unprecedented collection at Peabody Library
    It's hard not to admire their inventiveness, their refusal to be cowed by the stubborn and unyielding truth, their bravado and their nerve. The dozens of charlatans, schemers and impostors on display in "Fakes, Lies and Forgeries," an entertaining new...
  • Hampton Roads authors publish anti-bullying book

     Hampton Roads authors publish anti-bullying book
    Local authors, and husband and wife, Ken and Mary Ellen Birlin have written a big book with an even larger message for little hands. "Henry C" is a children's primer on childhood intimidation. The book is aimed at the impressionable age group between...
  • Cory Doctorow talks up ‘In Real Life’ and Wang, feels down over gamergate

     
    Cory Doctorow’s short story, “Anda’s Game,” was released in 2004, but it’s only become more relevant in the past decade. […]...
  • Book club shows, you can't judge a book by its reader

    Book club shows, you can't judge a book by its reader
    There's a new young adult book club in town. The only thing is, it's not for young adults. On the first Thursday of every month, Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse hosts "Adults Who Read YA," a book club for people who enjoy works similar to Suzanne...
  • Satirical, Satanic 'Master And Margarita' At Yale

    Satirical, Satanic  'Master And Margarita' At Yale
    Mikhail Bulgakov was a playwright himself, but theater types often bypass his plays and prefer to adapt his novels and short stories for the stage instead. An adaptation of Bulgakov's story "The Fatal Eggs," for instance, premiered at the Yale Cabaret...
  • Check It Out: Roping in the reluctant reader

    As a librarian, one of my favorite things to do is to recommend books to children. There is something exciting about connecting a young person with the perfect book. This is not as easy as it sounds. Everyone's tastes are different. Sometimes it is...
  • William H. Macy directs the music of 'Rudderless'

    William H. Macy directs the music of 'Rudderless'
    To my surprise, before a May interview with William H. Macy about his big-screen directorial debut “Rudderless,” I was told the veteran actor and newbie filmmaker wouldn’t be able to talk much about the film’s plot. The movie,...