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  • Williamsburg author offers nonstop action in "Shark Knights"

    Williamsburg author offers nonstop action in "Shark Knights"
    Comic book popularity is at a peak with a push from mighty Hollywood and the advent of superstar writers. "Shark Knights" by Williamsburg's Eric Williams celebrates this passion, a book the author dedicates to "my 12-year-old self." Grown-up deadly...
  • 'Get Carter' and the birth of British noir

    There’s a moment, in the middle of Ted Lewis’ 1970 crime novel “Get Carter” (Syndicate Books, 218 pp., $14.95 paper) that sums up the hard-boiled ethos as well as anything I’ve ever read. The narrator, a fixer for the...
  • Hampton Road Reader Events

    Hampton Road Reader Events
    The life and works of Maya Angelou will be celebrated Thursday, 5-7 p.m., at the College of William and Mary's Tucker Hall Theater. The presentation includes short readings of Angelou's works by students and faculty, as well as a performance by the Leah...
  • ‘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 […]...
  • 'Queen of Kosher' coming to town

    Jamie Geller, world-renowned kosher food celebrity, will appear at the Tamarac Winn-Dixie (7015 N. University Drive) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 to help local Jews prepare for the upcoming Jewish New Year. Winn-Dixie is expecting more...
  • 33⅓ book series celebrates records -- and its 10th anniversary

    33⅓ book series celebrates records -- and its 10th anniversary
    Sales of vinyl records began plummeting in the last decades of the 20th century, and by 2004, they were virtually considered a dead medium. That's the year David Barker began to publish a series of miniature books under the name 33 1/3. A Brit with a...
  • Mike Sacks' 'Poking a Dead Frog' cracks the comedy code

    Mike Sacks' 'Poking a Dead Frog' cracks the comedy code
    Comedy is having a moment. You can't really talk about the vaunted New Golden Platinum Age of Television without reference to Louis C.K., Amy Schumer or Amy Poehler. Political discourse takes cues from Jon Stewart and John Oliver. The Internet, which...
  • Author tells story of Chicago's transportation past

    Author tells story of Chicago's transportation past
    When it comes to transportation, the Chicago region has a bad case of terminal neglect. It goes far beyond the shabby condition of Union Station, which if it were an airport would have one of the 10 highest passenger totals in the United States. The...
  • For Labor Day, an appreciation of unheralded literary labor

    For Labor Day, an appreciation of unheralded literary labor
    The other day, I exchanged emails with a self-published writer. Discussing Amazon’s dispute with Hachette, he argued that books are overpriced and what traditional publishers have to offer isn’t worth the high price they charge for books....
  • 'Factory Man': how a Virginia furniture maker took on China

    Most people in business have a story about how China has changed their industry, how over the past 30 years it has upended supply chains and grabbed daunting market share. But very few have the sort of China story that John Bassett III has. One day in...
  • 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,...