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  • Top romance writers slated to attend Lake's Reading Romance Expo

    MOUNT DORA — If you haven't read a romance lately, you have no idea how much the love stories have changed. That is the one message writers of contemporary, erotic, historical, inspirational, paranormal, suspense or young-adult romance novels want...
  • Peter Mendelsund on reading, cover design and his own new books

    Peter Mendelsund on reading, cover design and his own new books
    If you had told Peter Mendelsund a dozen years ago that he would one day release two books in tandem about his groundbreaking work in graphic design, he would have assumed you were kidding or that he was dreaming. But this week, the associate art director...
  • A filmmaker wants to turn the 20th century's greatest novel into a virtual reality game

    An award-winning Irish filmmaker and animator just received crowd-sourced funding to kickstart his work turning James Joyce's Ulysses into a virtual reality video game. The concept is to immerse players in Joyce's stream of consciousness by dropping them...
  • Rick Perlstein's 'The Invisible Bridge' spans Nixon-Reagan transition

    Rick Perlstein's 'The Invisible Bridge' spans Nixon-Reagan transition
    I watched Watergate unfold as if it were a spectator sport. Not just the Irvin committee hearings, at which John W. Dean intoned that "there was a cancer growing on the presidency," but also the House Judiciary Committee hearings, the press conferences,...
  • Review: 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage' by Haruki Murakami

    Review: 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage' by Haruki Murakami
    "Poets die adolescents," Robert Lowell wrote, and it's supposed to be romantic. Personally I think it sounds like hell. Just imagine: never growing out of your teenage rawness to the world, your pathological vulnerability to insults and beauty, your...
  • 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' adaptation rises from the dead

    'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' adaptation rises from the dead
    "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," the long-in-development movie based on Seth Grahame-Smith's hit mash-up novel, has found new life. After weathering a series of stops and starts, the film is finally set to begin shooting in September, with Burr Steers...
  • Biopic highlights journalist's battle against Nazism

    "The Last Sentence" provides audiences with a valuable history lesson regarding crusading journalist Torgny Segerstedt's one-man battle against Hitler and the Nazis. The film, released in the United States through Music Box Films and directed by Oscar-...
  • Downtown Mount Dora plans artsy events Friday evening

    Ken Austin, founder of the Central Florida Watercolor Society, will present his exhibit "Big Women," which opens Friday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts, 138 E. Fifth Ave. Austin's exhibit focuses on a series of...
  • More than 900 authors sign angry, open letter to Amazon

    More than 900 authors have signed an open letter to Amazon, charging the online retailer with engaging in “selective retaliation” against writers in its dispute with the Hachette publishing group. The writer Douglas Preston began circulating...
  • What Amazon's e-book numbers are and aren't telling you

    How much should an e-book cost? Publishers set the retail price for a current e-book, like James Patterson's "Invisible," at $14.99. That's a lot less than a hardcover copy of the book ($25.50), but it's still more than Amazon thinks a reader should be...
  • Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks

    Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks
    A more ponderous proposition there is not than a scholarly analysis of what comedy is and why we laugh at something. Take Arthur Schopenhauer — please. Humor, Schopenhauer writes, can be "traced to a syllogism in the first figure with an...