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  • Joyce Carol Oates' new collection portrays the darkness and longing in people searching for connection

    "Lovely, Dark, Deep" by Joyce Carol Oates; Harper Collins (420 pages, $25.99) The roadside shrine is like so many: plastic flowers wound on the cross, silver foil, laminated photographs. "And hanging from the crossbar is one of my sneakers size 12,...
  • John Darnielle on his novel 'Wolf in White Van'

    John Darnielle on his novel  'Wolf in White Van'
    When the longlist for the National Book Awards was announced last week, it had the usual suspects – books by previous winner Richard Powers and two Pulitzer winners, Jane Smiley and Marilynne Robinson. And there was one big surprise: the novel...
  • Future Symphony Institute to be held at UB

    Future Symphony Institute to be held at UB
    Andrew Balio is best known around here for the gleaming sound and refined musicality he regularly provides as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's principal trumpet, a post he has held since 2001. Offstage, Balio devotes a great deal of his energies to...
  • LACMA spotlights '20s German Expressionist films

    LACMA spotlights '20s German Expressionist films
    Complex. Sophisticated. Groundbreaking. Shocking. These words describe the German Expressionist cinema during the Weimar era after World War I — a bravura brand of filmmaking that is still mesmerizing audiences and influencing filmmakers today....
  • Moravian Book Shop best-sellers: Nonfiction hardcover

    IN A ROCKET MADE OF ICE: AMONG THE CHILDREN OF WAT OPOT 1 By Gail Gutradt (Knopf, $25.95) A beautifully told, inspiring story of one woman's volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia. This area, once a haunted scrubland became a place of...
  • How 'Maze Runner' Escaped the Young Adult Franchise Curse

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Maze Runner" kicked off a fresh young adult film franchise this weekend when it raced to an $81.5 million debut globally. Despite the monster grosses of "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight," hit young adult films like "The...
  • 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...
  • Sarah Waters mixes crime and romantic strangers in 'Paying Guests'

    Sarah Waters seems to revel in 19th and 20th century British history as a dolphin does in water: Her literary depictions of domestic life, manners, architecture, class structure, the weight of war and the volatility of love all appear as effortless as...
  • 'Gone Girl' author Gillian Flynn makes confident leap into screenwriting

    'Gone Girl' author Gillian Flynn makes confident leap into screenwriting
    Walking across Western Avenue on a muggy September afternoon, Gillian Flynn stepped through the rutted pavement of a construction zone and explained with patience and precision how she would murder me one day. Granted, I had asked. Say you needed to...
  • Review: 'Tracks' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Tracks' ★★★ 1/2
    All filmgoers have their blind spots, their sore spots and their limits. You may, for example, read about the new film "Tracks," based on the 1980 travel memoir by Robyn Davidson. If Davidson's story is foreign to you, and you know only that the film's...
  • 'Wonder Years' dad Dan Lauria to speak at Macungie's Shoemaker school

    'Wonder Years' dad Dan Lauria to speak at Macungie's Shoemaker school
    An actor best known as the father in the ABC sitcom "The Wonder Years" will visit fifth-graders at Shoemaker Elementary School in Macungie next week. Dan Lauria, a star of Hollywood and Broadway, will meet with students at Shoemaker on Tuesday morning...