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  • Offers to help charity theft victim flood in

    Offers to help charity theft victim flood in
    Last weekend, Stephanie Bowman experienced the ugly side of humanity when thieves robbed her Orlando charity of a 12-foot trailer — and the hundreds of Christmas toys for needy children that were inside. Now Bowman is experiencing the holiday flip...
  • Universal's Diagon Alley: Answers to your burning questions

    Universal's Diagon Alley: Answers to your burning questions
    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley has 10 days of operation under its belt at Universal Studios. Reviews generally have ranged from positive to glowing to rapturous to "this will change Orlando [dramatic pause] forever." It's...
  • Take a literary trip in Micanopy

    Take a literary trip in Micanopy
    A bookstore is always a welcome stop on a weekend road trip. Yeah, Amazon is efficient, but online browsing is woefully lacking in aesthetic pleasures compared with the experience at O. Brisky Books, a fixture in the cozy business district of Micanopy....
  • A peek behind wall at Harry Potter's Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando

    A peek behind wall at Harry Potter's Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando
    We still can't see a whole lot of what's going up at Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. That construction wall is maddening to anxious Potterheads, who must wait until summer for unveiling and exploration. Park...
  • Universal presents plenty of boy wizard for Harry Potter Celebration

    Universal presents plenty of boy wizard for Harry Potter Celebration
    All students at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry have worn the Sorting Hat. It's a big deal. The tattered, brown topper magically divides the student body into members of different "houses" — Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or...
  • Bulwer-Lytton aspirants: It's time again to crown the best putrid writer

    The early morning sun clawed at my blinds like a screaming victim of premature burial, casting bloody fingernails of light wherever it could find a gap. One of my favorite interactive features has been our local version of San Jose State's annual...
  • Seth, Daniel Clowes think inside the box

    Seth, Daniel Clowes think inside the box
    If you can imagine a bricklayer who's had it up to here with bricks, or a pastry chef who's frankly a little ambivalent about the whole flour and sugar deal, then you get Daniel Clowes. He works with words and pictures, but he's pretty suspicious of...
  • Patterson's passion: getting kids to read

    Patterson's passion: getting kids to read
    — James Patterson, king of the airport novelists, spent much of last week being celebrated by the nation's independent booksellers. On its face, it seems like an irony: Author of unabashedly commercial fiction earns plaudits from snooty vendors of...
  • Jeff Lemire, super writer

    Jeff Lemire, super writer
    On page 12 of issue No. 1 of DC Comics' latest reiteration of "Constantine," which tells the ongoing story of John Constantine — a.k.a. Hellblazer, the publisher's three-decade-old, morally slippery sorcerer/sleuth to the occult world (played by...
  • A version of David Foster Wallace's life

    A version of David Foster Wallace's life
    When the great English poet Philip Larkin worked at the University of Hull, he liked to say that the need to change trains in Doncaster meant most journalists, academics and other London irritants didn't bother to harass him. The American writer David...
  • Editor's choice: 'The Frangipani Hotel' by Violet Kupersmith

    Editor's choice: 'The Frangipani Hotel' by Violet Kupersmith
    "The Frangipani Hotel," a debut collection of thematically linked short stories, opens with "Boat Story," in which a girl working on a school project meets her Vietnamese grandmother's resistance and is told to consult her father. The girl complains:...