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  • Has America turned into a spoof of itself?

    Has America turned into a spoof of itself?
    Did postmodernism kill literary satire? I've been wondering about this in the wake of the terror attacks on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, known for its caricatures of the prophet Muhammad; one appears on the cover of the current issue,...
  • Orlando Shakespeare Theater opens 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

     Orlando Shakespeare Theater opens 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
    WHAT: Orlando Shakespeare Theater presents "To Kill a Mockingbird," the classic tale of justice and racism. Told through the eyes of 6-year-old Scout, the story tells how her family must learn to temper violence and hatred with courage and compassion....
  • Fresh faces are on target in comic 'Shot in the Dark'

    Prince George's Little Theatre's production of "A Shot in the Dark" received mention in last week's roundup of coming attractions, but merits a closer look for its excellent treatment of Marc Archard's work, set in 1962 Paris. This comic play, on stage...
  • Want to discuss cats, baseball or novels? Haruki Murakami is available for next 2 weeks

    If you are troubled, lost in life or just feel like discussing cats and Japanese baseball, visit "Mr. Murakami's Place" online. Starting Thursday, author Haruki Murakami is taking questions and responding as best as he can for the next two weeks. A best-...
  • Bruce Museum Celebrating Penguin Awareness Day

    Bruce Museum Celebrating Penguin Awareness Day
    Move over, Shark Week. Next Tuesday, Jan. 20, is Penguin Awareness Day. There's no better place to spend it than at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, whose new science curator, Dr. Daniel Ksepka, is an enthusiastic fount of knowledge about what he called...
  • Review: 'West of Sunset' by Stewart O'Nan

    Review: 'West of Sunset' by Stewart O'Nan
    In the early 2000s, I wrote for People, often covering celebrities. One of our major themes, found in profiles and photos, was to show how stars are just like us. Pictures regularly featured famous people taking out the garbage, playing with their...
  • Orwellian wordcrimes: The perils of not taking language seriously

    Orwellian wordcrimes: The perils of not taking language seriously
    In the early '80s, the era of Reagan, Indiana Jones, and K-cars, I read George Orwell's "Animal Farm" for seventh grade English class and wasn't sure what to make of it. Where were the human beings? What was the deal with Stalin and communism? Were 12-...
  • Talking with J. Robert Lennon about Okey-Panky

    Talking with J. Robert Lennon about Okey-Panky
    It’s a terrific idea: An online literary magazine, posting a short piece every Monday, like a bracer before you start your week. That’s the intent of Okey-Panky, which launched this week under the auspices of Electric Literature. Okey-Panky...
  • David Mitchell to publish novella based on his Twitter story

    David Mitchell to publish novella based on his Twitter story
    David Mitchell will publish "Slade House," a novella based on his 2014 Twitter story, "The Right Sort." The novella will be published in October in the U.S. by Random House and in Britain by Scepter. In a statement, Scepter publishing director Carole...
  • Team Ten, the final roster of 81 members

    Team Ten, the final roster of 81 members
    In my Dec. 26th column I asked if any readers were interested in joining an experiment in which they agree to commit a minimum of 10 minutes a day, every day for a year toward some form of self-improvement or goal-achievement. Below is the final list of...
  • 'Huck Finn's America' gives an unusual new take on Mark Twain classic

    "Huck Finn's America: Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece" by Andrew Levy; Simon & Schuster (368 pages, $25) History repeats itself. There's nothing new under the sun. Some things never change. None of that sounds like a promising...