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  • Scientists are sexy: After Turing and Hawking, new play 'Oppenheimer' on atomic bomb creator

    Suddenly, science is sexy. With Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for multiple trophies as Alan Turing and Eddie Redmayne turning heads as Stephen Hawking, young British actors playing scientists are all the rage this awards season. So it's good timing...
  • Check It Out: Prepare yourself for 2015's movies

    The holidays announced the arrival to the big screen of two longtime chart-topping books, "American Sniper" and "Unbroken." This appears destined to be a year of dozens of popular book adaptations. Before watching the films, check out the books they...
  • The Latest: Girls and other mysteries

    'City of Brick and Shadow' Tim Wirkus Tyrus Books; 282 pages Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in 1975, and most of us, I think, accept that the mob did him in. Amelia Earhart lost radio contact somewhere in the Pacific, and we've narrowed her fate down to...
  • L.A. theater openings, Jan. 25-Feb. 1: Kneehigh's 'Tristan & Yseult' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Jan. 25-Feb. 1: Kneehigh's 'Tristan & Yseult' and more
    Segerstrom's Off Center Festival rolls on, playwright Lily Blau shines a light on a Lewis Carroll classic at the Theatre @ Boston Court, and Britain's Kneehigh theater company brings "Tristan & Yseult" to South Coast Rep. Woyzeck Staged reading of Georg...
  • Comic book roundup: 'Syllabus' by Lynda Barry, more

    Comic book roundup: 'Syllabus' by Lynda Barry, more
    Carl Barks' Duck by Peter Schilling Jr., Uncivilized, 122 pages, $12.95 "My cartoons weren't good," a Mickey Mouse doppelganger cheerfully declared on a recent episode of "The Simpsons." "They were just first." Fortunately, Disney's questionable quality...
  • Chicago book news: Art Shay releases 'My Florence'

    Chicago book news: Art Shay releases 'My Florence'
    'My Florence: A 70-Year Love Story" by Art Shay will be published by Seven Stories Feb. 3. The Chicago-based photographer documents his marriage to Florence Gerson, who died in 2012 of ovarian cancer, and their family life in a collection of personal...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Exclusive: Kate Beaton to follow ‘Hark! A Vagrant’ with ‘Step Aside, Pops’

     
    Cartoonist Kate Beaton, the author of 2011's acclaimed “Hark! A Vagrant” and the wildly popular webcomic on which it is […]...
  • 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...
  • Check out the latest new releases by Hampton Roads authors

     Check out the latest new releases by Hampton Roads authors
    Is one of your New Year resolutions to read more in 2015, or perhaps try a new genre or author? Check out the latest local-author additions to the Daily Press bookshelf. Fiction "The Cruiser: A Dan Lenson Novel" by David Poyer. Fiction/Military/...