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  • In 'Bone Clocks,' David Mitchell ties his universes together

    We enter David Mitchell's new novel, "The Bone Clocks," through a conventional door: Holly Sykes, a mouthy British teenager in 1984, is sleeping with an older guy and spending time with a bad-news best friend. After a fight she decides to take off, a...
  • Remade Red Lion Pub purrs

    Remade  Red Lion Pub purrs
    To be a haunted pub, you're really supposed to be an old pub. London's Viaduct Tavern, known for its poltergeist activity, has been a tavern since 1875. New York's waterfront Bridge Cafe, wherein regular patrons swear they are being watched, had a...
  • Novelist Trio to Develop TV Projects with TPG-Backed Slingshot Global Media

    In a deal that reflects several trends in TV production, three rising novelists have inked a first-look development pact with Slingshot Global Media, the banner backed by private equity giant TPG. Scribes Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman and Philipp Meyer...
  • Michael Cho's graphic novel 'Shoplifter': Adrift in the city

    There’s a lot of Adriane Tomine in Michael Cho’s first graphic novel “Shoplifter” (Pantheon: 96 pp., $19.95), and a bit of David Mazzucchelli, as well. By saying this, I’m not suggesting that Cho is derivative, just that he...
  • What Makes the Emmys Such a Hard Show to Fix

    If the big banks were notoriously too big to fail, the TV awards process might finally have become too big to wrangle. Granted, it's now expected Emmy nominations and awards will yield gripes from fans and critics, lamenting programs and performers who...
  • Captain Comics: A manga 'Les Mis'? UDON can take a bow

    If anyone needs evidence that comics can tell any kind of story, adaptations of two Western literary classics by UDON should put the subject to rest. UDON Entertainment (yes, named for the Japanese noodle) is a graphics studio that publishes mostly...
  • Jean Shepherd knew why people love fairs

    Jean Shepherd knew why people love fairs
    One of our readers complained this week that my column about the Allentown Fair's Preview Night focused too much on things she considers negative. "I read your article in this morning's newspaper and much of your article rings true," she wrote....
  • The life of Wilhelm Reich as drawn by Elijah Brubaker

    When Wilhelm Reich died in prison in 1957, he was a scientist disgraced. Remembered, if at all, as the inventor of the orgone accumulator (William S. Burroughs and William Steig, among others, were devotees), Reich was once an associate of Sigmund Freud...
  • At Universal, Harry Potter shows are right up Diagon Alley

    At Universal, Harry Potter shows are right up Diagon Alley
    Singer Celestina Warbeck is a star. If you've never heard of her, well, maybe you blinked while reading the "Harry Potter" books. She's a diva who merits brief mention by author J.K. Rowling, but now she appears on stage several times daily at the...
  • 'Utopia' means sleeping on a barn floor and tiresome arguments

    'Utopia' means sleeping on a barn floor and tiresome arguments
    In "Utopia," which is not an adaptation of Thomas More's 1516 work of philosophical speculative fiction but a reality show from the creator of "Big Brother," 15 people volunteer to live together for a year without indoor plumbing. As is the custom,...
  • Digital Savant: 'Nemesis' pushes into digital to crack mainstream

    This is a common Austin artistic performer problem. Performer creates a thing. It is small, perhaps not fully formed, but it's a different kind of thing nobody's done before. The performer's work gains a local following. The performer starts to get...