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  • Check It Out: Roping in the reluctant reader

    As a librarian, one of my favorite things to do is to recommend books to children. There is something exciting about connecting a young person with the perfect book. This is not as easy as it sounds. Everyone's tastes are different. Sometimes it is...
  • Why I do (not) believe in ghosts

    Why I do (not) believe in ghosts
    My grandma is the queen of scary stories. Whenever there’s a family gathering I try to squeeze a couple out of the old lady, listening breathlessly as if I haven’t heard them plenty of times over the past 20-plus years. Each tale is...
  • Theater: DeSales presents 'The Miser,' Moliere's finest farce

    A hilarious 17th century French farce, considered one of Moliere's finest, opens Act 1's second stage season Thursday. "The Miser" has been adapted by British actor, playwright and producer Miles Malleson and will be presented in the intimate Schubert...
  • Indiana Jones marathon, 'Grapes of Wrath' coming up at Frank Banko Cinemas

    For the next few days at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at SteelStacks, you can check out a quartet of movies that in different ways, prove the genius of Hollywood storytelling. First up on Sunday is an all-day marathon of the first three "Indiana...
  • Book Talk- Novelist Dubus now looks homeward after gritty memoir

    By Randall Mikkelsen NEWBURY, Mass., Oct 16 (Reuters) - Andre Dubus III put his faded hometown of Haverhill, Massachusetts, on the map of modern literature with his gritty memoir, "Townie." But Dubus' native New England did not find a setting in his...
  • Pedro Almodovar Talks About Spanish Cinema He Loves

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Without cinema, we are nothing," says Pedro Almodovar, in a quote used for the intro clip to this year's Lumiere Festival in Lyon. Anyone who has seen an Almodovar film will sense how deeply he is influenced by movies that...
  • Keir Gilchrist's 'Dark Summer' Finds U.S. Home with IFC

    In a pre-American Film Market deal, IFC Midnight has acquired North American distribution rights to Keir Gilchrist's supernatural horror film "Dark Summer." IFC Midnight plans to release the film on all platforms on Jan. 9. The modern ghost story...
  • Warner Bros. reveals film plans for Lego, DC, 'Harry Potter' spinoffs

    Warner Bros. will expand its film franchise offerings starting in 2016, with plans to release 10 superhero pictures from its DC Entertainment imprint over a five-year period, among other projects. The Burbank-based company, Hollywood's largest film...
  • Dave Grohl takes his music reality to HBO

    BEVERLY HILLS When musician-songwriter Dave Grohl and the band Nirvana hit big with "Nevermind," his father phoned him. "You know this isn't going to last, right?" he told his son. "No, of course. Why would it? There's no way this could ever last,"...
  • Mark Twain House Celebrating The 'Wicked' Phenomenon

    Mark Twain House Celebrating The 'Wicked' Phenomenon
    The Mark Twain House's annual fundraiser event, Mark My Words 2014: A WICKED Cool Evening!, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Author Gregory Maguire, whose novel, "Wicked: The Life and Times of the...
  • 'The Terminator' 30th Anniversary Screening: 6 Things We Learned from Cameron and Hurd

    Like the cyborg killing machine it's named for, James Cameron's sci-fi action classic "The Terminator" is a blockbuster that simply refuses to die. And if the crowd at Wednesday's 30th anniversary screening at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian...