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  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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/...
  • Local authors have books optioned, adapted for film

    Heather Hildenbrand, Virginia Beach author of more than eight young adult science fiction romance novels, recently announced that "Imitation," the first book in her Clone Chronicles series, has been optioned by broadcast network NBC for television...
  • Al Martinez dies at 85; Times columnist chronicled Southern California life

    Al Martinez dies at 85; Times columnist chronicled Southern California life
    "It's the people I've written about who march through my memory like an army of shadows," Al Martinez wrote in 2009 in his final column for the Los Angeles Times. "They all mattered to me, the clowns and the victims, those who gave and those who took...."...
  • ‘Mortal Kombat X': Writer Shawn Kittelsen teases DC prequel comic book

     
    For those who enjoy the spine-breaking, disemboweling fun of the “Mortal Kombat” franchise, the new “MKX” game from NetherRealm Studios […]...
  • 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...
  • Exclusive: Ben Hatke’s ‘Little Robot’ cover revealed

     
    “Little Robot,” an upcoming graphic novel from Ben Hatke, is the tale of an unlikely friendship between a lost, childlike […]...
  • 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...