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  • Ray Bradbury estate auctioning some of author's prized possessions

     Ray Bradbury estate auctioning some of author's prized possessions
    Renowned author and Waukegan native Ray Bradbury traced his inspiration for becoming a writer to a cups and balls magic trick given to him by a carnival worker in the 1930s. Now, that item and more than 450 others are available to those who want to...
  • How 'Maze Runner' Escaped the Young Adult Franchise Curse

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Maze Runner" kicked off a fresh young adult film franchise this weekend when it raced to an $81.5 million debut globally. Despite the monster grosses of "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight," hit young adult films like "The...
  • Moravian Book Shop best-sellers: Nonfiction hardcover

    IN A ROCKET MADE OF ICE: AMONG THE CHILDREN OF WAT OPOT 1 By Gail Gutradt (Knopf, $25.95) A beautifully told, inspiring story of one woman's volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia. This area, once a haunted scrubland became a place of...
  • LACMA spotlights '20s German Expressionist films

    LACMA spotlights '20s German Expressionist films
    Complex. Sophisticated. Groundbreaking. Shocking. These words describe the German Expressionist cinema during the Weimar era after World War I — a bravura brand of filmmaking that is still mesmerizing audiences and influencing filmmakers today....
  • Future Symphony Institute to be held at UB

    Future Symphony Institute to be held at UB
    Andrew Balio is best known around here for the gleaming sound and refined musicality he regularly provides as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's principal trumpet, a post he has held since 2001. Offstage, Balio devotes a great deal of his energies to...
  • Alice, steampunk and a false name: enigma of an American jailed in North Korea

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Matthew Miller, the U.S. citizen imprisoned in North Korea on espionage charges, spent months in South Korea pretending to be an Englishman named "Preston Somerset", acquaintances who met or worked with him said. The 25-year-old...
  • Sarah Waters mixes crime and romantic strangers in 'Paying Guests'

    Sarah Waters seems to revel in 19th and 20th century British history as a dolphin does in water: Her literary depictions of domestic life, manners, architecture, class structure, the weight of war and the volatility of love all appear as effortless as...
  • Roman Muradov's graphic novel loss of innocence (in a sense)

    Roman Muradov's graphic novel loss of innocence (in a sense)
    Roman Muradov’s first graphic novel, “(In a Sense) Lost and Found” (Nobrow: 56 pp., $19.95) is a strange and beautiful book. Think Kafka as adapted by F.W. Murnau. It begins with a nod to “The Metamorphosis”: “F....
  • Rachel DeWoskin on 'Blind'

    Rachel DeWoskin on 'Blind'
    While Rachel DeWoskin's peers dressed Barbie dolls and swam away their summers in Ann Arbor, Mich., the author spent her childhood dusting off ancient bronze bells and brushing her teeth with beer (safer than the water) on trains through China. Her...
  • Ursula K. Le Guin will receive National Book Foundation award

    Ursula K. Le Guin will receive National Book Foundation award
    Science fiction-fantasy legend Ursula K. Le Guin will be awarded the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the group announced Tuesday. Le Guin, 84, will be the 27th winner of the medal and the second science...
  • 'Scribbler' delivers graphic novel madness on a budget

    The effects aren't much and the story is something of a confused psycho-muddle. But the graphic novel adaptation "The Scribbler" travels to the screen in healthy doses of R-rated grit, gore and hedonistic sex. It's about madness and sanity and the ways...