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  • Orefield actor Robert Callan Adams' recovery reflects 'Little Engine That Could'

    In the classic children's story of perseverance and determination, a small engine must overcome huge odds to pull a train over a mountain. "The Little Engine That Could" could easily be the story of Robert Callan Adams. Four years ago, Adams, who had...
  • With one bulb, Reading dedicates its 'Charlie Brown' Christmas tree

    With one bulb, Reading dedicates its 'Charlie Brown' Christmas tree
    READING — In the spirit of an old "Peanuts" cartoon, the city of Reading on Sunday illuminated a single red bulb on the official downtown Christmas tree that was nearly thrown away two weeks ago as too ugly. "There's a reason for the season," Mayor...
  • J.K. Rowling to release Harry Potter stories each day until Christmas

    J.K. Rowling to release Harry Potter stories each day until Christmas
    It's going to be a magical Christmas, after all. J.K. Rowling will release 12 Harry Potter short stories this month in celebration of the 12 days of Christmas, The Telegraph reports. At least one of the stories will reportedly focus on Harry's nemesis...
  • U. of I. experts recommend best children's books

     U. of I. experts recommend best children's books
    Kate Quealy-Gainer frequently gets asked about her favorite children's books, particularly this time of year. That's what happens when you work at the Center for Children's Books at the University of Illinois, where she helps review about 1,000 new...
  • 'Guardians' is another marvel of movie entertainment

    Guardians of the Galaxy Disney/Buena Vista, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99 Available on VOD Tuesday When Marvel Studios announced plans to make a movie about the obscure super-team "Guardians of the Galaxy," the project seemed like one for hardcore...
  • Grammys 2015: Beyonce and 'Frozen' among snubs and surprises

    Grammys 2015: Beyonce and 'Frozen' among snubs and surprises
    As usual, the Grammy Awards nominations — announced Friday in a complicated succession of tweets, radio bits and morning-TV appearances — reflect an array of mystifying decisions by the Recording Academy's 13,000 voting members. Here are...
  • Grammys 2015: First impressions on the first batch of nominations

    The first 20 artists nominated for Grammy Awards serve as a tiny sample of the volume to come. Part of a day’s worth of staggered announcements that will roll out through television and social media, "CBS This Morning" teased the new format by...
  • Kent Haruf dies at 71; novelist illuminated small-town life

    Kent Haruf, who found acclaim in midlife with a trilogy of sparely written novels, including the 1999 bestseller "Plainsong" that illuminated the rhythms and dramas of small-town life in America's High Plains, died Sunday in Salida, Colo. He was 71 and...
  • Grammys preview: Sam Smith, Beyonce, Iggy Azalea lead L.A. Times' nominee picks

    Grammys preview: Sam Smith, Beyonce, Iggy Azalea lead L.A. Times' nominee picks
    Before the Grammy nominations are revealed Friday, members of the Los Angeles Times music staff were polled for their picks in the big four categories (album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best new artist). There were predictions,...
  • Grammy Awards: BeyoncĂ©, Coldplay and Sam Smith should get nods

    Grammy Awards: Beyoncé, Coldplay and Sam Smith should get nods
    A year that gave us much exuberant pop music about being happy, shaking it off, keeping it fancy and/or letting go of problems — "the past is in the past," sings Idina Menzel in "Let It Go" — had little need for the starker realities either...
  • Ferguson too complicated for easy allegory

    Ferguson too complicated for easy allegory
    The day after it was announced that Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson would not be charged in the slaying of Michael Brown, the president for a second time called for calm. His statement was measured, careful and responsible. He condemned violence...