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  • Barrington's Read of the Week: 'The Nightingale'

    In a world of 24/7 global news, we can become desensitized to the horrors of war and the courage displayed by those who wage against those horrors. We're bombarded by images and stories so violent and unspeakable that, sadly, today's news can feel like...
  • Thursday's Tumble: Harper Lee returns! ... Monkey Bar carries on ... Katy Perry and her sharks

    "IF YOU learn just a single trick, Scout, you get along a lot better with all kinds of folks; you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view ... until you climb inside his skin and walk around in it." That's Atticus...
  • Chicago book news: Joe Black's daughter co-writes biography

    Chicago book news: Joe Black's daughter co-writes biography
    'Joe Black: More Than a Dodger" by Martha Jo Black and Chuck Schoffner was published by Chicago Review Feb. 1. This biography, co-written by Black's daughter, considers Black's pitching career, personal life, and post-baseball years as the first African-...
  • Mixed feelings on Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman'

    Mixed feelings on Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman'
    I first encountered Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" in ninth grade. Like so many others, I was struck not just by the book's vivid narrative of racial justice, but also by its nuance: the inner life of its narrator and its deft portrayal of small-...
  • Theater review: 'Potted Potter' at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

     Theater review: 'Potted Potter' at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
    The young (and young at heart) fans of boy wizard Harry Potter will immediately see that things are awry with the set of "Potted Potter." There's a coconut palm growing in the "Forbidden Forest." There's a large wardrobe at center stage. "How else...
  • Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl'

    Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl'
    From "Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping Up Appearances" to "Fawlty Towers" and "Absolutely Fabulous," Americans have long appreciated British situation comedy with strong female characters. But the history of the woman-centered Britcom is surprisingly...
  • Scott McCloud's 'The Sculptor' an imaginative work of art

     Scott McCloud's 'The Sculptor' an imaginative work of art
    Scott McCloud is a brave man. Over the last 20 years, his analytical books about graphic novels — notably "Understanding Comics" and "Making Comics" — have made him a leading authority on and critic of the art form. Yet McCloud is also himself...
  • 'Stuart Little' comes to Quakertown

    'Stuart Little' comes to Quakertown
    The story of a little mouse born into a normal human family will be the first all-student musical presented by Star of the Day Event Productions. "Stuart Little," based on E.B. White's 1945 classic children's novel, opens this weekend on the second...
  • Tale spinners and barnstormers at Festival of the Arts Boca

    Tale spinners and barnstormers at Festival of the Arts Boca
    Richard Ford opens his new novel, "Let Me Be Frank With You," in the thick of two hurricanes. The first, Hurricane Sandy, has just devastated the Jersey Shore, where, he writes, "civic life has sustained a fierce whacking — house roofs sheared off,...
  • Indie spotlight: Pushkin Press

    Indie spotlight: Pushkin Press
    When Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won Oscars for its costumes, makeup, score and production design, it swept something else along in its winning tide: Austrian writer Stefan Zweig. The long-deceased author, who wrote in German, penned the...
  • The Biblioracle: Who is the Great American Novelist?

    The Biblioracle: Who is the Great American Novelist?
    When Jonathan Franzen's next novel, "Purity," is released in September, you're going to read a lot of debate about whether Franzen is the Great American Novelist. He's a contender for sure, but is he the "greatest"? Just because Time magazine put...