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  • Film to show how ancestors of Boca family hid in cave during WW II

    Film to show how ancestors of Boca family hid in cave during WW II
    Thanks to Michelle Brandfon's heroic great-aunt, there are dozens of descendants of the Stermer family today in the United States and Canada. Her great-aunt, Esther Stermer, was a Jewish matriarch who hid with her husband, six children and two...
  • A race to the finish in the age of edge

    We live in the age of edge, an age in which edginess is the grail for almost everything: popular literature, visual arts, music, sports (think Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman), journalism and especially television. In fact, just about the only medium...
  • Scientists debate whether to look for extraterrestrial life

    Scientists debate whether to look for extraterrestrial life
    Astronomers have their own version of the single person's dilemma: Do you wait by the phone for a call from that certain someone? Or do you make the call yourself and risk getting shot down? Instead of love, of course, astronomers are looking for...
  • Reel Critics: 'Jupiter' doesn't ascend much

    Chop up several screenplays from "Star Wars" and "Star Trek." Add a large helping of plot features from "The Matrix" and "Guardians of the Galaxy." Throw in some human exploitation from "Wall Street" and "Soylent Green." Then glaze over everything with...
  • Valentine’s Day gift guide: ‘Star Wars,’ Marvel, ‘Doctor Who’ and more

     
    Was your meet-cute at Comic-Con? Do your date nights involve dice or game controllers? Do your love notes feature panels […]...
  • Author shares stories in Hampton Roads events

     Author shares stories in Hampton Roads events
    Author Michael Tougias writes about tragedies and miracles on the high seas. In his most recent release, "Rescue of the Bounty," he tells of the fateful sinking of the replica tall ship HMS Bounty off the North Carolina coast in 2012. It is his sixth...
  • Orlando Shakes adds performance of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

    Orlando Shakes adds performance of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
    Orlando Shakespeare Theater has added an additional performance of its popular production "To Kill a Mockingbird," which has been regularly selling out. The extra show will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning...
  • In 'Get in Trouble,' Kelly Link melds ordinary and bizarre

    In 'Get in Trouble,' Kelly Link melds ordinary and bizarre
    It's tempting to describe Kelly Link as a fantasist or a magical realist of a particularly homegrown sort. Her stories take place within recognizable landscapes — suburban bedrooms, reality TV locations, a wedding weekend — that open into...
  • Laura van den Berg's 'Find Me' captures a memorable apocalypse

    Ninety-five years ago T.S. Eliot published "The Wasteland," one of the first and bleakest visions of a shattered modern world. Nearly a century later, we're awash in fictional dystopias. Science fiction writers tilled this stony ground for decades...
  • Review: 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Anne Tyler

    Review: 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Anne Tyler
    There was a time when the favorite way to put down Anne Tyler was to refer to her novels as "middlebrow." Particularly in the 1980s, a decade of triumphs that began with "Morgan's Passing" and continued with "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant," "The...
  • Reader Feedback Feb. 3: Maps, grammar police, best-seller lists

    Local maps mistake •Jerry, Hampton: Fourth page on Friday, Jan. 30: Unless something happened while I was asleep, Isle of Wight is south of the James River, not north of the York River. I think somebody got the wrong map. Why don't we have a map...