| Nov 26, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Shopping for the book lover in your life doesn't necessarily mean taking a trip to your local bookstore. Here are some book-related gift ideas for the literary-minded person on your holiday shopping list.
If Big Brother is watching you, the least you...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:15 PM
From childhood, Nadine Gordimer understood the cruelties of apartheid.
"I went to the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy," the daughter of poor South African whites recalled years ago, "but there was no mercy for blacks. I went to dancing classes, blacks were...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:03 PM
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This week's TV Movies
Monumental Mysteries This new episode...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"SEX IS an emotion in motion." -- Mae West
SPEAKING OF sex, movies centering on that theme can be fun or frolicsome or tiresome or unpalatable. But like vampires, super-intelligent apes or (more recently) zombies, the sex comedy genre never grows old....
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Patricia Wright, a retired college librarian and music aficionado, died of a pulmonary embolism Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 79.
Born Patricia Smith in Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of Dr. Elmer O. Smith, a...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:20 AM
If you don't mind indulging me, I want to remind you, as we labor over our editing, of the sheer pleasure in reading.
Barbara Pym, whose work Philip Larkn championed, was a writer whose work could stand up to comparison with Jane Austen's in its...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Downton Abbey" actress Lily James, Sam Riley ("Maleficent") and Bella Heathcote will star in the long-stalled movie version of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."
Filming will start in September. Cross Creek Pictures, which has a distribution deal with...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:20 PM
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," the long-in-development movie based on Seth Grahame-Smith's hit mash-up novel, has found new life.
After weathering a series of stops and starts, the film is finally set to begin shooting in September, with Burr Steers...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Cedar City, Utah, is a midsummer's dream of a spot, where top-caliber theater rubs shoulders with high-desert canyons from warm late June through chilly mid-October. My husband, mother and I recently visited the early Mormon settlement, a 6 1/2 -hour...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"Portlandia" star and co-creator Carrie Brownstein has come on board to write a "Lost in Austen" movie, based on the original U.K. series.
It's the first feature writing project for Brownstein, and one of Nora Ephron's unfinished works at the time of the...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It should be one of the unqualified successes of the year — a period drama directed by, written by and starring women of color that found a large audience for a fact-based tale drawn from obscure history that shed light on the beginning of the end...