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  • Summer Movie Sneaks complete list

    The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Sneaks list: In the...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Future begins at Technology Library

    The Costa Mesa Technology Library is set to re-open in its new location on the northwest corner of Fairview Road and Wilson Street, next to the Subway sandwich shop, on April 30. The "Open House" will be from 1 to 4 p.m., complete with prizes. Check it...
  • What are the best movies based on books?

    What are the best movies based on books?
    Less than a year after “The Great Gatsby” was published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald was paid $16,666 for the film rights. “Come and see it all!” beckons the trailer for the silent film. “And enjoy the entertainment thrill of...
  • Counting down to Lit Fest

    Counting down to Lit Fest
    (This selection is edited for clarity and length.) Tom Acitelli What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Oddly enough, the 1860 Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?...
  • Mothers in literature

    Mothers in literature
    Should we condemn Mrs. Bennet, the hilariously inept matchmaker in Jane Austen's “Pride and Prejudice,” for repeatedly sabotaging her daughters' prospects with her own uncouth behavior and transparent gold-digging? Or should we commend her...
  • The Biblioracle: In memory of Warwick Deeping

    The Biblioracle: In memory of Warwick Deeping
    Between 1920 and 1930, there were three writers with at least five books in the list of 10 best-selling books, according to Publishers Weekly. Two of them are Zane Grey and Sinclair Lewis. The other is Warwick Deeping. Warwick Deeping? --------------...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Support 'the heart of a city'

    "A library should be the heart of a city." Steven S. Choi, mayor of Irvine, said this in his Jan. 29 article in the Orange County Register. This is a theme that has been repeated many times by those who know the benefits of libraries, who know that even...
  • Vincent Kartheiser, from 'Mad Men' to 'Pride and Prejudice' onstage

    Vincent Kartheiser, from 'Mad Men' to 'Pride and Prejudice' onstage
    Vincent Kartheiser will swap his sharp suits for ruffles and coattails. The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis announced that the “Mad Men” star will play Mr. Darcy in its summer production of “Pride and Prejudice.” The adaptation by...
  • Review: Transfixing 'Fill the Void' looks at love by arrangement

    A mother and daughter anxiously scan the aisles of an Israeli supermarket. They're not looking for fresh produce but rather a clandestine glimpse of a young man a matchmaker has proposed as a potential husband for the daughter. The mother's eye is...
  • Horrors! Mark Darcy is dead in the new Bridget Jones book

    Why has Helen Fielding killed off the best guy ever? That guy, of course, is Mark Darcy, created by Helen Fielding (with a big boost from Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"). In Fielding's bestselling novel "Bridget Jones's Diary," sparks flew...
  • Gothic shadows under the staging of Austen's 'Abbey'

    Gothic shadows under the staging  of Austen's 'Abbey'
    "No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her to be a heroine," declares Jane Austen at the outset of "Northanger Abbey." Anyone who takes the pleasant but rather placid journey with the young Miss Morland offered in...