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  • Hey everybody, let's 'shelfie!'

    Hey everybody, let's 'shelfie!'
    The word “shelfie” finished far behind “selfie” and other neologisms recently when the Oxford Dictionaries announced their nominees, and the winner, of the Word of the Year for 2013. Like the selfie (which had a recent moment...
  • Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016

    Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016
    LONDON -- Paper or plastic? No, not what kind of bag do you want your purchases in; it's what kind of money you’ll use to pay for them, at least in Britain. The Bank of England announced Wednesday that, beginning in 2016, it will start issuing...
  • New York book clubs, catching up to L.A., discover bars

    New York book clubs, catching up to L.A., discover bars
    Book clubs can meet up in public places that serve alcohol, New Yorkers discover. Who knew? Well, plenty of people, particularly those who attend book clubs in bars in L.A. On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported on four book clubs in New York and...
  • A love letter to the love letter

    For the last couple of years I have been writing a love letter to the love letter, a pleasurably nostalgic if doomed task. I've been pondering what we stand to lose if we abandon pen and stamps forever and just stick to email and social media. How much...
  • New in romance from Tidewater authors

    New in romance from Tidewater authors
    Here's a look at two recently released sequels in romance fiction. Virginia Beach author Terri Osburn, whose debut novel “Meant to Be” (Montlake Romance, 2013) hit best-seller status earlier this year, recently released “Up to the...
  • Kennedy, Huxley and Lewis

    Three famous men died on Nov. 22, 1963. The one getting the most attention, understandably, is John F. Kennedy. Less so the other two: Aldous Huxley, author of the futuristic novel "Brave New World," and Clive Staples Lewis. Of the three, it was Lewis...
  • How 'Saving Mr. Banks' Helped Rescue Emma Thompson

    On the first day of rehearsals for "Saving Mr. Banks," Jason Schwartzman was running 20 minutes late. By the time he got to the tableread with Emma Thompson and the rest of the actors, he was in an apologetic frenzy. It got worse when Thompson, whom he...
  • How 'Saving Mr. Banks' helped rescue Emma Thompson

    How 'Saving Mr. Banks' helped rescue Emma Thompson
    On the first day of rehearsals for "Saving Mr. Banks," Jason Schwartzman was running 20 minutes late. By the time he got to the table read with Emma Thompson and the rest of the actors, he was in an apologetic frenzy. It got worse when Thompson, whom he...
  • Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood to move 'Into the Forest'

    Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood to move 'Into the Forest'
    Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood will star in "Into the Forest," a story of two sisters set in the not-too-distant future against the collapse of society. Jean Hegland's novel will be adapted by writer-director Patricia Rozema. Page will also be...
  • Emma Thompson to Nab Santa Barbara Fest's Modern Master Award

    The 29th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival will fete Emma Thompson with the Modern Master Award. The British thesp-scribe-producer will receive the fest's highest honor for her diverse body of work, which includes, most recently, her...
  • This holiday we give thanks for all the laughs in 2013

    We are tomorrow's past, so this Thanksgiving give thanks for 2013, a year the future might study more for amusement than for edification. HealthCare.gov performed the public service of defeating Barack Obama's ascription of every disagreeable effect...