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  • 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...
  • Kelly Clarkson can't walk away with Jane Austen's ring

    Kelly Clarkson can't walk away with Jane Austen's ring
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a pop star in possession of strong pipes must be in want of historical literary bling. But Kelly Clarkson, one-time "American Idol" winner and apparent Jane Austen fan, won't be wearing Austen's gold and...
  • Walter White's Walt Whitman book from 'Breaking Bad' up for auction

    "Breaking Bad" may be almost over, but its props live on -- at an auction house, where anyone can buy them. So you could own an authentic "Breaking Bad" singed teddy bear, Los Pollos Hermanos bucket, or one of Walter White's books. Note: Those who...
  • The Westport Library Celebrates Jane Austen Day on Sunday

    The Westport Library Celebrates Jane Austen Day on Sunday
    In the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, author Jane Austen is quoted 1,640 times. She coined phrases like "dirt-cheap" and "dog-tired." Her influence on popular culture is undeniable. And her famous novel Pride and Prejudice turns 200 this...
  • Review: Keri Russell tries to boost 'Austenland'

    Keri Russell, she of "Felicity" and "Waitress" and many others, is such a winning actress, even in a flat soda of a comedy like "Austenland," she's in there, doing all she can to carbonate things. Against type, she plays the insecure thirtysomething...
  • 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...
  • Elizabeth Gilbert visits the 19th century in 'The Signature of All Things'

    Elizabeth Gilbert visits the 19th century in 'The Signature of All Things'
    With a charming, flawed heroine straight out of Jane Austen, a Dickensian rags-to-riches story and thwarted romances that hark back to the Bront√ęs, Elizabeth Gilbert has taken cues from the greatest 19th century writers for her big 19th century-style...
  • Baltimore Book Festival runs this weekend in Mount Vernon

    Baltimore Book Festival runs this weekend in Mount Vernon
    Kathy Hornig finally had a chance to check out Washington's National Book Festival. And she came away with a renewed appreciation for the admittedly smaller, quirkier offering put on by The City That Reads. As the director of festivals for the Baltimore...
  • Vast majority of 'collectibles' fail to retain value

    Q: Any ideas on how to sell a collection of Boyds Bears? These are both stuffed and ceramic. Some have original tags. A: Created in 1984, the line of plush bears (named for a town in Maryland where the makers lived) fits into the category of...
  • Unopened vintage cigarette tins in excellent condition will bring a pretty penny

    Q: I've done Internet searches but cannot find any info on my two unopened cans of Chesterfield cigarettes from the 1950s. A: Images sent show that our reader indeed has two unopened round tins, each holding 50 unfiltered Chesterfield cigarettes. Imagine...
  • 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...