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  • Stephenie Meyer talks about 'The Host'

    In the midst of separating a generation of young female readers into Team Edward and Team Jacob, Stephenie Meyer, author of the wildly popular "Twilight" novels, started a new book called "The Host." Published by Little, Brown in 2008, "The Host" is a...
  • Make it stop: Jane Austen via 'Downton Abbey' in new book

    Jane Austen has been dead for close to 200 years, but it's hard to imagine she's gotten much rest in her grave in Westminster Abbey, what with all the rewrites, updates and zombifications of her work. We get it: her books are much beloved, and readers...
  • Depictions of violence in theater: Revelation, not nihilism

    Depictions of violence in theater: Revelation, not nihilism
    In one of the most infamous scenes in modern drama, a group of young men in a London park stone a baby to death in its carriage. What begins as roughhousing escalates to all-out sadism until a rock is thrown at point blank range, ending the child's...
  • 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...
  • Kelly Clarkson bought Jane Austen's ring -- but can't bring it home

    Singer Kelly Clarkson, the first "American Idol" winner, bought a ring at auction that belonged to author Jane Austen, but the British government won't let her take the ring out of the country. The gold and turquoise ring cost the "Tie It Up" singer...
  • Shirley Jones' memoir reportedly dropping sexy Joan Collins tale

    Joan Collins, the 80-year-old "Dynasty" star, reportedly asked to be removed from Shirley Jones' tell-all autobiography in a scene involving the offer of an orgy. Jones recently published "Shirley Jones: A Memoir." In the book, the "Partridge Family"...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black' book list: What is Piper reading?

    'Orange Is the New Black' book list: What is Piper reading?
    The Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" has many pleasures, but it wasn't immediately apparent that literature would be one of them. Based on Piper Kerman's memoir of the same name, the main character, Piper Chapman, is a middle class woman who...
  • Jane Austen's ring may stay in England; poor Kelly Clarkson

    Jane Austen's ring may stay in England; poor Kelly Clarkson
    Kelly Clarkson is currently out $235,000, is not able to take possession of the Jane Austen ring she bought last year, and faces British Austen fans who want to buy the ring back. Clarkson, an avowed Austen fan who has also purchased a first edition...
  • Steven Colbert and Colum McCann talk '50 Shades,' James Joyce

    What do a National Book Award-winning novelist and popular TV host Stephen Colbert talk about when they get together? "Fifty Shades of Grey," of course. And also James Joyce. Colum McCann, who won the National Book Award for his novel "Let the Great...
  • Jane Austen would agree: Err on the side of kindness

    This column begins with Jane Austen, the English author of corseted drawing room romances who wrote anonymously and in secret out of a sense of propriety. A woman in Regency England simply did not bring public attention to herself. Thanks, at least in...