| Jun 13, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The '70s were a tough time to be a chimpanzee in America. Sure, some costarred with Clint Eastwood in movies and on TV in the inexplicable "BJ and the Bear," but the relationship between humans and primates was not a kind one in the scientific world, as...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:24 PM
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...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:32 PM
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Free origin stories: Watch The "Seinfeld" pilot and read (on Kindle) the first issue......
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:22 AM
"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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:35 AM
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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:30 AM
With a charming, flawed heroine straight out of Jane Austen, a Dickensian rags-to-riches story and thwarted romances that hark back to the Brontës, Elizabeth Gilbert has taken cues from the greatest 19th century writers for her big 19th century-style...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:50 PM
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...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Lily Collins is about to add a new leading role to her résumé: The “Mirror Mirror” actress is in negotiations ......
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:35 PM
When Jane Austen wrote "Pride and Prejudice," she didn't imagine a sexy Mr. Darcy emerging from a pond in a dripping-wet white shirt. Yet thanks to the filmmakers behind the 1995 miniseries of the novel, viewers got to see Colin Firth, as Darcy, do...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Remember the moment in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" when Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy emerges from the water?
Swimmers in London’s Serpentine Lake have a large-scale reminder of the brooding and dashing Darcy --...