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  • Karen Joy Fowler monkeys around with the family

    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...
  • 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...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    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......
  • 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...
  • 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 Brontës, 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...
  • ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ seeks new life with Lily Collins

     
    Lily Collins is about to add a new leading role to her résumé: The “Mirror Mirror” actress is in negotiations ......
  • What would Jane Austen think of a 12-foot wet Darcy statue?

    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...
  • Sculpture of Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy rises from London lake

    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 --...