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  • 'Austenland' features unlikely pair, unlikely film

    'Austenland' features unlikely pair, unlikely film
    It may not seem like your typical rom-com duo: Keri Russell, known as a clandestine Russian spy in FX's retro thriller “The Americans,” and Bret McKenzie of New Zealand's comic-music duo, “Flight of the Conchords.” Put them both in...
  • Improv adds a whole new dimension in 'Twilight Zone UnScripted'

    Improv adds a whole new dimension in 'Twilight Zone UnScripted'
    “There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man,” Rod Serling once wrote, beginning his weekly introduction to “The Twilight Zone.” Now there is a sixth dimension he probably never imagined, as the Impro Theatre...
  • People often lie about reading classic novels, survey finds

    People often lie about reading classic novels, survey finds
    In one episode of the sitcom “Seinfeld,” George Costanza tries to impress his girlfriend by joining a book club. The first book he has to read is “Breakfast at Tiffany's,” by Truman Capote. For George, the novella is a slog:...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wine? Will the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' tie-ins ever stop?

    Wine? Will the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' tie-ins ever stop?
    If another "Fifty Shades of Grey" product will drive you to drink, you're in luck. Because author E.L. James is launching "Fifty Shades of Grey," the wine. James worked with California vintners to create two blended wines meant to evoke the bedroom-y...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies at 85; Oscar-winning screenwriter

    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies at 85; Oscar-winning screenwriter
    For years, people who read Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's novels assumed she was born in India. She wrote about swamis, social climbers, duplicitous landlords and other characters from the Indian bourgeoisie who inevitably found themselves colliding with...
  • Authors A-C

    826CHI 826CHI is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students. 826chi.org Tom Acitelli Tom Acitelli is author...