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  • Fall book preview

    Fall book preview
    It's tempting, looking at the fall's books, to think of this as a political season. Dick Cheney got it started with "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir," and in November we'll see a different (and perhaps conflicting?) take when Condoleezza...
  • From politics to poetry

    From politics to poetry
    It's tempting, looking at the fall's books, to think of this as a political season. Dick Cheney got it started with "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir," and Joe McGinnis pitched in with "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin." (That...
  • Md. teacher of the year focuses on connections with students

    Md. teacher of the year focuses on connections with students
    Joshua Parker fell in love in 10th grade, discovering the power of words when his English teacher put a volume of Langston Hughes in his hands. He describes it as a moment so profound that it was like hearing chords of music for the first time. Bright...
  • Miami Book Fair: Andy Borowitz, the 51st funniest American writer

    Miami Book Fair: Andy Borowitz, the 51st funniest American writer
    No joke: Bernie Mac is the funniest American writer of the past 132 years. Funnier than Woody Allen. Funnier than Lenny Bruce. Funnier than David Sedaris. Funnier than Mark Twain even, and certainly funnier than Dave Barry. At least, the late King of...
  • 2011 Holiday Guide: Dozens more shows for the season

    2011 Holiday Guide: Dozens more shows for the season
    If real-life holiday drama has you down — or you simply want to take a break from the fun-but-hectic festivities and relax — we’ve got a list that you can check twice, filled with shows both naughty and nice. Traditional to irreverent,...
  • Revisit required reading

    Revisit required reading
    Paul W. Hankins remembers vaguely reading “The Grapes of Wrath” in high school, the same way he remembers vaguely reading “The Great Gatsby.” “That fake reading,” he recalls with a laugh. “Where you sat in class...
  • Freeman Hrabowski's UMBC legacy grows as he celebrates 20 years as president

    Freeman Hrabowski's UMBC legacy grows as he celebrates 20 years as president
    The melody of the president's voice, the intensity of his movements gripped Jeremy Brickey's attention, cutting through the monotony of freshman orientation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Honestly though, he thought Freeman A. Hrabowski...
  • Nikki Giovanni's passion for poetry and life is undimmed

    Nikki Giovanni's passion for poetry and life is undimmed
    Celebrated poet and author Nikki Giovanni helps to expand and enrich young minds in Blacksburg, where she's a professor of English at Virginia Tech. Still, she's not exactly cloistered in her mountain-top, ivory tower. She gets around. Giovanni, who grew...
  • A Raisin in the Sun Playing at Westport Country Playhouse

    A Raisin in the Sun Playing at Westport Country Playhouse
    A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of a family's struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s. It's based on playwright Lorraine Hansberry's own battles against racial segregation, it's name taken from the...
  • City Lights: Praise for a too-short life

    City Lights: Praise for a too-short life
    Wednesday afternoon, I attended a fundraiser for the family of Austin Brashears, the Marina High School graduate who died the weekend before in a New Zealand road accident. It was held at the Hot Off the Grill restaurant in northwest Huntington Beach,...
  • The white advocate for the Harlem Renaissance

    The white advocate for the Harlem Renaissance
    For more that two decades, author Emily Bernard has been fascinated by Carl Van Vechten, a white man who played a seminal — and controversial — role in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. She was in turns appalled by Vechten's...