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  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
  • How Robin Williams Inspired a Generation to Seize the Day

    It was "Dead Poets Society" that did it. That was the movie that pushed me over the edge from casual moviegoer to full-blown film junkie, the one that sent me back to the video store night after night looking for my next fix, desperate to discover other...
  • Focus less on 'Why?' of Williams' death

    Two of the best things I've ever read about suicide are poems. They contain no statistics, no quotes from experts, no discussion of antidepressants, none of the sound-bite analysis that has followed Robin Williams' death. They approach the topic in a...
  • Matthea Harvey's 'Tabloids' mashes word pictures with imaginative art

    Matthea Harvey's 'Tabloids' mashes word pictures with imaginative art
    True story: A teenager saw me with Matthea Harvey's new book of poems as I sat with it in a café and asked if she could look at it. She was the scowly sort, angry tattoo on her shoulder, who I thought was going to ask me if I had a cigarette; not,...
  • Concert review: Tony Bennett at Ravinia

    Concert review: Tony Bennett at Ravinia
    Why does Tony Bennett sound so young – yes, young – at 88? Because he never gets too comfortable in the way he sings a song. He plays with rhythm, toys with lyrics, throws out old melody notes and tosses in new ones. He surprises us and,...
  • Robin Williams Death Spurs Sales -- and Piracy -- of His Movies

    News of Robin Williams' suicide this week has led to a predictable surge in sales of digital downloads and DVDs of his most-beloved movies -- along with a spike in pirates swiping films like "Good Will Hunting," "Dead Poets Society" and "Good Morning...
  • Dunbar begins football preseason with interim coach

    Dunbar begins football preseason with interim coach
    Anyone looking through the fence as the season's first football practice was about to get underway Wednesday at Dunbar's East Baltimore field saw a bunch of guys in helmets and shorts and T-shirts tossing footballs, stretching or just talking....
  • Marvin Tate on 'The Amazing Mister Orange'

    Marvin Tate on 'The Amazing Mister Orange'
    Marvin Tate knows the exact moment when poetry became his calling. The North Lawndale native grew up in a home without a TV or radio, where the family entertained one another with songbooks and reading aloud. So it didn't strike him as notable when his...
  • East Stroudsburg's Josh Bodwell to star in A&E's "Epic Ink"

    East Stroudsburg's Josh Bodwell to star in A&E's "Epic Ink"
    Like many kids, Josh Bodwell was a huge fan of Marvel comic books. Bodwell, who grew up in East Stroudsburg, avidly followed the exploits of brooding superheroes like Spiderman and the X-Men. Now he inks those characters and others from pop culture onto...
  • On non-readers

    On non-readers
    One of our universities recently made a survey of the reading habits of the American public; it decided that forty-eight percent of all Americans read, during a year, no book at all. I picture to myself that reader — non-reader, rather; one man...
  • Hampton Roads Reader Events

    Hampton Roads Reader Events
    Upcoming events - Week of August 19 - Like shopping sales? Like supporting literacy? Check out Saturday's Ninth Annual "Shop for a Cause" one-day shopping event presented by Macy's. Newport News-based literacy group Peninsula READS is selling $5...