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  • Talking with J. Robert Lennon about Okey-Panky

    Talking with J. Robert Lennon about Okey-Panky
    It’s a terrific idea: An online literary magazine, posting a short piece every Monday, like a bracer before you start your week. That’s the intent of Okey-Panky, which launched this week under the auspices of Electric Literature. Okey-Panky...
  • Exclusive: Kate Beaton to follow ‘Hark! A Vagrant’ with ‘Step Aside, Pops’

     
    Cartoonist Kate Beaton, the author of 2011's acclaimed “Hark! A Vagrant” and the wildly popular webcomic on which it is […]...
  • Brain cancer takes a toll, but unlocks her creativity

    Brain cancer takes a toll, but unlocks her creativity
    Judi Kaufman was having a bad day. There were more and more of those now, 18 years into her battle against brain cancer. A tumor, her third, now the size of a golf ball, was encroaching on healthy brain tissue, upending her balance and her speech. Her...
  • 'Killer poet' comes up for parole

    'Killer poet' comes up for parole
    The underground Chicago literary community knew him as J.J. Jameson; the Massachusetts penal system knew him as Norman A. Porter Jr., a murderer who escaped in 1985. In 2005, Porter/Jameson was arrested in Chicago. "It's been a good 20-year run," he...
  • Virgil and Lenny: Their words about music defined an era

    They don't make American icons like Virgil Thomson and Leonard Bernstein anymore. For decades during the last century, each artist reigned with unchallenged authority in his particular sphere, Thomson as the nation's most brilliant and erudite music...
  • Alaska's Fiddling Poet brings his strings and his stories to Virginia Beach

    Alaska's Fiddling Poet brings his strings and his stories to Virginia Beach
     Once upon a time, theer was a business major at Duke University whose big passion outside the classroom was tennis.  How Ken Waldman went from there to become billed as Alaska's Fiddling Poet ... well, that's a fairly organic tale, actually.  "Before...
  • CNU's annual writing conference on the horizon

    Writers — mark your calendars for Christopher Newport University's 34th Annual Writers Conference. Titled "The Successful Writing Life," this year's conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 27-28, and focuses on workshops and panels...
  • Henry F. Hoeckel Jr., project manager, dies at 89

    Henry F. Hoeckel Jr., project manager, dies at 89
    Henry F. Hoeckel Jr., a retired estimator and project manager for the Genstar Stone Products Co. and a World War II veteran, died on Dec. 13 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., of heart failure. He was 89. Mr. Hoeckel's love for...
  • South Korean 'Ode to My Father' expertly mines human drama

    South Korean 'Ode to My Father' expertly mines human drama
    Tugging shamelessly yet persuasively on the heartstrings, "Ode to My Father" is an epic South Korean melodrama capturing more than half a century of recent history through the eyes of an everyman shopkeeper. Director JK Youn, responsible for the tsunami...
  • 'The Who's Tommy' comes to Paramount

    Tom Vendafreddo, music director, conductor and keyboardist for the Paramount Theatre’s production of “The Who’s Tommy,” believes that Pete Townshend of the ’60s and ’70s British rock group The Who changed the course...
  • Al Bendich, lawyer who defended Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl,' dies at 85

    In a San Francisco courthouse in 1957, a poem went on trial. It was Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," the incantatory, profanity-laced paean to self-expression that became the centerpiece of one of the most important obscenity cases of the last century. Among...