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  • Nick Offerman on directing 'Parks and Recreation's' big surprise

    Nick Offerman on directing 'Parks and Recreation's' big surprise
    Nick Offerman, who plays surly, meat-lovin' Ron Swanson on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," was at the helm of Thursday's big reveal episode, directing Amy Poehler as she delivered that squeal-worthy "Well, buddy, ..." line. It's the second episode the man...
  • Poetry will be in full bloom this week

    To celebrate National Poetry Month in April the Lake County Library System and W.T. Bland Public Library will offer the following free programs. Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet Vivian Shipley will present "The Spiritual Quest of Writing Poetry" at 10 a.m....
  • Virginia's Poet Laureate's book focuses on reader, not poet

    Virginia's Poet Laureate's book focuses on reader, not poet
    "Without a home, a poem is unfinished." For Sofia Starnes, Virginia's current Poet Laureate, a poem is not complete without a reader's response to it. Her most recent book, "The Nearest Poem Anthology," celebrates that idea, compiling poetry chosen by...
  • Hampton Roads poets write from the heart

    Hampton Roads poets write from the heart
    April is Poetry Month, thanks to the designation by the Academy of American Poets. In honor of the first day of this annual homage to the spoken word, we're spotlighting collections by several local poets. Award-winning poet and artist Carolyn Kreiter-...
  • How to read and understand poetry

    How to read and understand poetry
    A friend of mine belongs to a book club that meets monthly, and every October, the topic is poetry. She's required to choose one or two poems and bring them to the group to read aloud, something that throws her into a panic. Like many people, she feels...
  • Why 'Noah' Is the Biblical Epic That Christians Deserve

    Thank God (seriously) for Darren Aronofsky. In his flawed, fascinating and altogether extraordinary "Noah," this ever-audacious filmmaker has given us a bold and singular vision of Old Testament times -- a picture that dares to handle a sacred text not...
  • Reader feedback April 1: Ragin trial, Pearl Bailey's birthplace, poetry contest, Week in Review

    Ragin trial •Shreve: Excellent coverage of the (John Ragin capital murder) trial. I would like to know if it ever came out in trial the whereabouts of Mr. Ragin's 5-year-old son while his mother and siblings were being slaughtered. Where is the...
  • Ted Hughes' estate suddenly withdraws support of bio-in-progress

    Scholar Jonathan Bate has been at work on his biography of British poet Ted Hughes for four years. He was surprised to recently learn that the Hughes estate had withdrawn its support of the book. Hughes was British poet laureate from 1984 until his...
  • New Michael Jackson Album to be Released in May

    Eight previously unreleased Michael Jackson tunes, "contemporized" by a clutch of contemporary hitmakers, are due to hit stores on May 13, Epic Records and the singer's estate announced on Monday. Titled "Xscape," the album will be executive produced...
  • Robert LaVigne dies at 85; artist painted central Beat figures

    Robert LaVigne, an artist and set designer whose subjects and collaborators included many of the central figures of the Beat movement, including Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Robert Creeley, died Feb. 20 in Seattle. He was 85. LaVigne had been in...
  • Newport News rapper charged in killings gets national attention

    The New York Times highlighted a Newport News murder case this week on the issue of rap lyrics increasingly being used as evidence by police and prosecutors across the country. On its front page Thursday, the Times featured a Newport News dateline and...