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  • 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 He was surprised to recently learn that the Hughes estate had withdrawn its support of the book.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...
  • Hampton Roads Book Happenings

    Hampton Roads Book Happenings
    Sylvia Plath lecture at W&M Thursday, March 20 7 p.m. Tucker Hall, College of William & Mary If you’ve read Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar” or been interested in her turbulent life, you’ll want to check out Thursday night&...
  • James Franco shows his literary side on Jimmy Fallon show

    James Franco shows his literary side on Jimmy Fallon show
    James Franco went on Jimmy Fallon's "The Tonight Show" to talk about theater and film, but he got sidetracked by poetry. His new collection, "Directing Herbert White," is coming from Graywolf Press on April 15. "I know how an actor writing poetry...
  • 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...
  • Opening Day without poetry -- or enough fans

    Opening Day without poetry -- or enough fans
    Ah, Opening Day. The scent of hope. The touch of renewal. The mouse click of South Florida fans buying severely discounted tickets on Groupon to deliver a presentable crowd to 3-year-old Marlins Park. In another America, where spring's sunshine is...
  • Top 3 Books: Children's Picture Books

    TAKING CARE OF MAMA RABBIT By Anita Lobel (Alfred A Knopf, $11.99) Poor Mama Rabbit — she's too sick to leave her bed! While Papa Rabbit goes to get medicine, her helpful little rabbits want to cheer her up in their own way. One by one, they bring...
  • Theater review: Lovers of poetry will love 'A Shropshire Lad'

    Crowded Kitchen Players has taken a collection of 19th century poems and brought them to life in a Welsh pub where a melancholy poet sits writing by himself, surrounded by exuberant life. "A Shropshire Lad," a cycle of 63 poems written by A.E. Housman,...