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  • In a word: sobriquet

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word:
  • The Valley Line: The season of sweater weather and awards

    The Valley Line: The season of sweater weather and awards
    Brrrr, has it been cold enough for you? It has been teeth-chattering weather lately. Actually, I’d rather it be like this than have to deal with triple-digit heat. There is almost no limit to how many sweaters one can put on to warm up, but one...

    In Jurji Zayden's 'Tree of Pearls,' the power of self-interest has repercussions

    In Jurji Zayden's 'Tree of Pearls,' the power of self-interest has repercussions
    ‘Tree of Pearls, Queen of Egypt” by Jurji Zaydan opens “On a moonlit night long ago, two women of exceeding grace and beauty, though far apart in age, sat gazing at the silver waters of the Nile.” The year is 1250, the Ayyubid...

    'Ripper Street' preview: Long Susan takes a punch

    'Ripper Street' preview: Long Susan takes a punch
    "Misfits" star Joseph Gilgun guest stars in this Saturday's episode of "Ripper Street" on BBC America. The episode, "In My Protection," gives a nod to Charles Dickens classic "Oliver Twist," with Gilgun playing a Fagin-like character named Carmichael who...

    Kevin Spacey brings star power to 'House of Cards'

    Kevin Spacey brings star power to 'House of Cards'
    It was a steamy weeknight in July on Centre Street, and the extras in black tie were flagging. The $100 million series "House of Cards" was prepping a crowd scene outside the Peabody Institute, across from the Midtown BBQ & Brew. For more than two hours,...