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  • Word Play: Calling all dark lords, wizards and orphans

    Word Play: Calling all dark lords, wizards and orphans
    British children's fantasy author Diana Wynne Jones died last month while I was busy reading "The Emerald Atlas" for review, so it was inevitable that her spirit should haunt my reading. Jones is often cited as the forerunner of J.K. Rowling as the queen of contemporary fantasy for children, and "The Emerald Atlas" fits snugly in this category. Many think Jones a superior writer to Rowling, though she never enjoyed Rowling's popularity, nor gave the ecstatic experience of a vast community of like-minded readers that the Harry Potter books produced.
  • Check It Out: Audio adventures for children

    In the popular Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke, several characters have the ability to bring book characters to life — just by reading aloud the words on a page: "Mo could paint pictures in the empty air with his voice alone." Thanks to modern...

    A Funny Life: Jim Dale In Solo Show At Long Wharf Theatre

    A Funny Life: Jim Dale In Solo Show At Long Wharf Theatre
    Jim Dale guides his guests into the study in his Park Avenue home, pointing out memorabilia filling the walls and shelves: album covers from when he was a British pop star in the late '50s; pictures of him from the "Carry On…" comedy films in the...

    Sarasota’s Carla Gugino likes giving moviegoers whiplash with her choice of roles

    Is there an actress working in the movies who’s harder to pin down than Carla Gugino? One day, she’s the “Night at the Museum“ love interest or Mr. Popper’s loving ex in “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” the next...

    Recommended listening

    Driving my daughter to school this year we've been listening to the audio version of Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" as read, fabulously, by Dick Hill. It's a great commuting book, though you do have to get over the frequent, pungent...