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  • 'Wizard of Oz' creator L. Frank Baum to be subject of biopic

    The wizard behind "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" will soon be getting his own movie. Author L. Frank Baum, who created Dorothy Gale, the Cowardly Lion and the Wicked Witch of the West, is the subject of a script that's just been picked up by New Line Cinema.
  • Cookbooks on '88 books that shaped America' list from Library of Congress

    Cookbooks on '88 books that shaped America' list from Library of Congress
    A just-released list from the Library of Congress salutes 88 books that shaped America, all by American authors. It starts with Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and continues alphabetically on through "Beloved" by Toni Morrison, "Common...

    Holiday books: Fiction

    Holiday books: Fiction
    Aleph A Novel Paulo Coelho Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95 A crisis of faith prompts a man to begin a journey of self-discovery from Africa to Asia. The Angel Esmeralda Nine Stories Don DeLillo Scribner, $24 The first collection of short stories from a...

    Following every strange turn of the Yellow Brick Road in 'The Wiz'

    Following every strange turn of the Yellow Brick Road in 'The Wiz'
    "The Wiz," let us stipulate, was always a weird show. With the passage of 36 years, it only has become stranger. Although a big hit in 1975 — it ran on Broadway for some 1,600 performances — "The Wiz" generally has defeated most attempts to...

    Toby's Columbia brings magic of 'Wizard of Oz' to stage

    Everyone who has ever sat before a television or movie screen to enjoy the fantasy of "The Wizard of Oz" should plan to see how magical this family favorite becomes onstage at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia. The production brings the beloved...