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  • Top 3 Moravian Book Shop best-sellers: Nonfiction hardcover

    THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP: THE JAPANESE ART OF DECLUTTERING AND ORGANIZING
  • 'Birdman' unexpectedly wins Producers Guild's top film prize

    In a surprise, the producers of "Birdman" won the top prize Saturday night at the 26th Producers Guild of America Awards -- and in doing so, made the upcoming Oscars race much more interesting. Alejandro G. Iñárritu, who also wrote and directed the...

    Peggy Charren dies at 86; tireless advocate for quality children's TV

    Critics of Peggy Charren, a tireless activist for quality children's television, accused her of hating TV. But Charren, who founded the highly influential Action for Children's Television in 1968 to combat "wall-to-wall monster cartoons," said it was...

    Adaptation of 'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman' affectionate, uneven

    Adaptation of 'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman' affectionate, uneven
    "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," the tribute to the 1970s soap opera parody staged by Annex Theater, has a great pre-show -- a fun loop of commercials playing on a vintage TV set. The title character of the Norman Lear-launched original was obsessed with...

    Annex Theater returns to Fernwood, '70s with 'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman'

    Annex Theater returns to Fernwood, '70s with 'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman'
    Thirty-nine years ago this month, a woman named Mary Hartman first appeared on television, sporting bangs, pigtails and a gingham dress. She looked terribly dazed about the "waxy yellow buildup" on her kitchen floor — and, oh yeah, the mass murder...