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A mother and daughter anxiously scan the aisles of an Israeli supermarket. They're not looking for fresh produce but rather a clandestine glimpse of a young man a matchmaker has proposed as a potential husband for the daughter. The mother's eye is...
ReutersMay 17 (TheWrap.com) - "Pleasant" is one of those words that English teachers and editors always put on their verboten lists for aspiring writers as being too vague and namby-pamby. But pleasant is the perfect word with which to describe "The English...
"A library should be the heart of a city." Steven S. Choi, mayor of Irvine, said this in his Jan. 29 article in the Orange County Register. This is a theme that has been repeated many times by those who know the benefits of libraries, who know that even...
Vincent Kartheiser will swap his sharp suits for ruffles and coattails. The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis announced that the “Mad Men” star will play Mr. Darcy in its summer production of “Pride and Prejudice.” The adaptation by...
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Less than a year after “The Great Gatsby” was published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald was paid $16,666 for the film rights. “Come and see it all!” beckons the trailer for the silent film. “And enjoy the entertainment thrill of...
ReutersMay 05 (TheWrap.com) - Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley has tied the knot with rocker James Righton in a small wedding ceremony in southern France, the town's mayor said. Associated Press. Navello read the service in French and the couple...
(This selection is edited for clarity and length.) Tom Acitelli What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Oddly enough, the 1860 Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?...
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ReutersMay 13 (TheWrap.com) - Viewers of "Welcome to Sanditon," an upcoming web series based on an unfinished Jane Austen manuscript, will be able to create their own characters and finish the work of the famed British writer, the producers told TheWrap on...
Should we condemn Mrs. Bennet, the hilariously inept matchmaker in Jane Austen's “Pride and Prejudice,” for repeatedly sabotaging her daughters' prospects with her own uncouth behavior and transparent gold-digging? Or should we commend her...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesLily Collins is about to add a new leading role to her résumé: The “Mirror Mirror” actress is in negotiations ......
826CHI 826CHI is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students. 826chi.org Tom Acitelli Tom Acitelli is author...
Rarely does a literary classic transfer from page to stage as eloquently as Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" does in the current production by the Annapolis Shakespeare Company at Bowie Playhouse. Everything works beautifully, beginning with Jon...
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