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Imagine standing in front of a panel of experts, trying your best to impress them – in 60 seconds. It may sound like American Idol, but it will play out Saturday in a Naperville book store, where some would-be authors will have one minute to pitch...
Tags: Book, Satchel Paige, Authors
A friend’s mom left her senior living facility and moved into an apartment because of “too much information.” She said residents conversed only on two topics: health problems and neglectful children. After the third colonoscopy...
Where is a dead Turkish diplomat when you need one? As we approach the midpoint of “Downton Abbey’s” third season, I am increasingly concerned the show has lost its ability to surprise. I find myself nostalgic for the long-ago days...
Dear Amy: I'm 27 and have been with my boyfriend "Mike" for three years. We intend to get married down the line. However, I'm discovering that Mike has a string of female admirers in all of his friend groups — women from college, clubs, interest...
Tags: Willa Cather, Book, Truman Capote, Authors
PARK CITY, Utah -- Now that the "Twilight" franchise is behind her, Stephenie Meyer, the woman who created the vampire world of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, is upping her efforts in a different department: movie producing. And Meyer has a juicy new...
The Baltimore SunThe Atlantic permits someone named Jen Doll to write on language and usage, and Ms. Doll has Views on singular they. Those views are not favorable. Examples of singular they "make me cringe." Further, "The singular they is ear-hurting, eye-burning,...
Tags: Toy Industry
Six years ago Keri Russell came to Sundance with a small undistributed movie about a pie-baking hobbyist working in a small-town diner. The dramedy, “Waitress,” went on to become one of the crowd-pleasers of the festival and garnered more than...
In this new year, we're enjoying memories from last year's highlights on Anne Arundel's theater scene — and looking forward to encore performances in 2013. In 2012, residents were treated to stellar performances in drama, comedy and dance, along...
The Baltimore SunWhen, a couple of days ago, I suggested accepting they as a singular to provide the epicene pronoun English otherwise lacks, there was the sort of brouhaha that one encounters whenever some minor idol is toppled from its plinth. It occurs to me that...
This article has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details. Nora Ephron, who cast an acerbic eye on relationships, metropolitan living and aging in essays, books, plays and hit movies including "Sleepless in Seattle," "When Harry Met Sally..."...
Scientists have yet to prove that there is a genetic predisposition to good writing, but as they continue the search they would do well to read "The Chocolate Money," the first novel by a former Chicagoan named Ashley Prentice Norton. This novel,...
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