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Mary Pickford bobbed her hair on June 21, 1928. It made news worldwide. For she was "America's Sweetheart," and those signature golden curls symbolized an earlier, more innocent age when Pickford reigned as the most famous movie star in the world....
Stephen Wade's affection for the Chicago in which he grew up and that he left long ago is passionate and palpable in the introduction to his astonishing book, “The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience.”...
If there is a single work that captures the essence of America in sound and movement, it's "Appalachian Spring," the ballet with music by Aaron Copland and choreography by Martha Graham that premiered in 1944 at the Library of Congress. Although the...
A Washington County student will be honored as a Maryland finalist April 13 at the CityLit Festival at the Enoch Pratt Free Library for her entry into the Letters About Literature contest. Boonsboro High School student Elizabeth Longerbeam will be...
Fay Kanin, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the 1958 Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy "Teacher's Pet" and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Wednesday. She was 95. In a writing career that spanned more than four...
Here is something new for Geek To Me readers! Courtesy of Wunderkind PR comes this excerpt from The Mongoliad Book Three by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, Nicole Galland, Erik Bear, Joseph Brassey and Cooper Moo. Here is how the book is described...
ReporterThe Library of Congress has added two dozen important recordings to its national registry. Most are musical selections, including songs by Chubby Checker, the Bee Gees and Simon and Garfunkel, but one is a news broadcast with a tie to western Virginia,...
Our Town CorrespondentThe 10th annual Esther Goldhaber Jacovitz Poetry Reading is scheduled to take place March 20 at the Whalley Memorial Chapel on the Pitt-Johnstown campus. This year’s featured speaker is George Bilgere, an award-winning poet whose work is...
Tags: NPR, University of Akron, Poetry, Authors, Billy Collins
It's a busy time in the nation's capital, where the National Cherry Blossom Festival continues through April 14. If you venture to Washington this spring or any time, consider paying a visit to Florida House, now celebrating 40 years as our home away from...
Tags: Elections, Libraries, Orlando, Seminole County, Bill Nelson
email@example.comJosef “Chris” Bikle was just waiting for a nice spring day so he could sit on the porch of his Boonsboro home with his daughter-in-law, Lisha Bikle. Even though he had been living at the Village at Robinwood for about three years, his family...
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” is no longer just the rock album that has logged more weeks than any other on Billboard’s national album chart nor merely the one acid...
The inspiration for this column came from a local newspaper article I read about a "girl" with whom I went to high school for two years at St. Cecilia's Academy in Washington, D.C. This woman, whom I haven't seen since then, has always kept a low...
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