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  • Many books challenged, banned for sexual content

    While the "50 Shades" trilogy is the most recent bestseller to be challenged or denied by institutions like the Harford County Public Library for being "pornography," it is far from the only one. Many top-selling books have been censored or challenged...
  • Friends School of Baltimore

    Friends School of Baltimore
    Alicia Allen, Anna Austin; Elizabeth Banta, Caroline Bogrov, Rachel Bolan, Chandler Bordick, Eric Brooks; Walker Cammack, Emily Canner, Arlen Caplan, Arnold Capute, Benjamin Chew, Paul Clark, Aislinn Cook, Ella Cooper; Julia Dagnello, George Dendrinos,...
  • Lewis Museum marks sixth year with free events

    Lewis Museum marks sixth year with free events
    The story goes that Reginald F. Lewis, the remarkably successful Baltimore-born lawyer, businessman and philanthropist, learned the value of saving money from his grandmother. She gave him a tin cup to hold his earnings from delivering papers when he...
  • Hey Ravens fans! Readings for Purple Friday

    Hey Ravens fans! Readings for Purple Friday
    As the Baltimore Ravens get ready for this weekend's game, folks are geared up for a special playoff edition of Purple Friday, with colorful sweatshirts, caps, shirts, sweaters, etc. For the bookish, here are some favorite purple titles, to get in the...
  • Reggie Watts brings wooly show to the Mammoth

    Reggie Watts brings wooly show to the Mammoth
    Reggie Watts' story is much like that of any other comic: He was a class clown, always goofing off and playing jokes on everybody, much to the consternation of his teachers. But during his youth in Great Falls, Mont., he also was in the school...
  • Alice Walker says no to Israeli edition of 'The Color Purple'

     
    In a protest of Israeli policies, Alice Walker has declined to publish an edition of her prizewinning novel "The Color Purple" in that country....
  • Alice Walker scuttles new Israeli edition of 'The Color Purple'

     
    Author Alice Walker has refused to allow an Israeli company to publish a new Hebrew edition of her classic novel The Color Purple, arguing that “Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people.”...
  • Adrienne Rich dies at 82; feminist poet and essayist

    Adrienne Rich, a pioneering feminist poet and essayist who challenged what she considered to be the myths of the American dream and subsequently received high literary honors, died Tuesday at her home in Santa Cruz. She was 82. The cause was...
  • Theater review: 'The Color Purple' at Celebration Theatre

     
    Charlotte Stoudt reviews Celebration Theatre's revival of the musical adaptation of "The Color Purple"...
  • Michael Chabon, royalty rates and an e-book backlist

     
    Michael Chabon's choice of the independent Open Road Media for e-book editions of Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys includes a frank -- if not comprehensive -- discussion of royalty rates for authors....
  • ‘Pariah’ director Dee Rees' odd path: bunion pads to Spike Lee

     
    Dee Rees, the writer and director behind the new lesbian coming-of-age film “Pariah,” spent her formative career years marketing panty liners and bunion pads for Procter & Gamble and Dr. Scholl’s before a chance encounter prompted a...
  • Allee Willis goes 'Soup to Nuts'

     
    Willis’ entire career is a testament to the joy of idiosyncrasy, leavened with a serious devotion to artistic craft....