| Jun 12, 2012
| 1:51 PM
The question as to whether the leadership of the Harford County Public Library was justified in its decision not to stock the popular "Fifty Shades of Grey" remains an open one.
From one perspective, it's worth noting that even the Library of Congress,...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 9:11 AM
It's the most frightening time of the year: Halloween is upon us again. Whether you dress up for a night on the town or turn out the lights to avoid trick-or-treaters, the Book Bag has you covered. Scaring up a good read will be the least of your worries....
| Nov 21, 2008
You want your first crush to last" could have been the theme song for Twilight, the movie version of Stephenie Meyer's mammoth best-seller about a high school junior, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who moves from her mother's place in arid Phoenix to her...
| Nov 28, 2010
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Christian Lander: The author of "Whiter Shades of Pale: The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast, From Seattle's Sweaters to Maine's Microbrews" will present and sign his new book. Book Soup,...
| Sep 21, 2010
| 4:34 PM
When I saw “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole” some while back, a cartoon was attached to it. It was a new 3D Roadrunner/Wile E. Coyote ‘toon' titled “Fur of Flying.” Here's a clip of it. But it won't be showing...
| May 31, 2011
| 9:35 PM
A preview of some interesting books that just arrived at the LA Times....
| Feb 18, 2011
"Solitude," declared author Erica Jong, is "un-American." We seek the company of others.
That's easy in suburbia, where you see your neighbors while fetching the mail or mowing the lawn. But vertical living in the city can be another story.
| Feb 18, 2011
| 7:34 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: After its location in the southwestern corner of Fairfield, one of three towns, along with Weston and Norwalk, from which it was incorporated.
HISTORY: Settled in the mid-1600s when three farmers were given permission to settle the...
| Apr 13, 2012
In reaction to comments made by Ann Romney about being a stay-at-home mom and the comments sparked from it.
Mommies are commenting and tweeting about it. We had a mother and daughter Erica Jong and Molly Jong-Fast to weign in. The mother was a single...
| Jul 1, 2008
Sisterhood—in the family and body politic—can be a beautiful abstraction and a real pain in the neck. It's an evanescent ideal that sometimes takes shape in historic movements. And it's the cosmic force behind Sheila Weller as she tries to...
| Feb 15, 2009
A Jury of Her Peers
American Women Writers
From Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx
Alfred A. Knopf: 608 pp., $30
The title of this, the "first literary history of American women writers ever written," explains Elaine Showalter, comes...