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  • Tom Clancy dies at 66; insurance agent found his calling in spy thrillers

    Tom Clancy dies at 66; insurance agent found his calling in spy thrillers
    In 1980, Tom Clancy was making a decent living as an insurance agent. But underwriting fire, casualty and car policies wasn't the stuff of his dreams. In his spare time he began to plot a novel — about an ex-Marine who worked for the CIA and a...
  • Hunting for Civil War faces

     Hunting for Civil War faces
    When Tim Smith was growing up during the 1950s and '60s, many Civil War veterans from the Dare and Seaford sections of York County still lived on in the memories of relatives, friends and neighbors who had known them and heard their stories. Several...
  • Forward Prize for poetry goes to non-plagiarizing poet

    Forward Prize for poetry goes to non-plagiarizing poet
    The Forward Prize for poetry was thrust into the news last month when a poet withdrew from consideration after it was revealed he had plagiarized some earlier work. The British prize, worth more than $16,000, was presented Tuesday night to Michael...
  • Bay Psalm Book sells for record $14.2 million in New York auction

    Bay Psalm Book sells for record $14.2 million in New York auction
    Those people who argue that print is dead just don’t understand the business model. A tiny book of psalms, printed in Colonial America in 1640 -- when digital referred to nothing more than fingers and toes -- has been sold for about $14.2 million, a...
  • Library of Congress: 70% of Silent Films Lost

    A research study from the Library of Congress reveals for the first time how many feature films produced by U.S. studios during the silent film era still exist, what condition they're in and where they are located. To no one's surprise, the news is...
  • 'American Hustle' wows N.Y. critics; silent movies fade away

    'American Hustle' wows N.Y. critics; silent movies fade away
    After the coffee. Before digging out some sweaters. The Skinny: You know you are getting old when you don't have the energy for cocktail parties anymore. Of course, the whole getting up at 5:30 a.m to do this may have something to do with my lack of...
  • Library of Congress study sees troubling loss of silent feature films

    Library of Congress study sees troubling loss of silent feature films
    A new study by the Library of Congress reveals some disquieting facts about the country's early film heritage. Of the nearly 11,000 silent feature films that were produced and distributed in the United States from 1912 to 1929, the report says, only 3,...
  • Martin Scorsese Honors Scandinavian Cinema in Marrakech

    Nicolas Winding Refn ("Only God Forgives"), Mads Mikkelsen ("The Hunt"), Noomi Rapace ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"), Lisa Langseth ("Hotell"), Susanne Bier ("In A Better World"), Bille August ("Pelle the Conqueror"), Tobias Lindholm ("A Hijacking")...
  • Miley Cyrus 'Proud' to be influencing young girls

    "LORD, how did we get ourselves into this kind of rat race celebration. What would Jesus do? Certainly, not own a charge card. It has dawned on me that Christmas is coming and I cannot ignore it!" This was the late governor of Texas, Ann Richards,...
  • Martin Scorsese to Be Feted by Art Directors Guild

    Martin Scorsese will receive the Cinematic Imagery Award at the 18th annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards on Feb. 8, the org announced on Thursday. The kudofest, set to take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, will be hosted...
  • Hachette dominates audiobook Grammy nominations

    Hachette dominates audiobook Grammy nominations
    When the Grammy nominations by the likes of Taylor Swift and Daft Punk were celebrated, in the quiet Spoken Word category, one publisher dominated: Hachette. Hachette took three out of five nominations, with one each going to Simon & Schuster and...
  • Mobile carriers and FCC reach deal to allow smartphone unlocking

    Mobile carriers and FCC reach deal to allow smartphone unlocking
    The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said a deal has been reached between the agency and mobile carriers that will make smartphone unlocking legal. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the agreement will ensure customers are allowed to...