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  • A lifetime bond over books

    A lifetime bond over books
    Every Christmas when I was a child and even as a young adult, I knew which present I would open last. Deep under the tree, covered with fallen needles and those home-made paper ornaments you save for the lowest branches, lay a large box. Originally used...
  • Book review: 'The Reading Promise' by Alice Ozma

    Book review: 'The Reading Promise' by Alice Ozma
    Alice Ozma's father read to her every night before bed for 3,218 days straight. "The Streak," as Ozma and her father, Jim Brozina, called it, began when Ozma was in fourth grade and didn't stop until the day she moved into her college dormitory when she...
  • American firm takes control of Agatha Christie's literary estate

    American firm takes control of Agatha Christie's literary estate
    Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple – residents of Silver Spring, Md.? British novelist Agatha Christie’s classic mysteries, such as "Murder on the Orient Express," now belong to a U.S. company. Acorn Media Group snapped up 64% of Christie’s...
  • New mystery and thriller books set amid the world wars

    New mystery and thriller books set amid the world wars
    Mysteries and thrillers set in the years surrounding and during our two world wars have become a cottage industry. From Ken Follett's "Eye of the Needle" in the 1980s to recent novels by Charles Todd and Jacqueline Winspear, the standouts blend enough...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Congratulations, you’re part of mainstream media

     
    "Mainstream media" usually refers to some perceived liberal bias in the media. But newspapers, magazines and other organizations are busy these days trying to survive, like characters in a Christie thriller. We'll look to any outlet: Facebook, Twitter,...
  • 10/10/10: Ten cultural masterpieces for the decaphilic

     
    It's technically not a holiday, but Oct. 10, 2010 (10/10/10) is a day to remember for numerology enthusiasts and almanac buffs alike. In observance of this non-holiday, Culture Monster has put together a list of cultural masterpieces that somehow...
  • Halloween reads: Four spooky comic books for All Hallow's Eve

     
    HALLOWEEN 2010: As much as we love scary movies, sometimes we'd rather curl up with a good book when Halloween rolls around — a good comic book, that is. We trembled our way through underground legend Charles Burns' creeptastic new ‘X'ed Out' and...
  • Theater review: ‘Cold Lang Syne’ at the Complex

     
    What better way for four snowbound couples harboring dark secrets to celebrate a New Year’s Eve reunion than with a murder or two? Suffice it to say that comfort and joy are not among the yuletide festivities in “Cold Lang......
  • The Mystery Writers of America announce Edgar Awards nominees

     
    The Mystery Writers of America announces its 2011 Edgar Awards....
  • Recalling a Friend and a Great Librarian

     
    his is Elizabeth C. Franklin or Miss Franklin to those of us who worked for her. It wasn't until she loaned me her precious Film Index of 1941 with her name written inside that I learned she had once been......
  • Movie Review: Sanctum

     
    Beautifully back-lit bodies are suspended in water and suspended from the 3D screen in “Sanctum,” the new trapped-in-a-cave thriller that James Cameron produced as a way of showing off his love of all things underwater. It's a solid, old-...
  • '30 Rock' recap: A graceful transition into spinsterhood

     
    Dear readers, I'd like to begin this week's recap on a serious note. We all laugh at "30 Rock," but spinsterhood is no laughing matter. Should you or someone you love feel that you're sprialing downward into spinsterhood, there are......