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  • Best Literary Detectives

     
    Jack Reacher, fictional creation of author Lee Child, doesn’t exactly qualify as a detective. He’s an ex-Army drifter who always seems to find himself in the middle of trouble. But he is a former Military Police major who solves mysteries........
  • Carmageddon reading list: 19 books about the joys and terrors of transportation

     
    Carmaggedon: your 19-book reading list. Hope it's enough to keep you busy while stuck in traffic....
  • Auditions: ‘A Murder Is Announced’ from Shoestring Theatre

     
    Here's an announcement for auditions for Agatha Christie's “A Murder Is Announced,” at Shoestring Theatre in Lake Helen. An announcement in the local paper states the time and place of a murder to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian...
  • On Theater: 50th anniversary brings past shows back

    The Huntington Beach Playhouse may be formulating plans to celebrate its 50th season three years hence, but next door in Westminster, there's already a golden anniversary event underway. The Westminster Community Theatre, born in 1961, is in the midst of...
  • 'Tiny Fascists' has its merits; 'In Pursuit' wanders

    'Tiny Fascists' has its merits; 'In Pursuit' wanders
    "Tiny Fascists: A Boy Scout Musical" **1/2 Nostalgists of the Scouting persuasion will find plenty to like in this deranged ode to idealized manliness, awkward preteen camaraderie and an obsession with mastering knots. The show was created by an...
  • 10 things you might not know about the unhinged

    10 things you might not know about the unhinged
    As actor Charlie Sheen brings his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" show to Chicago on Sunday, we won't perform any diagnosis but simply state that many people wonder whether his recent hijinks suggest he has become unhinged. In his honor, let's take 10 looks at...
  • Award-winning director Sidney Lumet dies

    Award-winning director Sidney Lumet dies
    Sidney Lumet, the award-winning director of such acclaimed films as "Network," "Serpico," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "12 Angry Men," has died. He was 86. Lumet's death was confirmed Saturday by Marc Kusnetz, who is the husband of Lumet's stepdaughter,...
  • Mystery Writers announce nominees for 2011 Edgar Awards

    Mystery Writers announce nominees for 2011 Edgar Awards
    The Mystery Writers of America announced the 2011 nominees for the Edgar Allan Poe Awards on Wednesday, which also marked the 202nd birthday of the award's literary namesake. While Chicago-based nominees were absent from most categories, both Sara...
  • On Theater: Westminster prepares for 51st season

    Having reached the milestone of its 50th season, the Westminster Community Theater is making plans for its 51st, which will get underway next month. Things will get started on a prestigious note with a play that won the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony...
  • Murder mystery close to perfection

    Murder mystery close to perfection
    I've been to many local theatrical productions. I usually take my seat at a performance with an air of hopefulness about me, wondering at each show if I might be pleasantly surprised. Thus, I was completely unprepared for the high level of quality...
  • On Theater: Production captures playgoers

    Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" gave a new meaning to the term "staying power." The mystery play opened in London in 1952 and is still running after more than 25,000 performances. It's been long absent from local stages, but currently the Westminster...
  • National Arts Club President Suspected Of Dumping Dead Birds

    National Arts Club President Suspected Of Dumping Dead Birds
    Dozens of dead and disoriented Zebra finches were found dumped in Gramercy Park Sunday.  Some residents of the neighborhood are blaming the deaths on the President of the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park, Aldon James.  "James was often in over his...