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  • British TV cops are a tormented lot

    British TV cops are a tormented lot
    Channel-surf almost any night of the week in Britain and chances are you'll come across a gruesome crime drama featuring a dark and tortured soul whose brutal, morally repellent deeds make you recoil in horror. And that's just the detective. The...
  • 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...
  • Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79; legendary actress

    Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79; legendary actress
    Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79. Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Writing home: Brando Skyhorse

    Writing home: Brando Skyhorse
    Bookshelves real and virtual are stocked with volumes about Los Angeles and Southern California written by people who parachute into a Westside guest house for a few weeks, hit the hot spots and high spots, then write with voice-of-God authority for...
  • In this Sunday's Times: Getting to know Don DeLillo

     
    Unfamiliar with the works of Don DeLillo? For a primer of sorts, says David L. Ulin in a review featured in this Sunday's books coverage, you might turn to the collection "The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories." This short story collection,......
  • Vampire lesbians, Agatha Christie: A varied theater weekend in Central Florida

     
    I had a theater weekend of extremes: From the in-your-face campiness of Vampire Lesbians of Sodom at Theatre Downtown to the cozy Agatha Christie whodunnit The Unexpected Guest at Sands Theater Center's Athens Theater in DeLand. I guess you could say it...
  • 2-for-1 deal for Thursday’s ‘Unexpected Guest’ at Athens Theatre

     
    Looking for something to do Thursday? Here's a special last-minute deal from the Sands Theater Company in DeLand. The group's production of Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest is currently playing at the Athens Theatre there. For Thursday night's show,...
  • Monster Mash: Detroit Symphony braces for musicians' strike; Wikipedia criticized for revealing play's ending

     
    Labor standoff: Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have authorized its union leaders to call a strike after management's two final contract proposals were rejected. (Detroit Free Press) Spoiler alert: Wikipedia is under criticism for revealing...
  • 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...