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  • Harry Potter brings magic to theater

    Harry Potter brings magic to theater
    After 400 million books sold and $2 billion at the box office, the final film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II," opened at midnight July 15 at the Hollywood Theatre. Not since "Spider-Man 2" premiered in 2004 had the theater on Oregon...
  • 'Game of Thrones' returns on Entertainment Weekly's cover

    'Game of Thrones' returns on Entertainment Weekly's cover
    The nerd-epic (and I use that term with the deepest feeling of endearment) "Game of Thrones" is returning next month, and no one is more excited than our friends at Entertainment Weekly (and me!). The magazine has dedicated not one, but four covers to the...
  • Maryland's appetite for 'Hunger Games' is huge

    Maryland's appetite for 'Hunger Games' is huge
    When the lights dim for "Hunger Games" at midnight Thursday, Fatimah Nelson, who bought tickets weeks ago, will be there, a bit breathless, at the edge of a plush seat at Arundel Mills. "I've been waiting months and months and months," says the Baltimore...
  • March 21: The Cult of Katniss

    Jennifer Lawrence is relishing her last few weeks of anonymity. The 21-year-old actress understands that her starring turn in"The Hunger Games" is about to change her life. Opening Friday, the highly anticipated film, faithfully adapted from Suzanne...
  • From clear to uncertainty

    I keep recommending Stan Carey's Sentence First blog to you. He's a lovely man, curious, even-tempered, and fair-minded, with an enviably clear prose as he writes about language. He makes sensible judgments. He's also generous with other writers, recently...
  • Harry Potter ebooks finally available -- on Pottermore

    Harry Potter ebooks finally available -- on Pottermore
    Harry Potter fans, who have waited years for a wizard to transform his tales into digital form, can finally buy ebooks. J.K. Rowling's new website, Pottermore, began selling the ebooks this morning, with prices ranging from $7.99 for the first three in...
  • Baltimore novelist Anne Tyler grants rare interview to NPR

    Baltimore novelist Anne Tyler grants rare interview to NPR
    With her 20th novel, "The Beginner's Goodbye," about to be released, Baltimore novelist Anne Tyler is already hard at work on her 21st — a "sprawling family saga that goes on and on and on" that she'll be writing backward, beginning with the ending....
  • Dumbarton students make strong showing in county middle school writing contest

    Next week, Baltimore County Public Schools will honor the winners of its Middle School Writing Contest at an awards ceremony at the county library in Towson. For the sake of convenience, they might want to just have the ceremony at Dumbarton Middle...
  • Middle school students have a way with words

    Two area middle school students will be among the 11 students honored April 17 in the 15th Annual Baltimore County Middle School Writing Contest. The contest, sponsored and judged by the senior literary arts students at George Washington Carver Center...
  • Total Recall remake: why bother?

    Total Recall remake: why bother?
    I have a bad feeling about the remake of "Total Recall," the sci-fi thriller that was adapted from Philip K. Dick's 1966 short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale." The1990 movie, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone, was a...
  • Key School celebrates writing at Annapolis Book Festival

    Key School celebrates writing at Annapolis Book Festival
    The 10th annual Annapolis Book Festival at the Key School promises volumes. Faculty and parent volunteers are expecting more than 2,000 visitors on the 15-acre campus Saturday, April 21, for a free, family-friendly celebration of the written word. The...
  • Laura Lippman's darker side of Dickeyville

    Laura Lippman's darker side of Dickeyville
    The pungent, haunting narrative of Laura Lippman's new novel, "The Most Dangerous Thing," kicks in with a group of kids arguing for dibs on a grassy kickball field near a cotton mill on "Wetheredsville Road." The whole scene sounds like a cozy...