| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:12 PM
They were novels discussed in whispers during class, passed around among groups of friends and read by flashlight late into the night.
They explored serious topics — race and class, body image, sex, addiction, divorce. And, says author and...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:56 PM
The author Madison Smartt Bell's 16th work of fiction, a book of short stories called "Zig Zag Wanderer" is guaranteed to make the author absolutely no money whatsoever. Nada. Zilch. Zip. Not one blessed penny.
And he wouldn't have it any other way....
| Dec 27, 2013
Happy new year dear readers!
Good luck in 2014. May you accomplish all your new year's resolutions.
On Dec. 29, the Susquehanna Ministerium hosts an open house of Havre de Grace churches, 2 to 4 p.m., 410 939-2464. This is a self-guided tour of HdG's...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:41 AM
For Baltimore author Jen Michalski, 2013 is shaping up to be the Year of the Book Party.
In a nine-month period, the 41-year-old freelance medical copywriter is having three works of fiction in different genres come out with three small, independent...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Eggs, cabbage, celery, beets — not great ingredients for an omelet, perhaps, but ideal for a multimedia genre defined as "puppet cinema."
Welcome to "Planet Egg," a show taking over the Baltimore Theatre Project for the weekend with a mix of...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 5:14 AM
For years, William Shatner wanted no part of the convention scene, had no desire to appear in front of the Trekkies, fanboys and obsessive sci-fi geeks who all craved a piece of Capt. James Tiberius Kirk.
"That's very true," says Shatner, whose stance...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 1:41 PM
A new graphic novel on the life of Andre the Giant will be published by Lion Forge Comics, written by Brandon Easton.
Above is the cover that the company has released. There is no release date as of yet.
For pro wrestling graphic novel enthusiasts,...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 6:14 PM
As Fable, a 5-year-old Newfoundland, lies on a table at the Baltimore Humane Society in Reisterstown, she doesn't seem to notice the needle in her jugular vein.
Instead, the pooch blissfully licks peanut butter from the hand of her owner, Lauren...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 7:14 AM
Man! it's Halloween time again. I've had all year and I still can't come up with a costume. I think Halloween costumes should be scary, not tributes to your favorite movie, cartoon or TV characters (unless they're scary).
Admittedly, I have a hard...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:59 PM
The new year is bursting with intriguing theater productions spanning a wide range of genres. Five local shows are opening on the same date, Friday, Jan. 10, with another debuting on Jan. 17.
The crowded field will make for some tough choices, but it...
| Aug 17, 2013
For acclaimed mystery novelist Martha Grimes, the witches' caldron that nearly proved her undoing didn't contain the usual eye of newt and toe of frog.
Instead, it held 10 parts gin or sometimes vodka, a splash of vermouth, lemon peel, olive and onion....
| Aug 18, 2013
| 10:13 AM
When Jonathon Scott Fuqua was 13 years old, he and his older brother put on their swimming trunks and went surfing during a Florida hurricane.
The wind bent the palm trees rimming the Gulf of Mexico nearly double, like boomerangs. The teens were...