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  • Award-winning Baltimore crime novelist Sujata Massey turns to historical fiction

    Award-winning Baltimore crime novelist Sujata Massey turns to historical fiction
    Sujata Massey opened the door of her refrigerator and pulled out a curry made from pink potatoes and zucchini. It was the best way she could think of to demonstrate what's going on inside her head when she sits down to write a novel. "I'm an odd person,...
  • Alice McDermott publishes first novel in seven years

    Alice McDermott publishes first novel in seven years
    Because the Baltimore-area novelist Alice McDermott possesses a painterly eye that delights in the way things look and sound and smell and taste, it can be easy to miss her underlying focus. For the National Book Award-winning author, each small sensory...
  • Found: Likable food at Lost City Diner

    Found: Likable food at Lost City Diner
    The 1700 block of North Charles Street, home to such institutions as the Club Charles and Charles Theater, is a logical home for a place like Lost City Diner. Its quirky atmosphere, friendly service and likable (if sometimes average) food are likely to...
  • Short-story collection chronicles the teen years of tyrants

    Short-story collection chronicles the teen years of tyrants
    Rafael Trujillo collected bottle caps. Mao Zedong was wed to an older woman at age 14 but refused to consummate the marriage. Joseph Stalin was a choirboy who studied to be a Russian Orthodox priest. In "The Iron Bridge," Anton Piatigorsky used these...
  • LGBT group calls for 'Ender's Game' boycott due to author's anti-gay views

    LGBT group calls for 'Ender's Game' boycott due to author's anti-gay views
    Orson Scott Card must have a bad case of deja vu. Earlier this year, the science fiction author found himself at the center of controversy when his views on same-sex marriage led to a boycott and eventual delay of a Superman comic he penned. Now, four...
  • For Jen Michalski, a prolific year

    For Jen Michalski, a prolific year
    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...
  • Puppet cinema troupe brings 'Planet Egg' to Baltimore

    Puppet cinema troupe brings 'Planet Egg' to Baltimore
    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...
  • Capt. Kirk beams into Baltimore

    Capt. Kirk beams into Baltimore
    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...
  • Comic book about Andre the Giant coming soon

    Comic book about Andre the Giant coming soon
    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,...
  • Demand for dog blood increases during summer

    Demand for dog blood increases during summer
    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...
  • Mystery novelist Martha Grimes co-writes alcoholism memoir

    Mystery novelist Martha Grimes co-writes alcoholism memoir
    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....
  • Jonathon Scott Fuqua perseveres as prolific (dyslexic) author, gifted (colorblind) illustrator

    Jonathon Scott Fuqua perseveres as prolific (dyslexic) author, gifted (colorblind) illustrator
    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...