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  • Lively performances carry 'Pride and Prejudice' at Patapsco Female Institute

    Lively performances carry 'Pride and Prejudice' at Patapsco Female Institute
    Although Jane Austen lived nearly 200 years after William Shakespeare, they shared a literary sensitivity to the social rituals that make courtship such a trying experience. That's why it isn't much of a stretch for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company to...
  • The walking dead are ready to pick up the pace

    The walking dead are ready to pick up the pace
    Picturesque little Darlington is a national historic district, home to an annual Apple Festival that attracts thousands and, come Saturday, a feasting ground for the undead. "Run for Your Lives," a 5K run, with zombies, is coming to this tiny Harford...
  • 'Work of Art': The naked truth

     
    I never had a chance to recap last week's Work of Art, but I'm still surprised Trong is gone. I mean, really, did you see Jaime Lynn's set dressing? Oh well. What's done is done.Before the first challenge, the contestants......
  • Boonsboro, Maryland

    Boonsboro, Maryland
    Go here: Cousins of Daniel Boone, George and William Boone established a rural town at the foot of South Mountain in 1792. The town was originally named after William's wife, Margaret, but eventually evolved into Boonsboro. Boonsboro was active in the...
  • Weekend Escape: In Utah's Cedar City, canyons and Shakespeare a dramatic force

    Weekend Escape: In Utah's Cedar City, canyons and Shakespeare a dramatic force
    Cedar City, Utah, is a midsummer's dream of a spot, where top-caliber theater rubs shoulders with high-desert canyons from warm late June through chilly mid-October. My husband, mother and I recently visited the early Mormon settlement, a 6 1/2 -hour...
  • 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' adaptation rises from the dead

    'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' adaptation rises from the dead
    "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," the long-in-development movie based on Seth Grahame-Smith's hit mash-up novel, has found new life. After weathering a series of stops and starts, the film is finally set to begin shooting in September, with Burr Steers...
  • 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' Casts Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote

    "Downton Abbey" actress Lily James, Sam Riley ("Maleficent") and Bella Heathcote will star in the long-stalled movie version of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." Filming will start in September. Cross Creek Pictures, which has a distribution deal with...
  • How guys tried to pick up women in the 18th century

    How guys tried to pick up women in the 18th century
    It's a truth universally acknowledged that a gaggle of girls on a night out will face an onslaught of pickup lines — some charming, many (many) more dumb, cheesy or downright creepy. What happened, you may wonder, to romance, word play and...
  • Books Inspiring Global Tours, Journeys

    Books Inspiring Global Tours, Journeys
    Book lovers who head out to visit authors' homes, museums and gravesites are part of a new chapter in travel called "literary tourism." Some focus their storied journeys on places and events featured in works of fiction, (think "Da Vinci Code" tours...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AND SO IT GOES 1 1/2 stars. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton team for the first time in a wincingly sappy three-quarter-life rom-com about a Scrooge-like widower and a wifty lounge-singing widow and the unexpected appearance of a cute-as-a-button...
  • Writing dispute for film 'Belle' bubbles up again

    Writing dispute for film 'Belle' bubbles up again
    It should be one of the unqualified successes of the year — a period drama directed by, written by and starring women of color that found a large audience for a fact-based tale drawn from obscure history that shed light on the beginning of the end...
  • Parkland Community Library to offer book clubs, writing groups, movie nights and more in August

    Reading clubs, movie nights and different events for all ages will be hosted at the Parkland Community Library throughout the month of August. The following is a list of events, according to a press release from the library: Daytime Book Group – 2...