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As the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos get ready for their big playoff game Saturday, there are plenty of opinions about how the teams and cities compare. But in one competition -- based on books -- Baltimore wins hands down. The East Coast city had...
Watching "Gleam" at Center Stage is like visiting a distant era that actually wasn't all that long ago. This play takes place between 1903 and 1928 in a rural Florida town. Its residents' customs and speech patterns seem closer to 19th-century...
Sun StaffYesterday morning, 17-year-old Jay Sacci slept late, visited Dunkin Donuts for a chocolate frosted and a vanilla cream, did a load of wash for his mom and voted for the future of Baltimore. At 11:15 a.m., he took the five-minute stroll from his house...
Sun StaffAuthor Walter Mosley's room is dark and mysterious with midnight-blue walls, black velvet drapes and lamps that shine interrogationlike spotlights across the walls. It's a room befitting the popular creator of a series of detective novels. Toni Morrison'...
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One thing to know about our book club We are the Jay Stream Middle School Book Club. We started in 2003, and we all are, or have been, staff members at Jay Stream Middle School in Carol Stream. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers...
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Anthropology has been in the news quite a bit lately. The New York Times recently profiled Napoleon Chagnon on the eve of the publication of his memoir, "Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes — The Yanomamo and the Anthropologists."...
Eatonville's annual Zora! festival is on track toward financial stability after a few rough years, organizers told the Orange County Commission on Tuesday. The festival, which celebrates the legacy of the historically black town's most famous resident,...
Tags: Ceremonies, Eatonville, Finance, Culture, Festive Events
Ventura County StarStudents from kindergarten through high school will soon be reading more nonfiction -- biographies, speeches, even a government publication on insulation -- under new national standards that are changing what and how children learn. That doesn't...
The Florida Times-UnionAll of the literary world loved her, but we thought of her as our own. E.L. Konigsburg was a special treasure who left gems in the form of literature and art. She died Friday in a hospital near Washington, D.C., where she had lived since suffering a...
Tags: Arts, Ernest Hemingway, Washington, DC, Authors, Literature
What do college football's Tim Tebow and Bobby Bowden have in common with businessman Wayne Huizenga and Everglades demolisher Hamilton Disston? They've all recently been named "Great Floridians," what is supposed to be a high honor, bestowed upon...
Orlando Opinionators - Orlando SentinelA debate exists on whether Black History Month is still necessary on the premise that Black history is American history. People against a recognized month for the study of Black history argue that it only furthers segregation and we should study Black...
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