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Charles Dickens

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  • BSO to premiere concert version of 'Christmas Carol'

    BSO to premiere concert version of 'Christmas Carol'
    Composer Bob Christianson is nothing if not versatile. He wrote a lot of pulsating music that accompanied episodes about several, um, energetic women in New York on the HBO series "Sex and the City." He has provided themes for Travel Channel's "Mysteries...
  • West Friendship: WF Elementary decks the halls with sing-a-long Dec. 23

    Deck the halls with boughs of holly. That's the resounding chorus which will be heard throughout West Friendship when the students and staff of West Friendship Elementary top off the holiday season with an all school sing-a-long Friday, Dec. 23 at 2:45 p....
  • Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents

    Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents
    Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
  • Dickens featured on today's Google doodle

    Dickens featured on today's Google doodle
    Today's Google doodle honors Charles Dickens on his birthday. On the letters, you can see characters such as Tiny Tim of "A Christmas Carol" (one of my favorite works, in all forms, including the movie Scrooged and the Mr. Magoo cartoon). I always...
  • Why Google robots r dum

    Why Google robots r dum
    I generally like Google's search engine. Its doodles, including yesterday's noting Charles Dickens' birthday, are clever. And it corrects my sometimes aberrant spelling, in the most polite way. But Google sure can be frustrating sometimes. Like ysterday,...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Episode 3, Gaithersburg's Erin Willet joins Team Blake

    'The Voice' recap: Episode 3, Gaithersburg's Erin Willet joins Team Blake
    Another week of blind auditions on NBC’s “The Voice,” and another two hours to boil down into a single blog post. A nice change of pace this week for the audience: Instead of clipped montages of contestants who didn’t make the...
  • Living large, in a studio apartment

    Living large, in a studio apartment
    "You must be rich." A grandfather who asked where I lived told me this, straight out. We were at the B&O Railroad Museum playground in Baltimore with our preschoolers, mine a grandnephew. I had unwisely confessed to living in Manhattan. After leaving...
  • After summer of flops, a season of quality?

    Hail, hail, the "Gang"'s finally here. That would be "Gangs of New York", Martin Scorsese's long-awaited latest, an epic tale of love and loyalties, played out among the rival immigrant groups of 19th-century New York City. Not since "Titanic" has a film...
  • An eerie prison unlocks its famous history

    It was once the most famous prison in the world. Alexis de Tocqueville praised it; Charles Dickens hated it. Al Capone sat out a gang war there, partying with prison guards in a cell decorated with oil paintings and oriental rugs. Brad Pitt even went...
  • Review: Ruth Rendell's thought-provoking 'The St. Zita Society'

    Review: Ruth Rendell's thought-provoking 'The St. Zita Society'
    -------------------- The St. Zita Society A Novel Ruth Rendell Scribner: 272 pp., $26 -------------------- If you're unfamiliar with Ruth Rendell, if you've somehow managed to miss her 60 or so books, if you've never experienced the frisson...
  • Not Just For Kids: 'The Peculiar' by Stefan Bachmann is a fantastical tale

    Not Just For Kids: 'The Peculiar' by Stefan Bachmann is a fantastical tale
    -------------------- The Peculiar A Novel Stefan Bachmann Greenwillow Books: 384 pp., $16.99, ages 9 and up -------------------- The average 16-year-old who writes usually does so for school, bringing the same level of rigor and enthusiasm to the...
  • Stuart Freeborn dies at 98; 'Star Wars' makeup artist

    Stuart Freeborn dies at 98; 'Star Wars' makeup artist
    It was no accident that British makeup artist Stuart Freeborn resembled his most famous movie creation — Yoda, the wrinkled, ancient sage from the "Star Wars" films. "I looked at myself in the mirror and decided that I was comic, with all these...