| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:54 PM
As Lucy Kobbs turned the final page of the seventh and last book in the "Harry Potter" series, she took a pencil to the wall beside her bed and memorialized the end of an era: 7/22/07, 3:20 a.m.
"It's one of those books that will stick with me for life,"...
| Aug 29, 2012
The notion that one of Lake County's displays of splendor was going to ruin needled those who have sampled its delights.
And no wonder. The mansion built by citrus grower and developer William J. Howey is a gem like no other in these parts. Designed by a...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:25 PM
Pantochino Productions' holiday show is described as a mash-up of TLC's "Toddlers and Tiaras" show and Charles Dickens' holiday classic A Christmas Carol.
GLITZ! The Little Miss Christmas Pageant Musical
through Dec. 22, $16, Milford's Center...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 1:01 PM
A new edition of Michael Harrington's "The Other America: Poverty in the United States," an eloquent appeal to the American conscience, has been published on the occasion of the book's 50th anniversary.
"The Other America" is a masterpiece, a powerful...
| Sep 23, 2012
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...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Charles Dickens once said, "What greater gift than the love of a cat."
Barbara Oliphant would agree. Her cat Wollie just walked for three days to get home to her. Barbara and Wallie met last summer. She felt sorry for it because it was thin and not...
| Sep 6, 2012
Several writers have told their story by the use of contrast in two cities to get their message across. St. Augustine set the City of God against the City of Satan to illustrate the eternal conflict between good and evil. Charles Dickens compared London...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:16 PM
And so the Christopher Nolan rendition of Batman — started in “Batman Begins” (2005) and continued in “The Dark Knight” (2008) — comes to an end, in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
It stands proudly alongside...
| Dec 19, 2012
Friends (we're all friends this time of year, yes?), I ask: What type of one-man Charles Dickens show might you be in the mood for this weekend before Christmas? A traditional Dickens (albeit one delivering one of his lesser-known stories)? Or perhaps a...
| Sep 6, 2012
Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai
Los estrictos códigos de honor que sustentaron la cultura japonesa durante varios siglos, pueden verse reflejados en Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, película que recrea la valentía de los guerreros nipones para vencer a...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Step back, Scrooge. There's another Dickens hit in town — but only for a few days. Step lively if you want to snag a ducat before it departs.
"Dickens' Women," first performed by star and co-creator Miriam Margolyes in 1989, closes out a...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 1:11 PM
1. Hagerstown holiday
Hagerstown Municipal Band and the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Wind Band will present a concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Free admission; donations accepted....