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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...
September's a big month for bibliophiles, as Baltimore and Washington stage their book festivals. And this year, for the first time in recent years, the festivals don't fall on the same weekend, allowing readers to catch both packed slates of authors...
The news that Borders, the nation's second-largest book chain, is giving up the ghost and closing its doors after 40 years came as no real surprise to anyone. The Wall Street Journal observed last week that Borders' exit was the "'first major casualty of...
Special to The SunFor Karen Blue, moving to the Village of Oakland Mills in Columbia was a homecoming. After growing up in the community, she left at age 20 and lived in a variety of neighborhoods in the Baltimore area. There were Woodbine, Baltimore City, New...
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Hemingway & Gellhorn HBO, $19.97; Blu-ray, $24.99 The cartoonish excesses of writer Ernest Hemingway get blown up to the size of a Roy Lichtenstein painting in this very strange HBO movie. Nicole Kidman plays war correspondent Martha Gellhorn, who...
Hi, my name is Alan, and I'm drunk with landscape. I've just finished teaching a writing workshop in how to deploy setting in modern fiction, mainly, the modern novel, so I couldn't easily get the subject off my mind in any case. And now, just as the...
Los Angeles TimesLOS ANGELES -- Stop us if you've heard this one before: HBO dominated the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, picking up 81 nods for viewer favorites such as "Boardwalk Empire" and "Game of Thrones" as well as comedy newcomers "Girls" and "Veep."...
Channel Guide MagazineAMC's Mad Men (pictured) and FX's American Horror Story both earned 17 nods apiece as the nominations for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced today. Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum presided over the nominations, along with...
Martin Amis, once dubbed "fiction's angriest writer," continues dissecting the absurdity and excesses of postmodern society in his latest novel, "Lionel Asbo: State of England," which reaches bookstores Aug. 21. The British novelist, 62, recently moved...
Jacket CopyEsquire returns to its roots with a new short fiction series while making it new, e-book style....
Los Angeles Times Book CriticFor much of the 1980s, beginning when I was in college, I used to read a Hemingway book a year. The point was not self-improvement but rather a kind of exploration: What was it, exactly, about his writing that I'd missed? I had read "The Sun Also Rises"...
Jacket CopyNovelist Helen DeWitt takes issue with the romantic idea that a writer is a person who has to write....
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