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  • 'Hypothermia' and other chillers for your Halloween bag

    'Hypothermia' and other chillers for your Halloween bag
    It's the most frightening time of the year: Halloween is upon us again. Whether you dress up for a night on the town or turn out the lights to avoid trick-or-treaters, the Book Bag has you covered. Scaring up a good read will be the least of your worries.
  • College student's philosophy program brings Plato and Buddha to Jessup prison

    Donald McColl was ready to start his PowerPoint presentation on the questionable origin of some early Christian artworks, but the equipment was acting up. A student asked, "Does anyone have a paper clip?" It was a joke. No one has a paper clip in prison....

    'Object Lessons' edited by Lorin Stein and Sadie Stein

    'Object Lessons' edited by Lorin Stein and Sadie Stein
    "A short story must be, by definition, short. That's the trouble with short stories. That's why they're so difficult to write. How do you keep a narrative brief and still have it function as a story?" That's what Jeffrey Eugenides writes in his...

    Remixing Racist History: DJ Spooky revamps American film's most notorious specter in Rebirth of a Nation

    Remixing Racist History: DJ Spooky revamps American film's most notorious specter in Rebirth of a Nation
    DJ Spooky lectures and screens Rebirth of a Nation $15-$20, 7 p.m., May 17. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, (860) 247-0998, marktwainhouse.org   D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation occupies a particularly peculiar role in the history...

    Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...