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  • Arts-donation website helps Matt Porterfield turn his new film into a cliffhanger

    Arts-donation website helps Matt Porterfield turn his new film into a cliffhanger
    "I Used to Be Darker" is meant to jump from the blocks at full speed: A 19-year-old discovers that she's pregnant, grabs a knife and exacts devastating revenge on the cad who knocked her up. After she loses her job overseeing bumper cars at an Ocean City arcade, she high-tails it to Baltimore.
  • William Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebrated at Newberry Library

    William Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebrated at Newberry Library
    Celebrating Shakespeare's birth makes more sense than marking his death. The birth, 450 years ago next week, started something unceasing, an industry of Shakespeare performances, publications and scholarship, in addition to the inspiration and wisdom...

    Review: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis

    Review: 'Can't and Won't' by Lydia Davis
    Lydia Davis is back with a new book, her first since 2009's "Collected Stories" met with the acclaim that had long been her due. "Can't and Won't" is a collection of stories, it says on the cover, but some are more like poems. Some are one-liners. Some...

    A stirring Requiem for San Diego Opera's senseless, premature death

     A stirring Requiem for San Diego Opera's senseless, premature death
    SAN DIEGO — On the first page of the program booklet for San Diego Opera's stirring performance of Verdi's Requiem Thursday night at Civic Theatre, the company's board president, Karen S. Cohn, ended her welcoming note with the line: "I can't wait...

    Happy Birthday, P.G. Wodehouse!

    Happy Birthday, P.G. Wodehouse!
    Some people have left such an enduring mark on civilization that we shouldn't wait for jubilees or other milestones to honor their birthdays. Such is P.G. Wodehouse, that great British master of farce, born 132 years ago today. For me, Wodehouse is...