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  • Theater review: 'The Good Book of Pedantry and Wonder' at the Theatre @ Boston Court

     
    The creation of a dictionary wouldn’t seem to be the most thrilling narrative subject. Yet Simon Winchester has tackled it before in two surprisingly engaging books, “The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of...
  • Secrets of the set: bamboo skewers and recycled paper at Boston Court

     
    It was all done with bamboo skewers, recycling and free pizza. The ambitious set of “The Good Book of Pedantry and Wonder,” a play about the struggle to compile the Oxford English Dictionary, is itself a minor marvel. The co-production...

    Justin Bieber guest stars on 'CSI' and CBS adds a new midseason drama

     
    Do not accuse CBS of being old. When "CSI" returns for its 11th season premiere on Sept. 23, it will have a very special guest star. You may have heard him. He makes young girls squeal. Cast in a role...

    Pilot Season: First look at CBS' 2010 drama pilots

     
    There's an adage about writing that advises those wanting to communicate through the written word to write what they know. This pilot season, CBS, the network that turned its fortunes on many successful crime procedurals, is sticking to that motto....

    'The Lost City of Z' by David Grann

    'The Lost City of Z' by David Grann
    The Lost City of Z A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon David Grann Doubleday: 352 pp., $27.50 For each summit reached or Machu Picchu-like discovery, the history of exploration marks more deaths and failures than can be counted, armies of men...