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Special to The TimesThere's not much of a barrier between Philadelphians and their city's history and culture. They walk briskly past the Liberty Bell on their way to a food-cart lunch, skateboard recklessly down the 100 steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum and, if you ask...
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You know the Calumet Baking Powder cans in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"? You know — the Calumet Baking cans? Lining the pantry of the film's Overlook Hotel? No, no: The baking cans behind all the carnage! Right, those baking cans. What's that,...
Hartford CourantAlice Ripley, who won a Tony Award for her performance of the bi-polar mother in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, "Next to Normal," is cast in the upcoming production of Bruce Norris' "Clybourne Park" at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven. The...
Ron Rash, one of America's most-admired contemporary Southern writers, is conscious of working in a venerable literary tradition that goes back through O'Connor, Welty and Faulkner. But he notices modern trends, too, such as the recent emergence of...
Aleksandar Hemon landed in the United States two decades ago, January 1992. He was 27, a young Bosnian journalist from Sarajevo arriving on a one-month visa, arranged through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department. Just after he...
This is the time of year when I feel a bit tweedy, a bit green in the wool, a bit Irish, even though the Rodricks clan from which I descend was Portuguese (Rodrigues) and not Irish (Roderick). From years of experience, I know something about the wide...
Here's a long awaited novel by one of the godfathers of contemporary American modernism (or "post-modernism," as some critics and scholars call the continuation of the American modernist tradition). William H. Gass, a new-fangled genius, along with John...
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Just as Irish novelist Flann O'Brien out-Joyced James Joyce with his mind-bending masterwork "At Swim-Two-Birds," Irish playwright Arthur Riordan takes the sort of too-true-to-be-real story that is catnip to Tom Stoppard and proceeds to fold, spindle, and...
Channel Guide MagazineParade's End airs over three nights on HBO, Feb. 26-28. Parade's End HBO Part 1: Feb. 26, 9pm Part 2: Feb. 26, 10:05pm Part 3: Feb. 27, 9pm Part 4: Feb. 28, 10:05pm Part 5: Feb. 28, 9pm What is it that’s so fascinating about pre-World War I Britain?...
On the surface of her first new novel in a decade, the vaguely autobiographical, startlingly ambitious "See Now Then," author Jamaica Kincaid seems to tell a simple story about a New England family that is falling apart. Mr. Sweet, a musician and...
TheOscar-winner Christopher Walken will talk about his life and career in "A Conversation with Christopher Walken" on Sunday, Feb. 17, at noon at Stratford's Scottish Rite Theatre, (formerly the Stratford Movie Theater), 2422 Main St.. This is the...
Wedding date: Nov. 24, 2012 Her story: Michelle Danick, 28, grew up in Pikesville. She is the special events manager at Dave & Buster's in Arundel Mills. Her father, Jacob, is the general sales manager for Wilkins Subaru Buick and GMC. Her mother,...
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