| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:54 AM
All students at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry have worn the Sorting Hat. It's a big deal. The tattered, brown topper magically divides the student body into members of different "houses" — Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
"The Golden Moments of Paris: A Guide to the Paris of the 1920s"
Museyon Guides, $19.95
Paris, especially the Paris between the two world wars, continues to resonate with many people around the globe. The city has had many golden ages but probably...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Last weekend writers gathered at Christopher Newport University for its 33rd Annual Writers' Conference. Authors sat in on panel discussions and workshops, and also had the opportunity to rent table space for selling and signing their books.
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:17 PM
A couple of new book offerings as well as upcoming events will please history lovers.
Norfolk's Navy base
"Naval Station Norfolk" is the newest in the pictorial history series by Arcadia Publishing, and it has plenty to offer for the aficionado of...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Finland’s Helsinki-filmi production company said it will be making the authorized movie about the life and work of Tom of Finland, the Finnish artist famous for his groundbreaking erotic images of gay men.
The company said at the Toronto...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:03 PM
The Producers Guild of America announced the five documentary nominees for the PGA Awards.
The films are "A Place at the Table," a study of hunger in America; "Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story," about the children's book author and...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 1:11 PM
With Oscar nominating ballots out to Academy members and the deluge of top-10 lists perhaps on the downward slope, there's no time like now to start thinking about potential awards movies for next year. Which may be why on Friday 20th Century Fox posted...
| Nov 18, 2013
When Doris Lessing learned she had been chosen as the 2007 Nobel laureate in literature, her response was something less than joyous.
"I can't say I'm overwhelmed with surprise," she told reporters outside her London home as she emerged from a cab...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:23 PM
A poll conducted by L.A. Fitness in December 2012 showed that the top New Year's resolution for 2013 was not the usual health-conscious promise to exercise more or to drink less. No, people wanted to read more books.
And read they did ... or at least,...
| Jul 22, 2013
Chuck Palahniuk is penning a follow-up to his hit novel “Fight Club,” which was famously adapted into the 1999 David […]...
| Oct 16, 2013
Freedom grad Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is set to star in a new 3D earthquake movie "San Andreas." "Excited to make the first ever epic 3D disaster movie!" Johnson tweeted Tuesday. "A privilege to play the role." According to UPI,......
| Jun 3, 2013
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Look for Land of Linkin' first thing every Monday morning and click here to......