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  This was the response I got when I told people I was going to Bouchercon, otherwise known as the World Mystery Convention, in Long Beach, California. It’s called Bouchercon in honor of Anthony Boucher, a distinguished mystery and science fict...

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Celebrated director Mike Nichols passed away yesterday -- he was 83.  Conquering virtually every entertainment medium, Nichols is one of the privileged few in the arts community to achieve "EGOT" status, scoring Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and multiple...
Mockingjay, the third movie in the Hunger Games series, comes out in theaters this week. The best way to prepare for this event just might be by listening to the Lorde-curated album before you head to the theater. Featuring the single “Yellow Flicker...

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Connie and Douglas Petersen are polar opposites but still fall in love and get married. She is an artist with a Bohemian soul. He is a scientist who likes facts and being meticulous. Their sensitive, moody son shares his mother’s artistic traits and ...
Jane Austen’s novels continue to inspire authors more than 200 years after they were penned. The popular and prolific Alexander McCall Smith (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series and the 44 Scotland Street series) is wr...