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First Nighter: Jekyll & Hyde, Orphans, Collapse Bow to Mixed Results

David Finkle | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

If someone grabbed you on the street and yelled in your face for the next two and a half hours, what would you do? Well, the cast of the Jekyll & Hyde revival at the Marquis scream until your eardrums are ready to burst.

WATCH: Best And Worst Book Trailers

Posted 08.03.2011 | Books

It was an irresistible proposition when Meliville House asked us to be part of the judging panel for the Moby Awards for best and worst book trailers....

Robbers, Traitors, Werewolves And A Jackass

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Our Kind Of Traitor" By John LeCarre Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Inevitably it is also about loyalty, honesty and bravery, and their often crucial role...

The Meta of Children's Fiction

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

I've long been a fan of metafiction --- those weird and witty books that make us aware of the artifice of story-creation. The best tickle my funny bon...

Kid's Book Author Helps Next Generation Recognize Ancient Artifacts: Books

WSJ | Michelle Kung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In his latest title, "It's A Book," Lane turns his humor to a pervasive cultural issue among the younger generation today: explaining the merits of a ...