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Great Expectations

WATCH: Sassy Gay Friend Takes On 'Gay Expectations'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

It feels like ages since we last saw Sassy Gay Friend, our favorite recurring character from The Second City Network, but he's back and sassier than e...

'Great Expectations' Stage Adaptation: A Daring New Take On The Classic

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Relocating "Great Expectations" to Calcutta is a bold move. Arifa Akbar discovers how a playwright rose to the challenge....

Holiday Round Up From Kids Off the Couch

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Once the kids get out of school, they'll be chiming for something to do. Here's what looks like fun to us.

High Spirits and Expectations at A Noise Within

Melinda Brocka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melinda Brocka

Both Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit and Charles Dickens' Great Expectations a Glendale's A Noise Within were hilarious, extremely well-acted and included creative use of props and wardrobe.

Oprah Book Club Pick Off To Slow Start

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — When she learned that Oprah Winfrey had a new book pick coming, Cathy Langer of the Tattered Cover store in Denver ordered hundreds o...

Oprah Picks 2 Dickens Novels For Book Club

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Better set some time aside for Oprah Winfrey's latest book club pick. The talk show host has selected a pair of Dickens classics, "A...

Top 10 Troubled Men In Literature

The Guardian | Tony Parsons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Troubled males have always fascinated me. Nothing gets under my skin quite like a boy or a man -- or a male bear, like Rupert -- who is working throug...

Charles Dickens Characters Have A 'Secret Queer Side,' Says UK Professor

The Telegraph | Stephen Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Pip and Herbert from Great Expectations are among those who really have homosexual leanings, the study by Dr Holly Furneaux of Leicester University cl...

Charles Dickens Biography Gives A Fascinating New Take On Author's Life

The Los Angeles Times | Tim Rutten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

[I]f you're looking for just one literary life to give as a gift in this holiday season, you won't go wrong by choosing Michael Slater's " Charles Dic...