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Aug 1, 2014 — Nearly a dozen notebooks and journals by the author, who fought in the British Army during the war, are being released to coincide with the centenary of the start of the conflict.
Aug 1, 2014 — The newest Marvel comic adaptation features five motley warriors, including a raccoon and a tree, against an armada of space villains. The big-budget effects-laden movie is light and funny.
Aug 1, 2014 — Academy Award-winning makeup artist Dick Smith has died at age 92. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Smith was responsible for bringing some of Hollywood's most iconic characters to life. Ari Shapiro speaks with Sue Cabral-Ebert, the president of the Make Up and Hair Stylists Guild, about Smith's legendary career.
Aug 1, 2014 — Critic Bob Mondello says Calvary, a darkly comic new film about a tough old Irish priest threatened with murder by an angry parishioner, is "bleak and corrosively funny in about equal measure."
Aug 1, 2014 — Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.

Theatre Review: Last Romantics at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

The World Premiere of Last Romantics opened Tuesday in the Studio at the National Arts Centre and runs through April 12. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended the opening and has this review.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: Jane Hamilton

The guest for our call-in on contemporary literature is Jane Hamilton. A leading fiction voice of the past decade, her work includes The Book of Ruth, A Map of the World, and more recently, Disobedience: A Novel. Sharing the hosting job with Ellen Rocco is St. Lawrence University teacher and author Natalia Singer.  Go to full article

Book: The Pearl of Kuwait

With another war between the U.S. and Iraq, Vermont writer Tom Paine's The Pearl of Kuwait is especially relevant. It's a surreal, comic look at star-crossed lovers during the Persian Gulf War. Paine got a taste of life in the military during Officer Candidate School while attending college. Todd Moe talks with author Tom Paine, who says his first novel is strangely timely.  Go to full article
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Theatre Review: O'Carolan's Farewell to Music at FlynnSpace in Burlington

O'Carolan's Farewell to Music opened March 19 at Burlington's Vermont Stage and runs through March 30 in FlynnSpace. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the...  Go to full article

Preview: Pianist Christopher Dellen Performs Saturday Night in Malone

The Foothills Art Society presents a concert by pianist Christopher Dellen Saturday night at 6:30 at First Congregational Church of Malone. Todd Moe talks with Dellen about...  Go to full article

Youth Orchestra Member Plays Bach at Budget Hearing in Albany

Fifteen-year-old Michael O'Donnell picked up his violin and launched into Bach at yesterday's state budget hearing on arts funding. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Preview: Pointercounts Acapella Jam Saturday Night in Potsdam

It's music featuring the Potsdam Pointercounts! The men's vocal ensemble hosts its 10th annual Acapella Jam Saturday night at SUNY-Potsdam. The concert will include...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Crucible at Syracuse Stage

A non-traditional production of The Crucible runs at Syracuse Stage through March 22. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has this...  Go to full article

From the Page to the Stage: Literacy and Theatre

A group of high school and college students in the North Country has turned to live theater and their own life stories as a way to better appreciate reading, writing and...  Go to full article

Preview: Spencer Bohren in Lowville

After a couple of weeks of playing for the bourbon street crowd at Mardi Gras, blues musician Spencer Bohren pays a visit to the North Country with a stop in Lowville...  Go to full article

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