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Yes, it’s true: This year, for the first time, the National Book Festival will be held indoors — in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The Park Service decided that the festival, which last year drew more than 200,000 people, threatened the National Mall’s newly installed watering system. Festival organizers determined that the increased cost of staying on the Mall was prohibitive.
Our appetite for all things forensic is such that every few years, a medical examiner or forensic anthropologist writes about what it’s really like in a CSI lab. Some rehash celebrity cases, others analyze famous cases from history, others discuss their day-to-day experiences, which utterly debunk what we see on TV.
Moviegoers are swimming in a sea of book adaptations, as movie studios continue their frantic search for the perfect “pre-sold” properties to gobble up, completely reconfigure and then spit out, in the hopes that fans of the original will flock to the multiplex like millions of dutiful pop-cultural drones. Read full article >>
My first thought when I learned that this year’s National Book Festival was moving from the Mall to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center was of the Morlocks — those pale underground creatures from “The Time Machine,” H. G. Wells’s take on our distant, bifurcated future. In his vision of the year 802,701, one half of humanity, the Morlocks, dwells in dark caverns beneath the earth, tending to “the machines” and feeding off the other half, the beautiful and stupid Eloi, who graze and gambol in the garden above.
Ralph Cosham, who spent decades performing on local stages, including 11 seasons with Arena Stage and seven with the Shakespeare Theatre, now has an audience of one — his chihuahua-corgi rescue dog, Charlie. That suits Cosham just fine. Read full article >>