The vampire in the library

Abraham “Bram” Stoker was born on November 8, 1847 in Clontarf, Ireland, a suburb of Dublin. The third of seven children, he overcame a childhood illness and later became a successful athlete at Trinity College, University of Dublin. After graduation he joined the Irish Civil Service, which allowed him to …

Read More »

15 romance novels to read in 2021

Getty Images / Claire Brodsky Even though I’m personally more down to earth, I still think everyone could use a little romance in their life. It makes things fun, fresh and exciting. But you don’t need a significant other to make all of your romantic fantasies come true. Adding romance …

Read More »

“Lizard Boy”: Musicalizing Comics Like American Mythology

For decades, comics have lived in children’s imaginations, shaping their ideas of heroism, adventure and community. In these small panels exist some of our larger models, designed with spectacular detail. These heroes have made it to the big screen, but what if we could bring them on stage? This is …

Read More »

Dare County Library Announces Novel Writing Series

Photo of County Dare. The Dare County Library has announced the next virtual presentation as part of its monthly Virtual Enrichment Series for Adults: A Novel Writing Series which begins on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Throughout the novel writing series, participants are invited to join staff at the Dare County …

Read More »

Can the MasterClass teach you everything?

People sign up to the site to learn from Alicia Keys or Gordon Ramsay, but they renew their subscriptions to adult classes. Of course, being in control of everyday life can in itself be a form of virtuosity. In the book “Mastery,” George Leonard, an Aikido master, notes how difficult …

Read More »