New Chapter Book Highlights Stories of Cape Cod’s Ghosts | Arts & Entertainment

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Putting on Puppet Shows with an Edge

Puppeteering is rarely an obvious career choice, but how Margo Lovelace (1922-2022) came to be a puppeteer is actually quite logical. Beginning in her childhood dela, in Edgewood, Pennsylvania, she had restless hands; she was always painting or drawing or sculpting or sewing. She also loved to act. She was good, but not great, at … Read more

‘Mind Over Murder’ Reveals How the Beatrice Six Were Brainwashed Into Confessing to Murder

True crime non-fiction can be exploitative and superficial but, at its finest, it investigates horror stories as a means of examining and understanding reality and humanity. That function is superbly carried out by Mind Over Murdera six-episode HBO docuseries (June 20) from One Child Nation director Nanfu Wang that looks into a knotty 1980s murder … Read more

Philip Baker Hall, of ‘Hard Eight,’ ‘Seinfeld,’ dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Baker Hall, the prolific character actor of film and theater who starred in Paul Thomas Anderson’s first movies and who memorably hunted down a long-overdue library book in “Seinfeld,” has died. He was 90. Holly Wolfle Hall, the actor’s wife of nearly 40 years, on Monday said Hall died Sunday … Read more

6 mystery novels offer new angles — and a few new favorites | book reviews

Most mystery readers have favorite authors. Sometimes, though, like it or not, our favorites break out of their boxes and bring us something different. Other times, we take a chance and discover an author who quickly becomes a new favorite. That’s the case with several of the mysteries I rounded up this month. ‘Local Gone … Read more

Book celebrates the 50th anniversary of musical ‘Grease’ | books

MARK KENNEDY Associated Press NEW YORK — On Valentine’s Day 1972, an opened off-Broadway musical needing a lot of love. It was already $20,000 in debt, and the reviews were mixed to poor. A decision had to be made: Keep going or give it the kiss off? The choice to continue was a risky but … Read more