Rachel Syme http://www.kunc.org en 100 Years Later, Titanic Lives On In Letters http://www.kunc.org/post/100-years-later-titanic-lives-letters When I hear the word "Titanic," I picture a tuxedoed Leonardo DiCaprio, waiting at the bottom of a gilded staircase while the voice of Celine Dion swells in my mind. It's all Edwardian glitz and glamour, decadence and passionate love, the kind best enjoyed in a dark theater with plenty of popcorn. And then I quickly remember that the ship sinks, and that <em>Titanic</em> is more than just an epic film from my youth. On April 15, a century will have passed since the ship plummeted into the icy Atlantic, and it is the tragedy we should remember, not just the mythology surrounding it. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 18:03:00 +0000 Rachel Syme 25277 at http://www.kunc.org 100 Years Later, Titanic Lives On In Letters Twin Drama Returns in 'Sweet Valley Confidential' http://www.kunc.org/post/twin-drama-returns-sweet-valley-confidential Long before<em> Twilight</em> or <em>Gossip Girl</em> dominated the tween reading lists, there was one series from the 1980s that set the bar for mega-hits in young adult literature: <em>Sweet Valley High.</em><p>It's been 10 years since author Francine Pascal wrote the last book. Now, she's written an update called <em>Sweet Valley Confidential</em>, and the original series is set to become a major motion picture.<p>If you've never read a <em>Sweet Valley High</em> book, this is all you need to know: it's the story of two blond twins — Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield. Sun, 10 Apr 2011 13:42:00 +0000 Rachel Syme 6338 at http://www.kunc.org Twin Drama Returns in 'Sweet Valley Confidential'