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2 Plead Guilty In $8 Million Library Theft: Today In Books

2 Plead Guilty In $8 Million Library Theft

Former Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh archivist, Gregory Priore, and Caliban Book shop owner, John Schulman, have pleaded guilty in a case alleging $8 million worth of rare books, plates, and maps were stolen from the Pittsburgh library and sold. Sentencing is set for April 17th.

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HBO Max’s 10-episode limited series adaptation of Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven has cast its Arthur: Gael García Bernal! The post-apocalyptic drama series is being produced, written, and showrun by Patrick Somerville (Maniac) with Hiro Murai directing.

Perry Mason The Detective

Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey are bringing us a new Perry Mason series (adapted from Erle Stanley Gardner’s character), and now more thanks to a one-year, first-look deal with HBO. The Perry Mason series will follow the character as a low-rent private investigator before he became a defense lawyer, starring Matthew Rhys, Tatiana Maslany, and John Lithgow.