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I'm currently devouring Rupert Everett's delicious second volume of memoirs, Vanished Years. It's scandalously funny. Everett writes like a dream, damn him, but it's his candor, not his skill, that makes his memoirs so hilarious. Disarmingly, Everett is perhaps most candid about himself.
Beautiful Ruins is a set of interweaving stories about a young actress who gets sick while working on the set of the movie Cleopatra, which was shot in Italy in the 1960s.
President Obama has nominated five people to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Two are Republicans. All are waiting for confirmation by the Senate. Let...
The Season 2 finale of "Once Upon a Time" didn't quite have the climactic impact of the curse being broken, but the character-driven hour still proved a satisfying denouement for an ambitious -- if uneven -- year.
We have to start with the bear, right? That claw mark on Brienne's neck looked pretty fierce. She's gonna feel that in the morning. But I suspect the scar will always remind Jaime and Brienne of the ties that bind them.
"When a child is held close to the mother everything good can happen; he feels secure." These words of advice from Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest Holocaust survivor and quintessential mother, defined her quest under unimaginable circumstances.
Much is being asked this week of how "true" or "faithful" to the novel Baz Luhrmann's movie is. These words of passionate fidelity are somewhat misplaced, always, when speaking of translating any artistic work from one medium to another.
When faced with the blank page or screen, I was a coward to the nth degree. Decades later, I still am. I might, in fact, be even more fearful now -- because experience has made me excruciatingly aware that the most intimidating, daunting, and unnerving material is typically the most vital to pursue. Show More Summary
A warning first: There will be no high-school essayist's hunt for symbols (the green light of Daisy's dock, Dr. Eckleburg's big eyes that see all).
We're best off viewing Luhrmann's Gatsby as a handbook for theme parties for the 1 percent. And think of future adaptations from the literate age Lhurmann might consider.
When Jason Collins decided to reveal the life he'd kept secret for so long, Harris, Dean, James Baldwin before them, and many other literary figures had already been on set, prepping the scene, readying our minds for what's to come.
Ksenia Anske's forthcoming debut novel, Siren Suicides, is the wrenching tale of a teenage girl, Ailen Bright, who jumps off a bridge to escape an abusive father, and is transformed into a mythological siren who can kill with her vo...
Any discussion addressing what it is to be a young geek and how that translates into being a cool adult necessarily requires a review of the relevant terms.
Strong women breed strong daughters. Sooner or later the younger woman has to define her own territory and rebel. I did it to my own mother by scampering across the globe to marry an Englishman at the age of 18, giving birth to our first child a year later.
Here's what I've learned in the past few months about concrete ways you can support your favorite writer, whether they're a close friend or someone you admire from afar (even celebrity authors would welcome your help on most of thes...
In this post, I examine the work of Christine Wilks who ingeniously complicates the matter/information duality by employing computer code in the form of games to re-invoke embodied existence and the unreliable memories that bodies store.
Biographers often find it amusing to note the job an artist had before becoming able to live off the sales of their artwork, but for artists those jobs are not just anecdotes.
The Great Gatsby movie has opened and the comments sections of blog posts often contain threads, so it's a good time and place to discuss...
"If you were the President of the United States or the Queen of England, you couldn't have a person who would be more protective than my mother was for me. Which meant really that I could dare to do all sorts of things. And I could even dare to be somebody."
Book Review Jackie K Cooper SILKEN PREY by John Sandford By now everyone knows John Sandford is the author of the very successful "Prey" series...