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11 Artfully Interwoven Episodic Tales

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.02.2017 | Home
Off The Shelf

These eleven episodic novels do not follow traditional linear storylines, but don't think of them as short story collections either. Read as a whole, these narratives illuminate in their content and structure how we're more connected than we think.

11 Musical Novels That Hit All The Right Notes

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.08.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

As a rule, printed words stay on the page and music stays in the air. But every once in a while you come across a truly gifted writer who can make their sentences sing. Experience some of that magic with these eleven books that take classical music as their inspiration.

Yellowface Is Still A Thing In Hollywood And Really Needs To Stop

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.03.2015 | Entertainment

With the recent controversy following Emma Stone's casting in "Aloha" and this year's very white Oscars, it's undeniable that the film industry has a ...

Movie Review: Jupiter Ascending -- Not Terrible, Not Great

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There aren't many films from the past 15 years that bowled me over the way The Matrix did. Unfortunately, the Wachowskis -- Andy and Lana -- haven't come close since then.

Look Up. Help NASA Do #SkyScience

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

Anyone passing by must have thought I was a bit nutty standing in the road and gazing into the sky on a Tuesday afternoon, but it was all for science....

'Cloud Atlas' Author Releases New Short Story Entirely On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 07.21.2014 | Home

Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell has released an original short story entirely on Twitter in order to promote his new book, The Bone Clocks. Mitc...

Popcorn Preview: The Best Offer

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

The Best Offer (2013) "La migliore offerta" Cast includes: Goeffrey Rush (The King's Speech), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Sylvia Hoeks (The Storm), Do...

Hotels That Help Us Say, "Hello Fellow Traveler!"

Christine Negroni | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Christine Negroni

We travel to see different things and meet people who are not like us. Sometimes, though, it would appear we're not so different from each other.

Raoul Peter Mongilardi's Next To The Gods Is Science Fiction's Next Great Literary Series

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.24.2013 | Home
Xaque Gruber

Centered around a highly advanced humanoid alien race known as the Aurocearians, victims of a devastating blow when the titular Gods (a mercurial bunch), angry with the race's arrogant behaviors, curses them by vaporizing every female hindering any hope for breeding. So what is a cursed race to do?

Film Review: Rio 2096 Glides Across Six Centuries of Brazil

Zach Udko | Posted 08.18.2013 | Entertainment
Zach Udko

As summer heats up, our thirst for films about futuristic freedom fighters shows no sign of abating.

Keith David: The CFQ Interview

Dan Persons | Posted 05.07.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Quick, when I throw out the name Keith David, what's your first thought? Him casting a suspicious glance towards Kurt Russell in The Thing? The fistfight with Rowdy Roddy Piper in They Live? Face it, the guy's been around.

Cloud Atlas

Philip David Morton | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

I recommend Cloud Atlas for daring to make us think that our lives matter in ways we may never know -- and in ways we may only hope.

China's Censors Do It Again!

Posted 01.22.2013 | Entertainment

Chinese film audiences won't get to see the "true-true" version of "Cloud Atlas." According to THR, a whopping 40 minutes of the film was edited out p...

Cloud Atlas: Resistance and Redemption

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

The film is really six movies in one ranging from a rip-roaring sailing yarn from the days of the clipper ships to a sci-fi thriller that makes the great classic, Blade Runner, seem dimwitted and plodding.

An Essay On Cloud Atlas (Spoilers!)

Posted 01.16.2013 | College

Watch Professors Kevin Anderson and Salman Hameed break down the ambitious project of combined directors Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski...

What Race Is Bruno Mars?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.12.2013 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

Were Bruno Mars to go on a world tour for the release of Unorthodox Jukebox, there would likely be unsuspecting cousins in the audiences in Madrid, New York, Kiev, San Juan, Manila and Budapest. So tell me: Which box do you think Bruno Mars ticked on the 2010 census?

'Wreck-It Ralph' Breaks Box Office Record

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 11.04.2012 | Entertainment

"Wreck-It Ralph" did some major box office damage this weekend. The lighthearted animated picture had a $49.1 million opening weekend across 3,752 the...

How One Hurricane Sandy Photo Went Viral

Mike Ryan | Posted 12.30.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

I write about movies, so I generally don't have much to say about natural disasters such as the hurricane that slammed the East Coast on Monday. And I...

Review: Cloud Atlas Is a Superb Movie With a Strong Political Values Message

Rob Kall | Posted 12.29.2012 | Entertainment
Rob Kall

Cloud Atlas is an extraordinary, revolutionary movie, the best one I've seen since Avatar, a truly different approach to movie-making.

Cloud Atlas: Hope and Change

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 12.29.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Despite its daunting run time of almost three hours, Cloud Atlas has been greeted by mostly good reviews, high per theater attendance, and a 10 minute standing ovation at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Weekend Box Office: 'Skyfall' Kills Overseas as 'Argo' Tops Four Weak New Releases

Scott Mendelson | Posted 12.28.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The big news was the overseas debut of Skyfall, the 23rd official James Bond film, which opened in the UK two weeks ahead of its U.S. debut, earning a massive $77 million in the 25 markets it debuted in.

'Argo' Takes The Number One Spot As 'Cloud Atlas' Flops

Posted 10.29.2012 | Entertainment

With a $100 million budget, "Cloud Atlas" was banking on box office success. If this weekend is any indication, it's going to be a slow process making...

'Argo' Leads Weekend Box Office

Posted 10.27.2012 | Entertainment

Three weeks after its premiere, "Argo" is leading the weekend box office. The Wrap is reporting that Ben Affleck's drama about the Iran hostage crisis...

Were These Critics Too Tough?

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.27.2012 | Entertainment

This week has seen the release of several highly anticipated movies and albums, and in their normal fashion, the critics were more than ready to expre...

ReThink Review: Cloud Atlas - Free Time

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.26.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Would the Wachowskis redeem themselves with another reality-twisting mindbender? Or would Cloud Atlas prove that The Matrix was truly a fluke?