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Cormac Mccarthy

Brian Panowich's Glorious Bull Mountain Pays Homage to Southern Noir

Steven Petite | Posted 07.28.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

Bull Mountain is an emphatic win for the somewhat niche genre of Southern Noir, spliced with the poignancy of literary fiction that comes together to create one of the best multi-generational family sagas in years.

Great Conversations: Billy Bob Thornton

Alex Simon | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

I sat down with Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor, director and musician Billy Bob Thornton for Venice Magazine in October of 2001. He had a slate of very diverse projects he was promoting.

For Novelists, Success Is Not Monetary

Steven Petite | Posted 07.17.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

We live in a world where success is considered to be directly correlated to the amount of commas in a person's bank account, and to some degree, success and monetary returns are tangentially related.

Author to Author: Hess and Brickhouse Interview Each Other

Jamie Brickhouse | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Jamie Brickhouse

I sat down with author Scott Alexander Hess (The Butcher's Sons) to dialogue about fact versus fiction, how violence can be poetic, and what it really means to mine a truly dangerous literary landscape.

Losing: The Soul Of A Writer

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.04.2015 | Books
Peter Schwartz

Tolstoy and Proust literally. Fitzgerald could claim Francis Scott Key ancestry. Pynchon descended from Puritan William Pynchon, the founder of Springfield, Massachusetts in 1636. No losers there.

Love as It Once Was Lived

Robert Hoch | Posted 12.27.2014 | Books
Robert Hoch

I couldn't sleep the other night. Went downstairs with a book that I wasn't enjoying, or at least a book I was experiencing in a different way, not an ordinary way.

The Down And Dirty Of Vagina Smuggling

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.11.2014 | Crime

When it comes to hiding contraband on your body, women have a major physiological edge over men -- an extra hiding spot. Police have accused some w...

Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover

Allison K Hill | Posted 07.13.2014 | Books
Allison K Hill

I've found that many booksellers, when faced with the sometimes daunting task of deciding what to read next, have developed their own idiosyncratic "strategies." Often secret, until now.

Post-Apocalyptic Literature, Politics and Science

Boria Sax | Posted 05.19.2014 | Books
Boria Sax

Apocalyptic imagery has again lost its attraction through repetition over the past several decades. The use of a post-apocalyptic setting has now become fairly well-established in fiction.

Popcorn Preview: The Counselor

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Counselor (2013) Cast includes: Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Cameron Diaz (There's some...

Movie Review: The Counselor

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ridley Scott is one of those overrated directors who, every once in a while, puts together a hard-edged, lean little film that just delivers the goods. The Counselor, unfortunately, isn't one of those efforts.

Just How Weird Is 'The Counselor"?

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

The Counselor, a very odd movie, is out in theaters around the country on Friday. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Michael Fassbender as the ti...

Review: James Franco Directs Child of God, at the New York Film Festival

Caryn James | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Caryn James

Set in the isolated backwoods of Tennessee and shot in bleak brown tones, Child of God is about a serial necrophiliac named Lester Ballard, repulsive, violent, barely civilized.

The Strange Thing Scott Haze Did To Prepare For James Franco Movie

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 10.31.2013 | Entertainment

VENICE, Italy — Scott Haze says he spent three cold months living in the mountains of Tennessee, subsisting on one piece of fish and one apple a...

James Franco Made Another Movie

Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment

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'You're In Trouble'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment

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Accidental Food Writing: Cormac McCarthy's The Road

Food Riot | Posted 10.13.2013 | Taste
Food Riot

This book isn't a frolic thru post-apocalyptic America; it's not a run-down of dystopian food porn. It's a book about a father and son looking for food, and because it is so difficult to find, and so dangerous, and yet, a non-negotiable necessity, the food takes on a role of its own.

All-Star Cast Gets Sleazy In Awesome Look At 'The Counselor'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.07.2013 | Entertainment

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'Have You Been Bad?'

Posted 08.06.2013 | Entertainment

With the full trailer for "The Counselor" set to debut on Wednesday, Twentieth Century Fox debuted three new clips from the Ridley Scott t...

WATCH: Spaghetti Western, Detroit Style

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.24.2013 | Detroit

A man wanders alone through a desolate urban tundra. He comes across strange street scenes, an art opening in the dark, billboards sending messages. T...

The Year's Biggest Cast Goes Bad

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment

What do Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem have in common? They're starring in "The Counselor" for director ...

Another Literary Adaptation For James Franco

Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment

As usual, James Franco has an exceedingly long to-do list -- one that just got longer with the announcement that the 35-year-old jack-of-all-trades wi...

How To Create An Author Hoax On Twitter

Posted 01.02.2013 | Books

This time last year, people were reporting that author and known technophobe Cormac McCarthy was on Twitter. Last month, both Philip Roth and John le ...

Notes on Cormac McCarthy's The Road

Anis Shivani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Anis Shivani

The Road is one of the greatest indictments of the bourgeois novel of individual growth, the bildungsroman, the paradigmatic novelistic genre of the nineteenth century.

Buy Books by the Foot

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 12.21.2012 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

If you're an intellectual, you need a substantial book collection, preferably at a cost that will leave you with a few extra dollars for food. Here's how to build one.