Where the Wild Things Are sounds like a fun film for the kids and an emotional one for adults, but it isn't. The film is much too scary for younger children and much too boring for older ones.
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It's a compelling story, but it's Downing's intelligence, his bone-dry wit, his carefully measured sorrow, carefully controlled rage, and beautifully wrought prose that make this memoir such a standout.
Storytelling -- in words, pictures, film -- is a flexible art in which compelling stories produce unlimited creative responses that can enchant us, can move or madden us.
To discuss the dark, unorthodox adaptation, Sendak invited us over, along with Jonze and novelist-screenwriter Dave Eggers (who participated via speak...
The ups and downs of the last 10 years have been marked by dozens of generous acts that have inspired others, helped those in need and set a standard ...
Anis Shivani picks his top 10 books for 2009.
The National Book Foundation rolled out the nominations for the 2009 National Book Award on Wednesday, and the winners will be announced November 18. ...
[Dave Eggers'] Panorama was done as an homage to the traditional newspaper and a demonstration of the potential that the form holds for creativity and compelling storytelling.
There were some surprises this year, and a lot of women winning awards. In case you missed them, here are the moments we celebrated in literature duri...
Those Hipsters who did go to the movies this weekend built on the ironic support for Where The Wild Things Are by seeing Couples Retreat.
NEW YORK — Congratulations, Gore Vidal.
The author, playwright and political commentator will receive an honorary National Book Award medal thi...
The Syrian American protagonist of Dave Eggers' new book -- despite his heroic efforts in post-Katrina New Orleans -- is arrested and brutally detained for weeks in a hellish, makeshift prison.
The Slumdog Kill-ionaire is back, and he is reminding us how exhilarating fiction can be when novelists finally leave their seminar rooms and dive into the real world.
Let the Academy be officially forewarned: if Maya Rudolph doesn't get an Oscar nomination, then I'm not watching the show.
Dave Eggers has a new nonfiction book, Zeitoun, coming out in a few weeks, fast on the heels of Away We Go, a movie he co-wrote with his wife, Vendela...
When in LA for the Away We Go junket, I was able to interview Maya Rudolph about the film, SNL and a couple of other things
The U.S. political system is no longer inaccessible and shrouded in secrecy. The prime example of this new attitude was yesterday's TED@State talk.
This low-key, sometimes melancholy comedy is a road movie with a twist. While this couple does have a series of misadventures, there's never a moment when they lose each other.
What makes Away We Go important is that it got made at all. It is a heartening prospect that as the country reads less and goes to the movies more, the movies continue to read.
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