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Vow to Write Better, Not Faster in 2016, Despite Our Binge-Loving Culture

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.09.2017 | Home
Holly Robinson

My resolution for 2016 is to resist any outside pressure to speed up my fiction, whether it comes from the publishing world, my writer friends, or the marketplace. Instead, I will write the kind of fiction that feeds my soul and, I hope, sings for my readers, no matter how long it takes.

Listen to the Kids! 12 Memorable Novels With Child Narrators

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.08.2017 | Home
Off The Shelf

If we listen closely, children can remind us of what is truly important in life and refresh our jaded, grown-up viewpoints. These twelve inspiring, funny, and memorable novels, narrated by children, are exemplary of the notion that kids, while they can say the darndest things, are often wise beyond their years.

Innovative Novel Formats

Steven Petite | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home
Steven Petite

Readers and most writers do not pay much concern to the way the writing looks on the page, but there are daring authors that provide meaning to their work through the use of unique and innovative formatting. Here are a few novels that reimagined what a novel should look like within its physical binding.

Movie vs. Book: Oscar Nominee 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close'

Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

For each of this year's five Academy Award-nominated films that began as paperbound stories, we've found one reviewer who has only read the book, and ...

Oscars Recipe: 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close' Vegan Black And White Cookies

Tori Haschka | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Tori Haschka

When life is very hard, sometimes the best answer is cake. This New York deli treat might have come in handy for nine year old Oskar Schell.

Extremely Loud and the Incredible Courage of Parents

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 04.23.2012 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

The thing in Extremely Loud that moved me even more than Oskar's nervous pluck was the portrayal of his parents -- their patient and equally ingenious efforts to understand Oskar's complexities and nurture his talents.

Extremely Loud Oscar Angst

Chris Krapek | Posted 04.22.2012 | Chicago
Chris Krapek

We are living in a world where Martin Lawrence, in a fat suit and playing an old woman, made a better film than one that is nominated for Best Picture...

Watch Academy Award Winners Give Their Take On Best Picture Nominations

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.20.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

I sat down with two Academy Award winners -- Jon Landau (Titanic, Avatar) and Dustin Lance Black (Milk) to discuss their favorite movie moments.

Nicki Gostin

Oscar Nominee Max Von Sydow On 'Extremely Loud' | Nicki Gostin | Posted 02.10.2012 | Entertainment

"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," Stephen Daldry's big-screen adaptation of the 2005 Jonathan Safran Foer novel, is nominated in two categories at ...

9/11: Ready for Its Primetime Close-Up?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.06.2012 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

More then 10 years after the buildings fell, the questions, emotion, and complexity of the 9/11 story may be able to start to become part of the public conversation. And, surprisingly, it was Tom Selleck who began to convince me of that.

Like & Dislike List for the Week of January 28th

Kris LoPresto | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment
Kris LoPresto

Dislike: The Oscars snubs. From Albert Brooks being left off the Best Supporting Actor list to Bridesmaids not making it to Best Picture, this year's Oscar nominations were a bit shocking!

The Oscar Bounce: What's An Oscar Nomination Worth At The Box Office?

The Huffington Post | Gary Susman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment

The much vaunted Oscar bounce ain't what it used to be. Within the last decade, a movie nominated for Best Picture could expect to see its grosses ...

Is 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close' The Worst Reviewed Best Picture Nominee Ever?

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.24.2012 | Home

The review collection site, Rotten Tomatoes, was launched in 1999, and has since become a go-to site for film criticism. And in the last ten years, no...

Gosling No, Wiig Yes: Oscar Snubs & Surprises

Huffington Post | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment

The 2012 Oscar nominees were announced on Tuesday morning, and while the front runners all got their nods, there a number of surprises and snubs, as w...

"Crazy Crazy": Introducing Guinevere, Plus Chatting With Four Year Strong's Alan Day and Gregory Rogove

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.23.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


What's Next In Theaters?

Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts

From a frozen Alaskan wilderness to a gun toting bounty hunter, Hollywood is about to debut a mixed bag of films in theaters. Tom Hanks and Sandra ...

Who Wrote the Meanest Review of 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'?

Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

"Feel free to write what you want, as I don't especially care," 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' producer Scott Rudin wrote in an email to New Yo...

Is Hollywood Experiencing an 'End of Men' Backlash?

Michele Willens | Posted 02.28.2012 | Women
Michele Willens

So much attention has been focused on bringing girls up to equality that the other gender has stood by patiently. Apparently, long enough -- at least on the big screen.

New 9/11 Movie Could Trigger Flashbacks, Group Says

Posted 12.29.2011 | Healthy Living

The nonprofit Tribute WTC Visitor Center is warning family members of people killed on 9/11 to be mindful when choosing to watch "Extremely Loud and I...

Which Movie Should You See Today?

Posted 02.24.2012 | Entertainment

Whether you've been unwrapping gifts from beneath the tree or just enjoying a normal mid-winter Sunday morning, you're probably thinking about the nex...

PHOTOS: Oscar Winners Shine In New York City

Posted 12.16.2011 | Entertainment

Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, and 13-year-old "Jeopardy!" Kids Week champion Thomas Horn stepped out in their best at last night's "Extremely Loud and In...

Viola Davis, Sandra Bullock: Kids To Start Dating?

People | Posted 12.16.2011 | Celebrity

Since adopting daughter Genesis in October, first-time mom Viola Davis is reveling in every moment of her most important and life-changing role yet. ...

Sandra Bullock Explains Her Emotional Comeback

Posted 02.15.2012 | Entertainment

Following her Oscar win for 2009's "The Blindside," Sandra Bullock decided to leave show business for a little while. With a new son and a divorce, sh...

'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' Second Trailer

Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment

Warning: Do not watch this trailer in public or without a box of tissues. Your eyes may have been dry after the first clip, but the second trailer...

Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock & Unknown Boy Face American Tragedy

Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment

As New Yorkers looked back on the ten year wake of the attacks on September 11th, 2001, stories of loss, pain, heroism and perseverance abound. Now, o...