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Great Expectations

Should I Start Lying About My Age?

Warren Adler | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Warren Adler

I notice the difference immediately after my most casual face-to-face social revelation of the "number" -- even if it is merely a reminder to my friends and my children. The change in expression is immediate, and the processing in the receiver's brain, while subliminal, is obvious.

A Farewell to Arms (1929): Giving Thanks...

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

One wonders how Frederic Henry would handle the job of evacuating wounded from Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan, 85 years after he was deployed to the World War One Italian front as an ambulance driver, by Ernest Hemingway, in A Farewell to Arms.

David Lohr

Missing Woman's 'Own Worst Nightmare' Was Abduction, Says Mother | David Lohr | Posted 10.30.2014 | Crime

A desperate search is on in Texas for a missing young woman who family members say has experienced the one thing she feared the most – abduction. ...

A.O. Scott's "The Squeeze on the Middlebrow"

Francis Levy | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

In a recent Times Arts and Leisure piece, "The Squeeze on the Middle Brow" (NYT, 8/1/14). A.O. Scott takes aim at both Virginia Woolf and Dwight Macd...

On Being Radical

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Timidity doesn't honor God. There, I said it. I've given a lot of thought to how often followers of Christ find themselves - or more accurately, place themselves - in the role of victim.

The Two Goldfinches

Francis Levy | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The Goldfinch--both the Donna Tartt novel and the 17th century masterpiece by Fabritius--is much in the news lately, the former on the bestseller lis...

Stage Door: A Christmas Carol

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.28.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Dickens, a fierce critic of the Victorian class system and the treatment of the poor, marries social realism to sentimentality here. It succeeds in this crisp rendition because Scrooge's ethical awakening isn't forced.

The Goldfinch Is a Masterpiece

Paul LaRosa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Paul LaRosa

I just finished reading what I believe is the novel of the year -- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

The Moment Miley Decided She Wasn't A Role Model

Jackson Barnett | Posted 12.18.2013 | Teen
Jackson Barnett

Because nobody is narrating Miley's life, I think that now is an appropriate time to begin asking, "Did Miley ever have a moment where she decided she was no longer going to be a role model?"

7 Books To Read Before You See The Movies This Fall

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Some of our all-time favorite fiction and nonfiction reads will be having their debuts as films in the next three months. Here's wh...

New Look At 'Great Expectations'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.19.2013 | Entertainment

It's interesting that "Great Expectations" has been far removed from virtually all early Oscar buzz. The classic Charles Dickens tale, remade by Mike ...

Innocence and Expectation

Cherie Desai | Posted 10.01.2013 | Books
Cherie Desai

Great Expectations, the television miniseries made in 2011, was one of those few, rare films which I enjoyed as much as the book. Dicken's storytelling has a quality that cannot be put on screen, but the main characters were cleverly translated.

Holden Caulfield: The Loneliest Playa In Literature

Posted 07.31.2013 | Comedy

On this week's episode of Thug Notes, Sparky Sweets, PhD discusses J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye, analyzing the story of Holden Caulfield, th...

First Nighter: In London With Oscar Wilde, Harold Pinter, Charles Dickens and Former Movie Star William Haines

David Finkle | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Rupert Everett has just won an award for playing Oscar Wilde in David Hare's melancholy play, The Judas Kiss, at the Duke of York's, and it's not difficult to reckon why.

TV Is Obsessed With 'Great Expectations'

Posted 10.10.2012 | TV

"Great Expectations" is all the rage in TV this development season. Both ABC and The CW have ordered modern day takes on the classic tale. Deadline...

PHOTOS: This Is The Sexiest We've Ever Seen Gillian Anderson Look

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 10.02.2012 | Style

Wait until Mulder gets a peek at THIS neckline...

WATCH: Bellatrix Lestrange IS Miss Havisham In 'Great Expectations'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.17.2012 | Entertainment

The expectations are high for the latest screen adaptation of "Great Expectations" -- especially among "Harry Potter" fans. The newest version stars H...

PHOTOS: Emmy-Worthy Costumes On Display At FIDM

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 07.31.2012 | Los Angeles

Aside from being popular television shows, what do "New Girl," "Game of Thrones," and "Downton Abbey" have in common? Fantastic costumes! The ...

Happy Graduation -- Now Go Out There And Fail!

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 08.04.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Here's a short list of successful women who failed famously -- and still, one way or the other, ended up on top.

Gillian Anderson Wants To Believe Again

Posted 03.29.2012 | TV

Gillian Anderson isn't quite done with "The X-Files." While promoting "Great Expectations" (April 1 and 8 on PBS), Anderson said she hasn't turned...

Gillian Anderson: I Was Offered A Role On 'Downton'

Posted 03.15.2012 | TV

Gillian Anderson was offered a part in "Downton Abbey." Yep, Agent Scully almost went toe-to-toe with the Dowager Countess. In a new interview wit...

PHOTOS: The Mistakes Dickens Didn't Want You To See

Nicole Villeneuve | Posted 04.08.2012 | Books
Nicole Villeneuve

Unlike for some of his other novels, Dickens didn't use planning notes for Great Expectations. The pages of the manuscript are dense with corrections.

The Little-Known Story Behind A Christmas Carol

Noah St. John | Posted 02.19.2012 | Books
Noah St. John

In the fall of 1843, a British novelist found himself facing financial uncertainty. Although his previous novels had sold moderately well, his family bills were mounting and the mortgage was due.

'Great Expectations' Gets A Makeover

Posted 11.21.2011 | Entertainment

While Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" has become a sacred piece of literature, for its 200th anniversary, it looks like it will be getting a bit...

PHOTOS: Helena Bonham Carter Plays Literary Villain

Madeleine Crum | Posted 01.04.2012 | Books

The sweetheart (or miscreant, depending on the flick) of period piece films, Helena Bonham Carter is making a silver-haired return to the silver scree...