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Go Behind The Scenes Of 'The Shining' With These Photos

Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment

Right in time for your Halloween horror binge, take a look at some behind-the-scenes action on the set of "The Shining." Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duval...

Worst Movie Dads Ever

Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment

If you thought movie moms were bad, just wait until you catch a glimpse of these disastrous dads of cinema. From Royal Tenenbaum and Harry Wormwood to...

It's Good to Be Bad: In Defense of Not-Nice Poetry

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 07.22.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

Where does the popular idea that good poetry is "nice" come from, and what -- if anything -- can or should be said against it? The short answer is that it's a legacy of Romanticism.

The Shining: Scariest Hallowe'en Book -- and Movie! -- Ever

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rachel Sklar

The Shining, which I read at 12, taught me to fear hotel room bathtubs, what a topiary was, why you can't forget about the boiler, and the phrase "officious little prick."