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Planning Murder Helps Woody Allen Sleep

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.16.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Allen was responding to a question about his research process, specifically about the murders he's portrayed in his films. In his newest, Joaquin Phoenix stars as a college professor in an existential crisis; he comes to believe that killing another person may snap him out of it.

Colby Marshall's New Thriller, 'Double Vision,' Snags New Generation of Forensic Fans

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 06.22.2015 | Books
Monica Stevens-Kirby

Marshall writes for a science-conscious consumer while simultaneously capturing mysteries we are yet unable to measure and fully see. Marshall does not insult readers by dumbing down. Jenna is a robust character, as is Molly, with relatable vulnerability.

BookFilter: The Comma Queen, the King of Classical Music and More Great New Books

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.07.2015 | Books
Michael Giltz

You'll find dozens of favorites out this week. You can go back week by week if you want to discover more books to read, and you can go forward week by week if you want to take a peek at what's coming out in the days and months to come.

On a Quarrel: David Shields and Caleb Powell Go Into a Cabin (With James Franco)

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 03.14.2015 | Books
Davis Schneiderman

Two writers argue. In the Woods. For a Week. And they record everything. From this intriguing premise, David Shields and Caleb Powell produce a fascinating reality-show romp of a new book, and -- two years later -- a movie based upon the book.

Improvisational Innovation and 'The Risk Factor': A Chat With Deborah Perry Piscione About Her Newest Release

Christian Josi | Posted 02.24.2015 | Books
Christian Josi

It's a new innovation methodology -- Improvisational Innovation -- which she introduces in her new book out this week, The Risk Factor: Why Every Organization Needs Big Bets, Bold Characters, and the Occasional Spectacular Failure. Here is our quick chat...

Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans: The Legends Return

Stephen Grant | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Stephen Grant

Our favorite voices of the '90s return with albums to remind us that soul still lives in R&B music.

The Memoir That Will Blow You Away (Plus 5 Other Powerful Picks)

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

Unexpected stories with heartache and revelations so intense, the experiences can only be real. By Leigh Newman Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad T...

6 Phenomenal Books To Curl Up With This Fall

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

This month we can't stop reading a colorfully inventive story from Haruki Murakami, a powerful novel where the survival of hope is at stake, a...

8 Incredible Books To Wind Down Your Summer

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

A family faces personal and global upheaval in Amy Bloom's brilliant new novel, Smith Henderson's debut captures one man's everyday struggles in i...

The Motivation Behind Creativity: Photographer, Rog Walker

Rai Mensah | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Rai Mensah

For Rog Walker, photography is his medium. It connects him with humanity on an intimate level.

6 Books You Should Read This Spring

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

This month we're reading a novel that explores a passionate affair, an enigmatic thriller from Emma Donoghue and more. 1. Astonish Me by M...

8 Riveting Reads To Pick Up Now

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

A glowing tribute to George Eliot, a rich debut novel and more riveting new releases. 1. My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead ...

Hot Ticket: G Love and Special Sauce With Jimi Jazz Back in the Mix.

Bill Prescott | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Bill Prescott

My older brother came home from Boston and declared, "I just quit my job, we got a record deal." This was the beginning of his career as a musician...

30 New Books You NEED To Read In 2014

Posted 01.25.2014 | Books

Another year, another several dozen captivating books to add to your ever-growing reading list. You may still be conquering the mountain of titles you...

New Album Review: Black Milk Serves a Tall Glass of Creativity With No Poison, No Paradise

Cecilia T. Capers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Cecilia T. Capers

Although the beats and lyrics will surely move a crowd, no one will be Twerking to the tracks on this album. Each song is like good Scotch served neat that should be sipped slowly and if possible, shared with friends.

New Releases in Downer Lit

Will Weaver | Posted 09.28.2013 | Books
Will Weaver

We can read depressive fiction for the same reasons that we watch Dexter and Californication, or look at graphic car accidents online. We all have darkness inside us.

A New Kind of Book from a Distinct Collaboration

Jess Greene | Posted 09.04.2013 | Books
Jess Greene

A new kind of book has been birthed. The love child of the self-help and craft genres is a book titled The Declaration of You.

Monsters University: A More Than Worthy Prequel With Bags of Gags and Tons of Heart

Greg Wetherall | Posted 08.06.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Wetherall

This film is strong enough to not rely on gimmicks. In terms of the story being slightly hackneyed, this is true. The ingenuity in this feature lies in the genuine hilarity, the insightful spotlight on broader themes and, once again, the animation itself.

LOOK: Must-Have Art Books This Month

Leigh Silver | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts

Art book publishers must have spring fever because this month's new releases are filled with nudes, nudes, and more nudes. From Tom Bianchi's vintage ...

Phillip Phillips Announces Album Release Date

EW.com | Posted 10.16.2012 | Entertainment

Back in August, when American Idol winner Phillip Phillips told 95.5 WPLJ that his debut album wouldn’t come out until “January or February,” so...

Emeli Sandé: Brit Soul/Pop At Its Best

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

At first listen, Emeli Sandé's voice is stark and urgent, especially in uptempo tracks. Her distinctive voice can rattle the senses and, in the very next breath, soothe any emotion.

Book Review: Monday Mornings

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 06.13.2012 | Books
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

When this book was released, as a great fan of Dr. Sanjay Gupta, I immediately marched down to my local Barnes and Noble and picked up a copy of his novel. Yes, a novel -- not a medical guidebook.

Can 'Titans' Take Out 'Hunger Games'?

Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment

This Friday, the "Fairest of Them All" battle kicks off with the release of Relativity's ...

Catching The White Horse Pandemic

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 05.26.2012 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

Alex Adams' debut, White Horse, is the first in a brilliant trilogy which will no doubt be ranked among the great fantasy novels.

In Theaters: '21 Jump Street,' Casa De Mi Padre,' 'Jeff, Who Lives At Home'

Posted 05.15.2012 | Entertainment

If you're into buddy cop stories based on '80s television programs, then this weekend will be right up your alley. Opening in theaters nationwide i...