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Salinger Documentary by Shane Salerno, a Revealing Homerun

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Shane Salerno succeeds in solving the riddle of J.D. Salinger's reclusive behavior. Salinger chose to be a recluse when it suited his needs. Folks int...

Salinger: The Documentary on PBS

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's fitting that the 200th episode of American Masters on PBS features writer J. D. Salinger, an author so influential it is hard to imagine the course of 20th century American literature without his imprint of lost innocence in the novel The Catcher in the Rye.

J.D. Salinger: Sage or Sermonizer?

Philip Goldberg | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

In the hands of a master like Salinger, spiritual dilemmas seem as perfectly suited to his characters as jealousy does to Shakespeare's Othello. Often denigrated as self-absorbed neurotics, they are undergoing upheavals and transformations that spiritual aspirants identify with.

'Salinger' Doc Takes Kitchen-Sink Approach

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

"Reclusive." Is that an adjective, or is it actually part of J.D. Salinger's name? The word has been used so often to describe the famous writer, one ...

J.D. Salinger, America's Most Famous Recluse, Is Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You

Paul Alexander | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment
Paul Alexander

Cinematically engrossing and emotionally gripping, Salinger paints a complete portrait of the man and the artist.

J.D. Salinger: The Ultimate Celebrity

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The biggest revelation in the new documentary Salinger is that The Catcher in the Rye author was not a recluse. Rather fame averse and a champion of i...

J.D. Salinger Was Fixated With Girls 'On The Cusp Of Womanhood'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.04.2013 | Books

The life of famously private author J.D. Salinger is being blown wide open with the release of a new documentary called "Salinger" and an accompanying...

Movie Review: Salinger

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After all the hype about its supposedly mind-blowing revelations about the late J.D. Salinger, Shane Salerno's Salinger turns out to be a hype -- an overblown, overlong documentary with little that is either truly revelatory or earth-shaking.

The Director Who Spent $2 Million To Find Truth About Salinger

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 11.02.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Shane Salerno's phone never stops ringing. Known until now as a screenwriter for "Armageddon" and "Savages," working by day on a ...

"Isolation": A Very Public Playlist for J.D. Salinger

David Wild | Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

By virtue of his genius as a writer and the fact that he became a fascinatingly elusive character in his own right, J.D. Salinger remains, even after his death, an absolute somebody. In the weeks ahead, Salinger is posthumously making the kind of splash that he resisted most of his life.

Interview: Author Don Winslow and The Kings of Cool

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.10.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Kings of Cool picks up the story of the Savages trio -- the weed-dealing Ben, Chon and Ophelia -- a few years before Savages. Prequel? Not exactly -- at least writer Don Winslow doesn't look at it that way.