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Once Upon a Time, There Was Self-Loathing

Anneli Rufus | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books
Anneli Rufus

Is self-loathing -- or at least stark, scathing self-criticism -- a required personality trait for novelists? Well, it's certainly a useful tool for probing the depths of human possibility. Here are ten examples of bestselling novels whose characters struggle with low self-esteem.

Popcorn Preview: Philomena

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Philomena (2013) Cast includes: Judi Dench (Skyfall), Steve Coogan (The Trip), Anna Maxwell Martin (Becoming Jane), Sophie Kennedy Clark (Dark S...

Popcorn Preview: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Leslie Sisman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Cast includes: Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), David Banner (Street Kings), Mariah Carey (You Don't ...

Chatting with Ben Folds; Plus His Video Premiere of "A Working Day"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Co-written with novelist Nick Hornby, "A Working Day" is Ben Folds' commentary on popularity and hipness that skewers its topic while calling out the internet, blogs, and other social media in the process.

PHOTOS: 10 Uplifting Books For Lonely Souls

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

In response to Russ Marshalek’s excellent post on devastatingly sad books last week, we’ve decided to try and lift your spirits a little during th...

John Cusack: Goldman Sachs Basically Is The Government

Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

Add John Cusack to the list of celebrities unhappy with the supposed ties binding Wall Street and Washington. On Monday night, the actor, known for...

For Your Viewing And Listening Pleasure: 10 Inspired Book And Album Pairings

flavorwire.com | Posted 06.01.2011 | Books

Combining your appreciation of different media can be tricky: You probably shouldn’t be watching a movie on your iPhone as you stroll through an art...

10 Movies That Were Better Than The Book

flavorwire.com | Jason Bailey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

One of several slight disappointments at the box office last week was The Lincoln Lawyer, an adaptation of a Michael Connelly novel with Matthew McCon...

Huffington Post Readers' Picks

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Late last month we showed that the tired saying, "the book is so much better than the movie," doesn't always hold true. "Sideways," "The Princess Brid...

In defense of John Cusack

Tom Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Davis

I owe a debt of gratitude to John Cusack, actually. His portrayal of an obsessive compulsive record-store owner in High Fidelity kind of validated the kind of existence I had in the early 1990s.

Vinyl Is Forever: In Praise of Indie Record Stores

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Rotondi

This piece was originally posted at the MTV Music Blog For those who only buy their music on iTunes, Amazon.com, or other online digital music servic...

Lo Fi, Bang & Olufsen, and All That Cheating Jazz (Part 1)

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Informed consent: I've got this blog on my mind. I think it can explain some things about our culture of Low Fidelity and all that Tiger Woods/Jesse...

PHOTOS: Top Ten Movies Filmed In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Chicago magazine has been releasing Top 40 lists of the records, restaurants and movies that epitomize Chicago. T...

Ten Minutes With: Nick Hornby

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

From his home in London, Nick Hornby took a few minutes to speak with me about the recession, his writing, and mixing it up with singer-songwriter Ben Folds.

Dancing With My Shelf: A Case For Book Soundtracks

Peter Bognanni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Bognanni

As it turns out, authors have been playing around with this direct intersection of music and literature for quite some time.

Top 10 Rock 'N Roll Novels

The Guardian | Tiffany Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"What is a 'rock'n'roll novel'? Rock'n'roll -- from Robert Johnson to Jack White -- is a coming-of-age sound that allows us to find ourselves, and may...

'High Fidelity' Musical Coming To Chicago

Playbill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This production of the musical (based on the Nick Hornby novel and the film of the same name) will open Aug. 17 at Pipers Alley Theater, the longtime ...

New Tunes On Monday: Little Walter, Prince, James Taylor, John Wesley Harding, Paul Carrack, and Matthew Barber

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Ace, The Drifters, Prince, Dionne Warwick, The Eagles, Squeeze, Scott Dirks, Mike + the Mechanics, Harvard Square, Breaking Dawn, Target, Juno Award, Xtc, Whitesnake, Oklahoma, Folk, Paul Carrack, Tony Glover, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cajun, Philly, Reggae, Traditional, Checker Records, Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach, Stephanie Meyer, Marvin Gayes, Timothy B. Schmit, John Wesley Harding, Sam & Dave, Michael McDonald, Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, Ron Sexsmith, Stan Lewis, Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist, High Fidelity, Billy Davis Jr., Singer-Songwriter, Philly International Records, Hip-O Select, Bill Withers, Entertainment News, Al Green, Aaron Neville, Lawrence Stern, Ray Charles, Pop, Americana, Dobie Gray, Jill Barber, Sonny Boy Williamson, Bria Valente, Broadway, Canada, Grammy, The Kinks, Stax, Motown Records, Livingston Taylor, The Beatles, Matthew Barber, Nick Heyward, Harmonica, Don Henley, Phil Collins, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, The Little Walter Story, Hear Music, Arthur Crudup, Stax Records, R&b, Motown, Sam Moore, Chess Records, Harry Nilsson, Johnny Nash, Gospel, Bobby Womack, David Gray, Wesley Stace, Willie Dixon, Bob Dylan, Blues, The 5th Dimension, David Seitz, Tom Waits, Juno, Washington Square Park, Grammy Awards, Don McLean, John Wesley Hardin, A Mighty Wind, Roots, Randy Newman, Ward Gaines, Ben E. King, Jimi Hendrix, James Taylor, Rupert Holmes, Bruce Springsteen, Listerine, Nilsson, Atlantis, Misfortune, Rumpelstiltskins, Josh Ritter, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

Blues harmonica player and singer Little Walter died over forty years ago, but his influences still can be heard in many blues-rock recordings that employ the instrument.