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Week in Film: Neighbors, Chef and more

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Neighbors may not be a particularly well-thought-out film (huge third-act problems). But it has some of the biggest sustained laughs of the summer.

Movie Review: The Paperboy

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.01.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Lee Daniels' touch is all over this movie, which is as sensational as it is nonsensical, with its overheated blend of sex, race and murder.

Writers on Fighters

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jan Herman

At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing, a new anthology from The Library of America, reads like an elegy for the fight game.

Christmas Presents 2009: Under-The-Radar Gift Books

NPR | Nancy Pearl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When it comes time to take stock of the year in books, it's inevitable that a few titles will escape notice in the rush to hand out accolades. Here ar...

Great Books of 2009: Time to Name Men

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Publishing houses come out with so many great books every year that to list just five is way too hard. With that in mind, here is a list of the top five Y-chromosome penned books of 2009.