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Aisle View: The 2014 10 Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

This was a relatively strong year; where the canker gnaws, as good old blimey slimey Captain Hook might say, is in the musical department.

First Nighter: The Bedlam Company Shoots and Wounds Chekhov's 'Seagull'

David Finkle | Posted 11.30.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Throughout The Seagull, the characters talk about happiness and of what it's constituted. They all want to be happy. Not one of them is. At this revival, I was in their unhappy number.

Bedlam Overtakes Jane Austen, While F. Scott Fitzgerald Sings

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

New York theatergoers with an adventurous spirit -- or mainstream theatergoers unafraid to venture off off Broadway when recommendations warrant -- are being rewarded this month with special treats of high quality and relatively low price.

Theater: Jane Austen On Stage? Bedlam Ensues!

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It's theater that exults in the marriage of their talents and your imagination to create something special that needs no elaborate sets or frippery. The Chekhov is good (no small feat). The Austen is delightful and near masterful. And I will be certain to see whatever they do next.

Popcorn Preview: Saving Mr. Banks

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Cast includes: Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility), Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Colin Farrell (Total Recall), Annie Rose B...

Trollope's Austen Update Is Too Faithful to Austen

Deborah Yaffe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Deborah Yaffe

Trollope is a nimble novelist, but her slavish devotion to every twist and turn in Austen's story makes her book a pale, unsatisfying shadow of the dark, edgy original.

How To Spend Money Like Jane Austen

Posted 04.02.2013 | Books

Reprinted from Jane Austen's Guide to Thrift by Kathleen Anderson and Susan Jones by arrangement with Berkley, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., C...

Is Life of Pi More Than an Adventure Movie?

Caryn James | Posted 01.20.2013 | Entertainment
Caryn James

It's easy to see why Pi was such a solid choice for the New York Film Festival's opening night, though: It has impeccable artistic credentials, is easy-going and unchallenging. But it's not a film you fall in love with.

Lucas Kavner

Is Ang Lee The Most Diverse Director Of All Time?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Ang Lee's best films begin with an initial calmness, a tranquility, which inevitably breaks open and gives way to desire and explosive emo...

Jane Austen Weekly: The Brain and Mind

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 12.05.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

Among her countless accomplishments, Jane Austen is making news in the field of neuroscience.

The Jane Austen Weekly: Sex Organs and Sexual Difference

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 11.27.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

What does any of this have to do with prim and proper Jane Austen? How could such a fuddy-duddy author discuss sex organs? But she does.

The Jane Austen Weekly: 'Sense and Sensibility' and the Occupy Anniversary

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 11.21.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

This week marks the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. And this week we turn to Sense and Sensibility, which features some of the very same indignities that ignited last year's protests.

Jane Austen Under the Stars (PHOTOS)

Erin Ruberry | Posted 08.28.2012 | DC
Erin Ruberry

What better place to watch Jane Austen's books-turned-movies than a historic home dating from the same period as Austen's classic novels?

Of Tempests and Teapots

George Heymont | Posted 11.04.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Two Bay area theatre companies are currently staging literary classics. One has put a daring new spin on a 400-year-old Shakespearean play; the other is staging a British adaptation of a beloved novel that is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its publication.

Texting Is So 19th Century

Pamela Newton | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology
Pamela Newton

It has recently occurred to me that email and text messaging are actually a quaint throwback to the good old days of interpersonal communication.

More Jane Austen! The Books You Don't Know

Rachel M. Brownstein | Posted 08.28.2011 | Books
Rachel M. Brownstein

So you think you know Jane Austen? Here are some works you may not have discovered yet.

Unpublished Jane Austen Manuscript Coming Up For Auction

Yahoo! News || Posted 07.23.2011 | Books

The only major Jane Austen manuscript still in private hands comes up for auction on July 14th, auction house Sotheby's said on Monday....

It's Jane Austen's Birthday!

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today scholars, readers and insanely devoted fans alike celebrate the birth of British novelist Jane Austen 235 years later. Since penning classics th...

Jane Austen's Books

npr.org | Morning Edition | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

But now -- though it may pain die-hard Austen fans -- it turns out that Austen may have simply had a very good editor. Kathryn Sutherland, a professor...

'Android Karenina' Out Today: What Would Tolstoy Think? (VIDEO)

Ben H. Winters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ben H. Winters

I'm going to go ahead and get this out of the way. Leo Tolstoy would have hated this book.

Emma Thompson And The Healing Power Of Jane Austen

Telegraph UK | JoJo Moyes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I can't have been the only one taken aback to hear that the apparently cheerful and pragmatic Emma Thompson suffered severe depression after the break...

Influences: Angelic and Demonic

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Barbara Probst Solomon

Salinger gave my generation a permission to write about our lives, our very ordinary adolescent times. He gave us our voice, our right to be serious in our own postwar, perhaps over-privileged, tones.

Top 10 Stepmothers In Literature

The Guardian | Sam Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Stepmothers get what can only be called a "bum rap" in literature. From Snow White and Cinderella to Tolstoy to Judy Blume, whenever fiction needs a ...

Leo and Kate: They Didn't Go Down With The Ship

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Here's hoping Leo and Kate do many more films together. But for now, let's celebrate their careers to-date with a sampling of their more interesting, lesser-known work, both pre-and post-Titanic.

I Write With Dead People: How to Collaborate With a Corpse

Ben H. Winters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ben H. Winters

Writing with the deceased is not as easy as it sounds. For one thing, you're really on your own when it comes to publicity; our book came out two months ago, and Jane Austen has yet to turn up for a book signing.