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Tortured Souls Tell Great Stories

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Worthy fiction draws us into a world where the characters are emotionally driven and tortured. Their mistakes and triumphs must resonate as real. Human nature doesn't change.

Plugged in and Feeling the Fiction

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Mark Rubinstein

Imagine wearing a vest-like device while reading a book, so that when you come upon a scene brimming with heart-racing tension, the vest emits vibrations to increase your heart rate.

Meryl Streep Turns 64: A Look At Her Career Through The Years

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment

Happy Birthday, Meryl Streep! This year will find the actress joining forces with Julia Roberts for the highly anticipated adaptation of "August: Osag...

Jason Linkins

The More Virginia Voters Examine Their Gubernatorial Candidates, The Less They Like Their Options

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

One of the few electoral contests this year that promises to be both high-profile and somewhat competitive is the terrible, horrible, no good, very ba...

For Her Birthday, The Ten Best Meryl Streep Movies

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Today, our most celebrated actress, Meryl Streep, turns 63. Can it be possible? My own top-ten list below reflects what I believe are her best films. On her birthday, let's say: "Bravo, Meryl Streep."

William Styron In A Daughter's Words

nytimes.com | DWIGHT GARNER | Posted 06.20.2011 | Books

When Alexandra Styron, the youngest of the novelist William Styron’s four children, was growing up, she writes in her new memoir, there was one invi...

ON THE 48TH ANNUAL NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Vazquez

by Michael Vazquez Two weeks after the close of the New York Film Festival, herewith, my first posting, by way of random notes on thirty-nine films: ...

Never Again: Ten Great Holocaust Films You May Have Missed

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

We should all periodically revisit the best books and films on the Holocaust, however unpleasant, to keep our own awareness, watchfulness, and revulsion very much alive. There is no shortage of worthy choices.

Random House Gives Up eBook Rights To Styron's Works

The New York Times | Motoko Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After publicly staking a claim to the right to publish electronic versions of books that already have a long history in print, Random House appears to...

eBook Rights: The Role Of Publishers Is Greater Than It May Seem

The New York Times | JONATHAN GALASSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

News that the heirs of William Styron, the author of "Sophie's Choice," are licensing the electronic-publishing rights for some of his Random House bo...

Jacqueline Bisset, Actress with Legendary Film Pedigree, Stars in Death in Love Filmed, Set & Opening in NYC

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Penelope Andrew

The film is set in New York City in the 1990s. Yakin, a native New Yorker, shot the film in 25 days and financed it himself.

Women in Hollywood: The Critics, the Directors, the Actresses, the Oscars and Where are the Female D.P.s?

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

It's Hollywood's loss. To keep women out of the nominations and awards for the Oscars. To ignore female film critics. To pretend women directors of photography do not exist.