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Tess of the Durbervilles

When Times Are Hard, Pick Up These Works of Literature

Meira Bienstock | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

These two novels, which are considered to be among the canon of the greatest classical works of literature, are definitely worth picking up again if you need characters to inspire you. They will remind you of the most defining and beneficial character traits which are so rare, but sing so loudly from these pages.

Truly Captive Audiences

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 07.30.2012 | Miami

The movie sweeping Miami's independent theaters this week is "Trishna," a modern take on Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" but set a continen...

Movie Review: Trishna

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.12.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Gorgeously shot and acted with aching tragic truthfulness, Michael Winterbottom's Trishna is a romance of depth and feeling.

Live from Toronto Film Festival: Tuesday 9.13.11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.14.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

My hunch about skipping the opening weekend of this year's Toronto International Film Festival has paid off, in more ways than one. Mostly, however, ...

Show Me the Sex

Suzanne Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Suzanne Morrison

Christmas is the time for 19th century novels, especially of the English variety. I've always hated them. The Brits, I decided at 13, were frustrated, neutered people. I didn't want to visit England, for fear my genitals would wither and harden like a dried pomegranate.