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Oscar-winning Dame Helen Mirren Stirs The Tempest & Makes Us See Red This Season

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

It's no surprise that British actress Helen Mirren has played royalty, especially Queens -- she's played monarchs six times. But that doesn't mean that this stage and screen doyen behaves in a haughty, doyen-ish manner.

Tolstoy Fled In The Middle Of The Night 100 Years Ago Today

Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today, on October 28, exactly 100 years ago, Leo Tolstoy disappeared in the middle of the night. He was found two days later in a monastery; his flig...

Russia Forgets Tolstoy?

Telegraph UK | Andrew Osborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Tolstoy is better appreciated in the West, academics claim, even though Western readers discovered classics such as War and Peace a good century after...

Not So Fast, Avatar: Predicting the Oscar Predictions

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

This year's Oscar telecast won't exactly have the element of surprise. Here's my predictions of who will get nominated in most categories.

Tolstoy: A Voice From the Past

Steve North | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve North

The Last Station, is the compelling new film about Tolstoy's final months. I believe I'm the only journalist who ever interviewed, on audiotape, one of the few people who were in the "last station" with Tolstoy in 1910.

Christopher Plummer Rocks Tolstoy's Beard in The Last Station

Kristin McCracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

When Tribeca Film talked with Plummer at a roundtable last month, it was a little overwhelming to be in the presence of such an icon in his own right. At 82, Plummer is still bright, vital and easily amused.