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Popcorn Preview: The Counselor

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Counselor (2013) Cast includes: Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Cameron Diaz (There's some...

Movie Review: The Counselor

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ridley Scott is one of those overrated directors who, every once in a while, puts together a hard-edged, lean little film that just delivers the goods. The Counselor, unfortunately, isn't one of those efforts.

Accidental Food Writing: Cormac McCarthy's The Road

Food Riot | Posted 10.13.2013 | Taste
Food Riot

This book isn't a frolic thru post-apocalyptic America; it's not a run-down of dystopian food porn. It's a book about a father and son looking for food, and because it is so difficult to find, and so dangerous, and yet, a non-negotiable necessity, the food takes on a role of its own.

Best Road Trip Songs for Summer

Nathan Harden | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel
Nathan Harden

There's something alluring about throwing a bag in the back of your car and hitting the road in the summer time. Open spaces, scenic overlooks, unexpected detours. And, of course, no road trip would be complete without music. Here's a list of five great road trip songs.

Notes on Cormac McCarthy's The Road

Anis Shivani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Anis Shivani

The Road is one of the greatest indictments of the bourgeois novel of individual growth, the bildungsroman, the paradigmatic novelistic genre of the nineteenth century.

Zombie Therapy: An Autism's Mom's Take on The Walking Dead

Hannah Brown | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Hannah Brown

Raising a kid with autism and trying so hard to help him or her is about as tough as things get for most people in this life. So one attraction of zombie fiction for me is that, while the worlds they present may have gone to hell, all the children left are perfectly behaved.

Cormac McCarthy And 11 Other Novelists Who Wrote For The Movies

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 01.20.2012 | Home

Author Cormac McCarthy's novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, routinely hit the top of the bestseller lists and have been made into Academy Award-winni...

If All Books Were as Violent as Cormac McCarthy Books

Dave Astor | Posted 10.17.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Yup, it would be quite a literary world if all books contained as much mayhem as Cormac McCarthy novels.

Top 10 Bestselling Books In Oprah’s Book Club

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on May 20, 2011 10:31 AM | Posted 07.20.2011 | Books

To commemorate the end of Oprah’s Book Club, the Nielsen Company has compiled a list of the top ten bestselling books from Oprah Winfrey‘s magical...

Required Reading: Devastatingly Sad Books

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

We’re the first to admit that, sometimes, the best cure for a hard week, a long day or just a rainy weekend is a really sad book....

2010 Fantastic Fest #3: All Creatures Great and Small; Zombies, Vampires, and Terrible Human Beings

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

Bedeviled brings up some prickly questions about whether or not convention should be so easily accepted. How has something as disturbing as rape revenge become a "classic" of genre film?

Movie Review: Let Me In

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

American remakes of foreign films? That would be a 'no' vote. Having said that, I can heartily recommend Let Me In, the moody, touching American remake of the Swedish vampire film, Let the Right One In, from 2008.

Grinderman Is the First Great Band of the Anthropocene Epoch

Jillian Burt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jillian Burt

Grinderman is the first great band of the Anthropocene Epoch. Their music is primal, charming and funky and their lyrics are witty observations of where we stand as a civilization at this moment in geologic time.

Which Literary Dystopia Is Right For You?

Flavorwire | Chelsea Bauch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Call it society's weirdest guilty pleasure, but lately it seems like there are more apocalyptic fantasies than those of the fairytale variety. From zo...

An Apocalyptic Summer Reading List

The Millions | Emily St. John Mandel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I've long had an unhealthy interest in apocalypse. I seem not to be alone in this morbid fascination; every year new wastelands arise on screen and in...

Gallery Lion, Wild Art

Jim McNutt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim McNutt

Have you ever seen a lion in a museum? In startling footage of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, a live male African lion pads through the gallerie...

Not Be Made Right Again

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Nicholas

If we have ever spoken, ever, I have tried to persuade you to read "The Road." Friends have been subject to countless wine-infused rambles on its impo...

Are 'We the People' Baby-Eaters from The Road?

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Olivia Rosewood

The only way I could relate to the brutality of the fictitious cannibalism of The Road was through my experience with our country's health care system.

Post Apocalyptic Dining

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Thanksgiving eve, Sam and I went to see The Road, a story of a father and son as they travel the barren remains of the Northeast in a post apocalyptic...

What The NYTimes Paperback Best Sellers Tell Us About Ourselves!

Eileen Stukane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Eileen Stukane

Take a look at those capsule descriptions on the New York Times bestseller list. Without ever reading the books themselves, they tell a pretty funny story about our efforts to cope with what lies ahead.

From No Country For Old Men To No Movie For Faith Audiences? I Don't Think So

Larry Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Larry Ross

On the surface, The Road has enough drama and thrills to quench the craving of any Friday night movie buff. But its greatest impact will not be on the screen, but afterwards, in discussions about the vital issues it raises.

Cormac McCarthy's Typewriter Goes To Auction

The New York Times | PATRICIA COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Cormac McCarthy has written more than a dozen novels, several screenplays, two plays, two short stories, countless drafts, letters and more -- and nea...

Michael Kenneth Williams Talks Wonderful World and Omar of The Wire

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"I'm a little rusty at chess," Williams says. "Matthew [Broderick] has got me by a hair." Williams smiles at the memory -- and seems tickled simply by the fact that he's a working actor.

The Film of Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road' Is About To Open, So I Read the Book. I'm Still Shaking.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Opening soon: the movie made from the novel of The Road. I saw the preview and was impressed, so I picked up the book. And, to my surprise, it knocked me out.

Movie Review: The Book of Eli

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This is a movie that has few ideas of its own, except for one large and highly suspect central one.