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Why Capote's A Christmas Memory Is an Enduring Gift for All Seasons

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 02.18.2012 | Books
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

"Imagine a morning in late November. A coming of winter morning more than twenty years ago." It's my favorite opening in fiction, the first two lines of Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory.

Major Career Move For Scarlett Johansson!

Posted 01.18.2012 | Entertainment

"But what I'd really like to do is direct..." The line between filmmaker and movie star grows more and more blurred each day, as stars of the scree...

Happy 50th Anniversary, 'Breakfast At Tiffany's'

Posted 12.05.2011 | Fifty

Yes, we all know Holly Golightly's radiant style is timeless -- but it's officially been 50 years since "Breakfast at Tiffany's" graced the silver scr...

The Weirdest Writing Habits Of Famous Authors

Posted 09.12.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire: It's an old topic but it always manages to be interesting -- what did the authors we love do in order to write what they did? Beyo...

10 True Crime Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

Peter Manso | Posted 09.04.2011 | Books
Peter Manso

What is there to say about true-crime books? They're fun. They can be intellectually compelling, and, like the fictional variety from Hammett, Cain and that crowd, they're more often than not rooted in the far side of respectability or polite society.

Authors In Bathing Suits: Who Knew They Were This Hot?

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

We don’t know about you, but now that it’s officially summertime, we want to spend as much time in our bathing suits as humanly possible, and so, ...

Literary Feuds Over?

nytimes.com | JENNIFER SCHUESSLER | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books

When the Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul shook hands with the novelist Paul Theroux at a book festival in the Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye last weekend, one ...

When the World Was Small and Man Knew His Place in It: This Artweek.LA (May 30 - June 5)

Bill Bush | Posted 07.31.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush

HuffPost Review: Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Hey, Boo celebrates a novel, an imagination and, ultimately, a defining piece of Americana. It's always nice to see a movie that values literature and literacy -- and this is one of the better ones.

Why Harper Lee Never Wrote Another Book

latimes.com | Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic | Posted 07.13.2011 | Books

Many books and films have partisans who insist their works are loved and admired by the American people, but "To Kill a Mockingbird" is the real thing...

A Peek Inside Famous Writers’ Homes

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.05.2011 | Books

Last month, The New York Times ran a slideshow of Norman Mailer's Brooklyn Heights apartment, which will be up for sale shortly. This got us thinking ...

Writer Wednesday: Inspiring Writing Quotes From Famous Authors (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.13.2011 | Books

The hardest part is to keep going, and every writer knows it. The best have left their words of wisdom to help the rest of us plod along. We loved the...

Little Black Dress

Hayley Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Hayley Griffith

As fashion week ends and a new cycle of styles begin, how does one mange her wardrobe with the latest and greatest? Living in large city with limited ...

How Books Kept Me From Burning in Hell

Charlie Carillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

For all the complaining I've done about my Catholic school education, I'm thankful for at least one of their policies -- the required summer reading list.

Truman Capote and Gore Vidal Star in Oscar Memories

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

My friend, Lester Persky, who had produced Oscar-nominated Shampoo as well as Hair, Equus, Yanks, had invited me to the 48th Annual Academy Awards...

PHOTOS: Buy Truman Capote's Brooklyn House (Now For $2.1M LESS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The house that Truman Capote lived in while writing "Breakfast At Tiffanys" and "A House on the Heights" went on the market last year for $18 million....

Drawing Like a House Afire

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

These days,it's almost impossible to find a young architect who can draw freehand. To others, though, a computer and a pencil are simply two different ways of developing an idea. There are those who can draw, and those who prefer a computer.

Authors On Screen

flavorwire.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week, Tina Fey was awarded the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and over the weekend PBS aired the made-for-TV ceremony. Whi...

How to Dress an Author

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

I feel as if it's my personal mission to make over every dowdy author I see. I haven't quite learned how to do this tactfully, despite the strong temptation.

My Valentine to Patricia Neal

John Farr | Posted 06.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

We all know that rare thing called good character is no prerequisite for a great actress, but Patricia Neal had this quality, in spades. We will not see her like again.

Off the C(H)uff: Sam Wasson Channels Audrey Hepburn

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2010-07-16-outside.jpg Wasson's small-sized but big-hearted and original book tells how they captured the magic of the new woman in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Finding Fabulous Fun and Freedom on Fifth Avenue at 5 A.M.

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Reading Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. is a magical ride through Hollywood deal-making, star-making, and movie-making.

First-Nighter: Tammy Grimes Remains Unsinkable at The Metropolitan Room

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

It's important for me to keep things in perspective when writing about Tammy Grimes, who's just finishing up a week-long engagement at Manhattan's Metropolitan Room. After all, she's 76 now. And yet, and yet: She's still enchanting.

'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Book Uncovers The Sexy Side Of Audrey Hepburn

Vanity Fair | E.A. Hanks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Los Angeles--based writer Sam Wasson's new book, 5th Ave, 5 AM: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman, which is out...

Columbine and the End of Journalism: A Daily Blog Series, Part III

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

The lesson on this Columbine anniversary that hits April 20 may not come from the shootings themselves. But rather, how the media has covered the shootings since the ten-year anniversary last year.