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Review: An Ian McEwan trifle
Sweet Tooth — a light, comic novel from Ian McEwan, tells the story of an intelligence agent in MI5 in the '70s.
| November 16, 2012
Of all the details to emerge from the Norway atrocities last Friday, one of the most harrowing was the thought of those frightened, bewildered youngsters leaping from the shores of Utøya, dragging their limbs through the gloppy water as if in some kind
Death’s confluence: Amy Winehouse and the Norwegian terror victims
| July 29, 2011
Despite admirable wall-to-wall coverage from the national mainstream press and unusually in-depth reports from network television and cable, the Huffington Post has emerged as perhaps the single best go-to source for developing news and wide-ranging com
The Huffington Post owns Gulf coverage; plus, that Hitchens memoir
| June 04, 2010
The definition of film noir has become elastic through the years. Of the five movies included in the MFA’s series “Rialto’s Best of British Film Noir” only two, strictly speaking, are noirs: Brighton Rock, Graham Greene & Terence Rattigan’s adaptatio
And mostly masterpieces, at the Museum of Fine Arts from June 2-13.
| May 28, 2010
Spring fiction goes international, starting with a whiff of the Caribbean.
Fiction, non-fiction, poetry
| March 12, 2010
Senses come alive
Are Jay-Z’s synapses wired to express supreme confidence?
Did art prove science before science did?
| February 13, 2008
The Oscars go to Hell
Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
| January 18, 2008
Do the write thing
Writers grow tiresome when they (a) write about writers, (b) write about writing, or (c) write about the difference between “fiction” and “reality.”
The redemption of fictional reality in Atonement
| December 05, 2007
Four years ago, Scottish actor James McAvoy starred in an adaptation of the Frank Herbert classic Children of Dune for the Sci-Fi channel.
James McAvoy and Atonement
| December 05, 2007
Out with the book tour?
Powell’s Books is trying out an alternative to the traditional author’s book-reading event to promote a new release.
| June 06, 2007
Glee and venom
Of the great modernist playwrights, Harold Pinter has had the most intimate relationship with film.
Lacerating Harold Pinter at the Harvard Film Archive
| May 08, 2007
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