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  • Filmmaker Jia Zhangke gets real in 'A Touch of Sin'

    Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke's "Unknown Pleasures," "The World" and "24 City" have been celebrated by critics and on the international festival circuit, but his work has yet to break through with a wider audience in America. That might change with his...
  • Tom Hanks' 'Captain Phillips' opening: Where does it rate?

    The results this weekend for Tom Hanks’ hijacking drama “Captain Phillips” — which took in $26 million in U.S. ticket sales from just more than 3,000 theaters -- are a tricky beast to size up. On the one hand, the movie beat...
  • Snoopzilla (a.k.a. Snoop Dogg) forms 7 Days of Funk with Dam-Funk

    Snoopzilla (a.k.a. Snoop Dogg) forms 7 Days of Funk with Dam-Funk
    Forget all about Snoop Lion, and get excited for Snoopzilla. Earlier this year Snoop Dogg released a reggae album under new moniker Snoop Lion, which traded the menacing gangster rap that made him a superstar for a rasta-inspired patois. The album,...
  • Lovecraft slowly shedding cult status

    Lovecraft slowly shedding cult status
    Earlier this month the pre-Halloween episode of “The Simpsons” opened with an elaborate three-minute segment directed by Guillermo del Toro, in which Bart joyfully skateboards up the tentacle of a gruesome, towering creature, its eight eyes...
  • Broward Center Teen Ambassadors

    Broward Center Teen Ambassadors
    Free shows, exclusive interviews, backstage passes and social media coverage add up to an indescribable theater experience. Four years ago, The Broward Center for the Performing Arts initiated the Teen Ambassador Program to encourage high school...
  • Witches cast shadows over Jeanette Winterson's 'The Daylight Gate'

    Jeanette Winterson's new novel is a strange and spare piece of horror writing about witch trials that arrives on these shores just in time for Halloween. "The Daylight Gate" is based on a real-life story of the Pendle Witches, men and women charged in...
  • Self-published erotica writers strike back

    The naughty writers have struck back. Yesterday, Jacket Copy's Carolyn Kellogg reported on Amazon, Kobo and other e-book retailers' cracking down on self-published erotica on their websites, attempting to remove titles of works that depict incest,...
  • John Landis' 'American Werewolf in London' gave horror comedy chops

    By 1980, John Landis had a string of successes under his belt — including "The Kentucky Fried Movie," "Animal House" and "The Blues Brothers" — but the writer-director had long been unable to get his script for "An American Werewolf in London"...
  • With her new album and L.A. acclaim, Former Runaway Joan Jett proves she never left

    With her new album and L.A. acclaim, Former Runaway Joan Jett proves she never left
    Don't call "Unvarnished," Joan Jett's first new album in seven years, a comeback: The queen of noise has been here for years. For an artist whose first band was laughed off as a novelty act and whose first solo album was rejected by a couple dozen labels,...
  • Swoon Reads seeks fresh young adult romances

    Swoon Reads seeks fresh young adult romances
    From "Sweet Valley High" to "Twilight," teen romances have long been popular off-the-shelf selections for young adult readers. Now, Swoon Reads, a new website maintained by Macmillan Children's Publishing at SwoonReads.com, is allowing bibliophiles to...
  • Amazon Publishing head Larry Kirshbaum to depart

    What does it mean when the high-powered head of an ambitious start-up publishing house leaves? That's what the publishing business is asking Friday after the news that Larry Kirschbaum will leave Amazon Publishing on Jan. 17, 2014. Kirschbaum, was...