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  • Stranded cinema: 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity' rediscover a genre

    When Tom Hanks released "Cast Away" in 2000, he was all alone in more ways than one. Playing a man stuck for years on a remote island, the Oscar winner was helping to bring back a genre, the so-called stranded film, that hadn't had a major entry in...
  • Perfumers reach back to the Golden Age for vintage scents

    Perfumers reach back to the Golden Age for vintage scents
    In the same way that fashion designers scour the trunks and attics of the past for inspiration, perfumers periodically dip into the well of classic French perfumery when creating new fragrances. This seems to be one of those times. After decades in...
  • 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,...
  • Spring Heeled Jack To Play Every Song They've Got at Spaceland Ballroom

    Spring Heeled Jack To Play Every Song They've Got at Spaceland Ballroom
    When New Haven third-wave ska legends Spring Heeled Jack reunited for two shows at Toad's Place in 2010, every member of the band during its prime era ('96-'00 or so) returned to celebrate — aside from their drummer, the late, great Dave Karcich....
  • 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"...