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  • Movie review: Bright Star -- 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Bright Star -- 4 out of 5 stars
    John Keats' life, love and death make him a romantic cliche and a fine subject for a period romance in Bright Star. Consider -- his now-revered poetry was scorned in his lifetime. He was genteel yet poor, dependent on the kindness of friends. He died...
  • Video: Abbie Cornish on 'Bright Star'

     
    All Oscarologists know how much academy voters love ing??nues, especially when they portray lovers. In "Bright Star," Abbie Cornish embodies one of the immortals: Fanny Brawne, the woman adored by the world's greatest romantic poet, John Keats, who died...
  • 'Bright Star' to shine at the Oscars?

     
    "Bright Star" just opened with luminous reviews, scoring 81 at Metacritic. The L.A. Times calls this dramatization of poet John Keats' (Ben Whishaw) tragic love affair with the girl next door (Abbie Cornish) "one of the most moving, most transporting love...
  • Serving poetry with your pumpkin pie

     
    Many of our Thanksgiving traditions are slightly twisted versions of what really happened. There wasn't any turkey served; the first one was probably in Texas, not Massachusetts; Pilgrims didn't dress in black or wear tall hats. But if our myths......
  • Harvard's history of reading

     
    Last year, the National Endowment for the Arts declared Reading on the Rise after issuing a dire report five years earlier, Reading at Risk. This back and forth about the state of reading -- who reads, what they read and......
  • School reading: Daisy Hay on 'Jane Eyre'

     
    Daisy Hay is the author of "Young Romantics: The Tangled Lives of English Poetry's Greatest Generation." The book, which came out this spring, focuses on Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, John Keats and journalist Leigh Hunt, along with........
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald's flask, on the anniversary of his death

     
    It's the 70th anniversary of F. Scott Fitzgerald's death. Have you seen his flask?...
  • 29 literary films to fill your holidays [Updated]

     
    A list of 29 top literary films, from 1982 to 2010....
  • '30 Rock' recap: Saving Mel Gibson's sex jacuzzi

     
    After months of anticipation, Kabletown finally assumed control of NBC on Thursday night's "30 Rock." It was a bittersweet moment for Jack, who stood on the sidewalk outside Rockefeller Center and watched as the neon sign atop the "giant robot......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Did Vladimir Nabokov work an actual baseball headline into his novel 'Pale Fire'?

     
    BASEBALL LEGEND: Vladimir Nabokov worked an actual baseball headline into his acclaimed novel Pale Fire. STATUS: I'm Going With False. Vladimir Nabokov was one of the most acclaimed writers of the 20th Century, both as a novelist (with his most......