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  • Alex Tizon sizes up his masculinity in memoir 'Big Little Man'

    Alex Tizon sizes up his masculinity in memoir 'Big Little Man'
    You have to wait until the eighth chapter of Alex Tizon's remarkable memoir, "Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self," for confirmation that his title is the reference you've been hoping it isn't and fearing it is. All of the book has been leading...
  • ‘Pacific Rim 2′: Guillermo del Toro to direct sequel for 2017 release

     
    It's official: “Pacific Rim 2″ is a go. In the wake of director Guillermo del Toro's comments earlier this month that […]...
  • 'Twee' author Marc Spitz on his nod to a subculture gone too far

    'Twee' author Marc Spitz on his nod to a subculture gone too far
    The subtitle of "Twee" (It Books: 354 pp, $16.99 paper), Marc Spitz's new cultural history, says it all: "The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and Film." How we so "gently" arrived here, however, needs an explanation. In Spitz's...
  • 'Snowpiercer' director Bong Joon-ho conducts the sci-fi train his way

    'Snowpiercer' director Bong Joon-ho conducts the sci-fi train his way
    He has been referred to as Korea's version of Quentin Tarantino, with Quentin Tarantino himself recently likening him to Steven Spielberg. Now, with the ambitious sci-fi action film "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho makes his English-language debut and a bid...
  • 'The Quick' taps a tired vampire vein in gothic lit

    'The Quick' taps a tired vampire vein in gothic lit
    Vampires have become so prevalent in fiction and film that it's increasingly difficult to wring any new changes on such a hoary supernatural trope. A few recent writers have successfully risen to the challenge — among them the Swedish novelist...
  • Saturn Awards: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘Her,’ ‘Walking Dead’ win big

     
    Accepting “The Walking Dead's” prize for best syndicated/cable television series, executive producer Scott Gimple, surrounded by cast members past and […]...
  • 'Liberty's Torch' reveals a statue with a storied past

    'Liberty's Torch' reveals a statue with a storied past
    Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is an all-but-forgotten figure in American history. He was, however, responsible for one of the most enduring symbols of the United States: the Statue of Liberty. A Frenchman from Alsace, he conceived, designed, sold and...
  • 'Nature's God' explores 'heretical origins' of religion in U.S.

    'Nature's God' explores 'heretical origins' of religion in U.S.
    Matthew Stewart wants to make one thing perfectly clear: The United States was not founded as a Christian nation. The principles that inspired the American Revolution, he argues in "Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic," belong...
  • 'West of the Revolution' charts the 1776 American frontier

    'West of the Revolution' charts the 1776 American frontier
    As America's founders gathered in Philadelphia in 1776, two Franciscans named Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Francisco Silvestre Velez de Escalante began a journey west from Santa Fe, N.M., hoping to find a way to the Pacific Coast. Negotiating with...
  • Hemingway's favorite burger is a moveable feast

    Hemingway's favorite burger is a moveable feast
    He was a soldier, a boxer, a hunter, a fisherman, a drinker, a father and the writer of words and stories that aimed to be, above all else, true and honest and pure. He also knew how to make one hell of a hamburger. Ernest Hemingway would have...
  • Film Review: 'Giovanni's Island'

    Through an unusual blend of realistic storytelling and childlike imagination, a little-known, never-before-filmed chapter of Japanese history comes to light in "Giovanni's Island," the moving if somewhat manipulative account of two boys forced to leave...