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  • Haruki Murakami's 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki' paints haunting picture

    Haruki Murakami's "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" begins with a simple premise: A Tokyo railroad engineer, the Tsukuru Tazaki of the novel's title, unable to get over the summer of his sophomore year in college, when for no reason...
  • Joshua Wolf Shenk argues for the dynamism of duos in 'Powers of Two'

    Joshua Wolf Shenk argues for the dynamism of duos in 'Powers of Two'
    Writer Joshua Wolf Shenk seems to be asking a good-natured, almost ingenuous question in his new book: Where does creativity come from? But in a time when creativity — and its corporate cousin, "innovation" — has become commodified and...
  • Ted Hope traces long career in indie film in 'Hope for Film'

    Ted Hope traces long career in indie film in 'Hope for Film'
    Ted Hope's new book "Hope for Film" is part memoir, part manual, part manifesto as it traces his long career in independent filmmaking, mostly and most notably as a producer but more recently with a brief excursion into the nonprofit world and then onto...
  • Kanae Minato's 'Confessions' hits its mark with a vengeance

    Kanae Minato's 'Confessions' hits its mark with a vengeance
    Before she became a bestselling novelist, Kanae Minato was a Japanese home economics teacher and housewife. Somewhere between the laundry and cooking, she wrote her debut, "Confessions," the most delightfully evil book you will read this year....
  • Sci-fi hit 'The Giver' reaches the big screen

    Sci-fi hit 'The Giver' reaches the big screen
    It’s taken nearly 20 years to get “The Giver” — a popular science-fiction Young Adult novel and winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal — to the big screen. “I’m glad it happened while I was still alive,” 77-year-...
  • Review: 'The Zhivago Affair' by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée

    Review: 'The Zhivago Affair' by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
    Literature thrives on repression. At certain times, and under certain regimes, it has been thought by many to be not worth just making sacrifices for, but actually worth dying for, and the more autocratic the government, the greater cachet it possesses in...
  • Gillian Anderson's first book, a supernatural thriller, is coming

    Gillian Anderson's first book, a supernatural thriller, is coming
    Actress Gillian Anderson has written a supernatural/science fiction thriller, "A Vision of Fire," which will begin a series to be published by Simon & Schuster. Anderson's EarthEnd Saga will launch Simon451, a new Simon & Schuster imprint publishing...
  • Film Review: 'Dancing Arabs'

    A young Arab in Israel struggles to find his place and an identity amid necessary compromises in Eran Riklis' "Dancing Arabs," a film designed to make Jews -- not just Israelis -- comfortable with Arabs. That is, until the finale, when bigoted alarmists...
  • Co-director of "Frozen" will film classic "A Wrinkle in Time" for Disney

    Co-director of "Frozen" will film classic "A Wrinkle in Time" for Disney
    Let’s be clear from the beginning. There is such a thing as a tesseract, and Disney is going to let the writer and co-director of its wildly popular “Frozen” tackle a film adaptation of the sci-fi and fantasy classic that will explain...
  • 'Hundred-Foot Journey' takes forever to complete

    'Hundred-Foot Journey' takes forever to complete
    The culinary culture clash comedy "The Hundred-Foot Journey" dawdles, like a meal that drags on and on because the waiter is too busy texting to bother bringing you the check. Based on the Richard Morais novel, it's a low-flame romance and low-heat...
  • Lev Grossman's 'The Magician's Land' closes the book

    Lev Grossman's 'The Magician's Land' closes the book
    There is a certain type of novel that seems to have been written especially for readers who have read a lot of books. These books are written by authors who elevate story above all other concerns and offer an immersion into (sometimes literal) other...