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  • Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias

    Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias
    Freshmen at colleges around the country for years have been assigned to read the same books as a way to bond at orientation and to encourage intellectual interactions rather than just social ones. But this year, some of the reading selections are coming...
  • 'The View' Taps Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace to Round Out Panel

    "The View" makeover is complete, as actress Rosie Perez and Republican PR vet Nicolle Wallace are said to be close to deals to join the ABC daytime talkshow alongside Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg later this month. Perez (pictured left) and Wallace...
  • Before the fall: 10 books to read right now

    The seasonal tsunami of summer book releases is calming to a light chop as publishers prepare to promote and release their most prestigious titles by their biggest names for the fall season. That's when half the year's book sales occur. Which is no...
  • Amazon ignites culture clash over France's beloved bookstores

    PARIS Like many of the bouquinistes, the booksellers who line the banks of the Seine in the French capital, Bernard Terrades is a bit brusque. Terrades specializes in thrillers, and he speaks in the clipped, precise patois of the literature he sells. And...
  • Park Chan-wook to Shoot Sexy Crime Story 'Fingersmith'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - SEOUL - "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook has set an adaptation of the novel "Fingersmith," a sexually-tinged crime novel by British writer Sarah Waters, as his next directorial project. The film is to begin shooting early...
  • Rowland Saga Is A Shame

    Rowland Saga Is A Shame
    He's back ... Before a federal judge and jury, that is. What a pity. That's not a good place for an ex-politician up on corruption charges to be. Former Gov. John G. Rowland had the education, family background, community standing, political skills,...
  • Sicilian mobster wins literary prize, stirring controversy

    A jailed Sicilian mobster who cannot remember how many people he has killed has sparked a row in Italy after being awarded a top literary prize for his autobiography. Giuseppe Grassonelli, 49, who was given a life sentence in 1992 for at least a dozen...
  • Netflix Orders 'Hemlock Grove' Third and Final Season

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Netflix has picked up "Hemlock Grove," the gothic horror series from executive producer Eli Roth, for a third and final season, the company announced. The 10-episode final season of the original series, based on Brian...
  • Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems

    Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems
    Once again, the poets came through. When we asked readers to submit opinionated poems for this year's Op-Ed poetry pages, we heard from nearly 1,000 of you. Your poems dealt with just about every aspect of modern life — with war and peace, with...
  • Telluride: From 'Birdman' to 'Mommy,' Festival Soars Above the Fray

    JUSTIN CHANG: How was your Telluride, Scott? Mine was terrific -- though I should note that I don't really have a frame of reference, being a first-timer at this annual mountainside mecca for movie lovers. Still, I'm happy to report that just about...
  • 'If I Stay' Star Chloë Moretz Rents Grown Up House

    WHO: Chloë Moretz (and family) LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $11,000 per month (list price) SIZE: 3,882 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: The last several weeks brought an almost bizarre number of inquiries from hither and yon...