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  • ‘Supergirl’ series flies to CBS in new wave of comic book-inspired TV

     
    Supergirl is soaring onto the small screen in a new one-hour drama, the latest in a flurry of TV shows […]...
  • Review: 'The Disunited States' by Vladimir Pozner

    Review: 'The Disunited States' by Vladimir Pozner
    French intellectuals love trying to figure out America. Essential to our victory in the Revolutionary War, our first international ally, and beloved by Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, France occupies an odd space in the...
  • Review: 'The Betrayers' by David Bezmozgis

    Review: 'The Betrayers' by David Bezmozgis
    The immigrant novel, it seems to me, is a kind of existentialist genre. Of course, this should come as no surprise. Few among us must reckon with the most fundamental questions of existence at the level and frequency that immigrants necessarily do. For...
  • Syfy's 'Childhood's End' to Shoot in Australia

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HONG KONG - Syfy's upcoming six-hour mini-series "Childhood's End," is to shoot from November in Melbourne, Australia. The epic U.S. science fiction series is based on the classic 1953 Arthur C. Clarke novel, follows a...
  • E-reader: Getting a shock from Simon Winchester

    E-reader: Getting a shock from Simon Winchester
    The Man With the Electrified Brain by Simon Winchester, 1-hour read, $1.99, Byliner "The Man With the Electrified Brain" by Simon Winchester (author of "The Professor and the Madman") traces his terrifying and dangerous descent into madness. In the...
  • Box office: 'Maze Runner' launches to $1.1 million Thursday night

    "The Maze Runner," 20th Century Fox's post-apocalyptic teen thriller, opened solidly on Thursday night as it looks to take the top box office spot in its first weekend. Beginning at 2,200 U.S. locations at 10 p.m., the young adult novel adaptation...
  • X-Men Spinoff 'Deadpool' to Hit Theaters Feb. 12, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Fox and Marvel have slotted "Deadpool," their long-in-development "X-Men" spin-off, for Feb. 12, 2016. Ryan Reynolds, who portrayed the character in 2009's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," has been expected to star for many years,...
  • First-rate action, solid performances propel 'Maze Runner'

    One of the problems with movies based on young adult fiction "Divergent," "Ender's Game" and "The Giver" is that they tend to take a long time trying to explain the complicated world where the action unfolds. In "The Maze Runner" based on the James...
  • Fall movies: Lehigh Valley actors, artists make their marks

    Fall movies: Lehigh Valley actors, artists make their marks
    Even with Dwayne Johnson and Dane DeHaan sitting out the season, the next four months will offer plenty of opportunities to check out local talent on the big screen. From animated films such as "The Boxtrolls" and "The Penguins of Madagascar" to film...
  • REVIEW: 'Tennessee Williams' by John Lahr

    REVIEW: 'Tennessee Williams' by John Lahr
    Any biographer entering a crowded field — and the life and work of the great playwright Tennessee Williams is hardly virgin territory, given the confessional diaries, the innumerable extant letters, the documentary films, the previous analyses of...
  • What is the Midwestern literary tradition?

    What is the Midwestern literary tradition?
    You have your Southern Gothic tales and your Westerns, the San Francisco beats and the New York poets — but what is the literary tradition of the Midwest? It's a hazy question: People don't think of the Rust Belt as a nexus of literary culture....