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  • Meet the astrophysicist whose 1980 blind date led to 'Interstellar'

    Meet the astrophysicist whose 1980 blind date led to 'Interstellar'
    It started with a blind date. Theoretical astrophysicist Kip Thorne was a divorced, single dad raising a teenage daughter when he got a call in September 1980 from a close friend — who happened to be fellow scientist Carl Sagan. Would Thorne...
  • Mike Nichols' spirit lives on in Chicago radio

    Mike Nichols' spirit lives on in Chicago radio
    According to legend, in the early days of Chicago classical music radio station WFMT-FM 98.7, co-founder Rita Jacobs noticed that folk music was surging in popularity and asked a young announcer, Mike Nichols, to start a weekly show. Jacobs gave Nichols...
  • In Bill Cosby saga, feelings of betrayal and vague complicity

    Mere months after a heated public debate over an editorial in which Dylan Farrow once again accused her father, Woody Allen, with molestation, Americans find themselves embroiled in a similar but even more emotionally wrenching news cycle. Earlier...
  • Mar del Plata Readies 'Alptraum,' 'Earth, 'Myu'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - MAR DEL PLATA - Three tales of neurosis, happy or not - "Alptraum," from Ana Piterbarg ("Everybody Has a Plan"), Daniel Rosenthal's "To The Center of the Earth" and Balatasar Tokman's "Looking For Myu" feature in the 29th Mar...
  • 'Case for Sustainable Meat' takes on many sacred cows

    When food guru Michael Pollan recently tweeted in support of Nicolette Hahn Niman's new book, "Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production," the protest that followed made it perfectly obvious why such a book is necessary. "A Cattle Rancher...
  • Patrick Modiano's 'Suspended Sentences': Mysteries of existential sort

    When Patrick Modiano won the Nobel Prize for literature in October, a lot of readers (myself included) were taken by surprise. Until now, he has been relatively unknown in the U.S., although he is a bestseller in his native France and winner of the Prix...
  • Manoel de Oliveira : 'O Velho do Restelo,' a Reflection About Mankind (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Manoel de Oliveira, the world's oldest working film director, who turns 106 this December, had the world premiere of his most recent work, the 19-minute short film "The Old Man of Belem" in this year's Venice Film Festival....
  • Mar del Plata Fest Mixes Auteurs, New Talent, Looks to Build Industry Heft

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Some things don't change. Graced by Viggo Mortensen and Paul Schrader, the International Competition jury prexy, Argentina's 29th Mar del Plata Festival will bow Nov. 22 with Abel Ferrara's "Pasolini." Its choice as Mar del...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Revival" By Stephen King (Scribner, $30). Two men — one an addict, the other a fallen minister — reunite after more than a century. Last week: — 2. "Gray Mountain" by John Grisham (Doubleday, $28.95). A lawyer...
  • Author Douglas Kennedy to Adapt Two Novels for TV with France's AB Groupe (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - PARIS -- Douglas Kennedy, a critically-acclaimed American novelist known for his keen eye, is set to make his TV drama debut with France's AB Groupe and indie producer Sydney Gallonde, Variety has learned exclusively....
  • The personal, provocative on display in fall photo books

    The personal, provocative on display in fall photo books
    Photography books tend to come in two distinct flavors: collections focused on a favorite subject or celebrity and those where authorship of the images is the essential point. Some of the best of this season fall squarely into the latter category —...