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  • Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'

    Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'
    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died. He was 89 and had been in failing health. A...
  • LGBT Characters Lacking in Studio Films, Study Finds

    After undertaking its Studio Responsibility Index (SRI) for the second year to exam the quantity and quality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender representation in mainstream Hollywood, nonprofit organization GLAAD has determined that the 2013...
  • Summer sci-fi: an up-to-minute reflection of our transnational world

    It may seem unlikely, but intergalactic robots, a train that traverses the globe and a woman with drug-induced superpowers indeed all have something to say about the reality of our actual right now even while imagining uncanny alternate paths. Michael...
  • Joan Rivers riles Young Hollywood, but she's got youth on her side

     Joan Rivers riles Young Hollywood, but she's got youth on her side
    The moment Joan Rivers stormed out of a CNN interview earlier this month, she thought she might be losing her mind. "I was worried," she said, "because the first sign of Alzheimer's is that you get crankier. I swear to you." But at 9 a.m. during a...
  • Chinese chick-flick dethrones 'Transformers' from atop mainland box office

    Chinese chick-flick dethrones 'Transformers' from atop mainland box office
    A quartet of Chinese gal-pals dethroned “Transformers: Age of Extinction” from atop the mainland box office last week, as “Tiny Times 3” took in $51.8 million to claim the No. 1 ranking. In its first three days in theaters, the...
  • Beyonce teases 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer on Instagram

    Pop diva Beyonce is certainly no stranger to getting folks hot and bothered, and she did so once again by posting a teaser for the eagerly anticipated erotic drama "Fifty Shades of Grey" on her Instagram account over the weekend. The teaser suggests the...
  • Chuck Palahniuk Working on 'Fight Club' Comicbook Series Sequel

    "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk is working on a sequel to the novel as a 10-issue comicbook series for Dark Horse Comics. The first novel, which David Fincher adapted into a movie starring Brad Pitt and Ed Norton in 1999, follows the story of an...
  • 'Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel' conjures a new literary form

     'Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel' conjures a new literary form
    It's tempting to frame Anya Ulinich's "Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel" in terms of its antecedents: Bernard Malamud and Anton Chekhov, on the one hand, both of whom are referenced in the narrative, and on the other, graphic novelists such as Marjane Satrapi...
  • Women & Children First starts fresh chapter with new owners

    Women & Children First starts fresh chapter with new owners
    Women & Children First bookstore enthusiasts, of whom there are legions, let out a collective cheer last week when the outgoing owners announced they were handing the reins to Sarah Hollenbeck and Lynn Mooney, current employees and friends to the...
  • Corinth Films of Riegeslville distributes classics such as Fellini's '8' and new movies

    Riegelsville has a population of fewer than 900 but nestled in the teeny Bucks Country community is a world-class operation. The father/son team of John Poole and John Poole Jr. run Corinth Films, a distributor of classic cinema and new theatrical...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Robert Smart promoted to dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Quinnipiac University

    Robert Smart, of Middletown, professor and chair of English and director of the writing program, has been promoted to dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Quinnipiac University. "Bob brings to the position incredible experience, energy, vision...