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  • Christopher Noxon on being a 'domestic first responder' and 'Plus One'

    Christopher Noxon on being a 'domestic first responder' and 'Plus One'
    L.A. writer Christopher Noxon bears more than a passing resemblance to the protagonist of his first novel, "Plus One" (Prospect Park: 288 pp., $24.95). Both Noxon and his fictional counterpart, Alex Sherman-Zicklin, have beards and wear glasses. Both...
  • Book Review: 'The Last American Vampire' takes a bite out of history

    Book Review: 'The Last American Vampire' takes a bite out of history
    Don’t let the book’s title fool you: We haven’t heard the last of vampires. In “The Last American Vampire,” author Seth Grahame-Smith expands his world of the undead. Its predecessor, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,...
  • 'Taking of Tiger Mountain' tops $110 million at China box office

    'Taking of Tiger Mountain' tops $110 million at China box office
    “The Taking of Tiger Mountain” stayed atop the Chinese box office for a second week in a row last week, with the war film by director Tsui Hark becoming the first $100-million film of 2015 in the country. “Tiger,” a 3-D action...
  • Exclusive: Kate Beaton to follow ‘Hark! A Vagrant’ with ‘Step Aside, Pops’

     
    Cartoonist Kate Beaton, the author of 2011's acclaimed “Hark! A Vagrant” and the wildly popular webcomic on which it is […]...
  • New on DVD: 'Boyhood' tops new DVD releases this week

    It's time to start getting caught up with movies that have Oscar potential. One of the leading contenders hits stores this week. "Boyhood," Grade A-: So much has been made about the lengthy process used to film this story of a boy's life from age 5-18....
  • 'Paddington' hopes to find a home in America

    Paul King, the writer and director of the new British family film "Paddington," recalled the dread that came over people's faces when he mentioned he was doing a movie about the adorable young bear that has enchanted children for nearly six decades....
  • Orlando Shakespeare Theater ready to launch "To Kill A Mockingbird"

    Orlando Shakespeare Theater ready to launch "To Kill A Mockingbird"
    As Warren Kelley sees it, there’s a very steep hill he’s going to be walking on – one he knows is likely to be insurmountable. “Seemingly, it’s a mountain that cannot be climbed,” he said. “And yet, despite...
  • Review: 'Huck Finn's America' by Andrew Levy

    Review: 'Huck Finn's America' by Andrew Levy
    Given the fact that, nowadays, even best-selling authors have all the public visibility of sewer workers, it's difficult to realize that, at one point in our history, ordinary people not only knew who celebrated writers were but could actually be...
  • Writer Michele Serros dies at 48

    Writer Michele Serros dies at 48
    I used to know Michele Serros — who died of cancer Sunday at her home in Berkeley at the age of 48 — a little bit. In the mid-1990s she and I, along with a bunch of other people, helped launch PEN in the Classroom, a program to put writers...
  • Ridiculing of leaders through satire has a long history

    More than a million people — including a camera-friendly rack of world leaders — took to the streets of Paris last weekend to march in support of free expression in the wake of the killing of cartoonists and others at the satirical magazine...
  • Has America turned into a spoof of itself?

    Has America turned into a spoof of itself?
    Did postmodernism kill literary satire? I've been wondering about this in the wake of the terror attacks on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, known for its caricatures of the prophet Muhammad; one appears on the cover of the current issue,...