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  • 'Weekend' a home movie of sorts for Thomas Dolby

    'Weekend' a home movie of sorts for Thomas Dolby
    The world of moneyed Northern California liberals — a specific genus of the 1 percent all its own — is satirized from within in the seriocomic indie "Last Weekend" (at the Siskel Film Center through Oct. 9).
  • New official James Bond novel to be written by Anthony Horowitz

    New official James Bond novel to be written by Anthony Horowitz
    A new official James Bond novel will be written by bestselling British author and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz. The Ian Fleming estate has given Horowitz an unpublished story to work with; it's set in the competitive car-racing circuit. The story...

    Book Talk: Susan Vreeland on writing, art and history

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Best-selling author Susan Vreeland's latest book, "Lisette's List," merges art and history in the World War Two era in the south of France. In the novel, Vreeland's eighth, Parisian art lover Lisette Roux adjusts to life in the small...

    Lena Dunham and Laurie Penny rewrite womanhood for the 21st century

    Lena Dunham and Laurie Penny rewrite womanhood for the 21st century
    "What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open," poet Muriel Rukeyser wrote in 1968, a moment when the world was already splitting open and women had started to tell the truth about their lives (not to mention...

    Worst Writers Sought

      I announced this last week in my column, but I figured I also should put the word out here about this year’s local version of the Bulwer-Lytton bad writing contest.   Here’s a quick review of what this is about. The international contest,...