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  • Both sides in the New Republic meltdown are wrong about the magazine

    Considering how devoted everyone involved in the meltdown of The New Republic is to the principles of trenchant journalism and lucid policy analysis, the most remarkable thing about the event is how obtuse they all are about the magazine's past, present...
  • Stephen King's 'It' to be 2 films, with 'True Detective' director's help

    It's exciting news for Stephen King fans, and terrifying news for everyone with a fear of clowns: The master of horror's 1986 novel "It" is finally headed to the big screen, reports Vulture. Filming on the long-discussed project will begin next summer....
  • Clermont Historic Village plans holiday lantern tour

    The South Lake County Historical Society will present its third annual "Holidays in the Village," a guided lantern tour of Clermont's Historic Village, 490 West Ave., next to the old railroad depot. The village includes The Townsend House, built in...
  • Patrick Modiano accepts the Nobel, speaks of memory and oblivion

    Patrick Modiano accepts the Nobel, speaks of memory and oblivion
    When French writer Patrick Modiano was named winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature earlier this year, American readers were caught by surprise. Only a handful of the novelist's books had been published in the U.S., leaving many American book lovers...
  • Jerry Zezima: Dear Readers: My Xmas letter 2014

    Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), I have once again decided to follow in that great tradition of boring everyone silly by writing a...
  • Design by the book: Style books to inspire decor

    Every year dozens of beautifully rendered design and style books hit the shelves. They are often perused for the pictures or used to create a tableau in a reading nook, but the real value is between the covers. There you will find inspiration,...
  • 'Regarding Susan Sontag' looks at a rock star of intellectuals

     'Regarding Susan Sontag' looks at a rock star of intellectuals
    "I love being alive" — these are the first words Susan Sontag speaks in "Regarding Susan Sontag," Nancy Kates' documentary on the late American novelist, critic and ponderer of culture high, low and whatever. For all that she was as a professional...
  • Nina Simone gets Netflix documentary treatment

    "THE MOST powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire," said Ferdinand Foch. WELL, AS if "House of Cards" wasn't enough to lure you to Netflix, now comes word of an extraordinary documentary being prepared for that cable outlet. It's about the...
  • 125 notable cookbooks highlighted in artful guide

     125 notable cookbooks highlighted in artful guide
    Cookbooks are more than books for hungry cooks is a point made delightfully clear in a new volume titled "Cookbook Book" (Phaidon, $59.95). Cookbooks can be art, cultural touchstones, life handbooks, flights of fancy, sociological tracts and self-...
  • 'Speed Limits' examines modern society's ever-quickening pace of life

     'Speed Limits' examines modern society's ever-quickening pace of life
    "Speed," it seemed to writer Aldous Huxley, "provides the one genuinely modern pleasure." In a new book, "Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left," however, modernity's deification of speed has more to do with pain than pleasure....
  • A Word, Please: A holiday gift list for mindful language lovers

    A Word, Please: A holiday gift list for mindful language lovers
    If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re a language lover. And if you’re a language lover, there’s a good chance your holiday gift list includes some birds of a feather — fellow language lovers who’d...