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  • No longer a kid, Radcliffe is still �in the candy store� finding wildly different roles to play

    He just turned 25. So there's no calling Daniel Radcliffe "kid" any more. But there is something of the "kid in a candy store" to his wide-ranging choice of roles in the short time since he hung up Harry Potter's invisibility cloak. He played a lawyer...
  • Prime Focus Makes Big Bet on 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'

    Vancouver, Canada -- It's a tale as old as Hollywood: A new kid hits town with big dreams, makes some mistakes, stumbles, gets back up and claws a path to the top. Usually that's a cautionary fable about singers or actors, but in recent years it's...
  • Music Supervisors Wax Eloquent On Art, Craft of Complex Profession

    Some of music supervision's leading lights visited Variety recently to talk shop. Participants included Guild of Music Supervisors president Maureen Crowe ("Chicago," "The Bodyguard"); Anton Monsted, senior VP of Fox Music, who helped craft Baz Luhrmann's...
  • On his birthday: Samuel Fuller, novelist?

    When we think of Samuel Fuller — who was born 102 years ago today, in Worcester, Mass. — it’s as a filmmaker. “Pickup on South Street,” “Park Row,” “Shock Corridor,” “The Big Red One”:...
  • Robin Williams' rise no surprise to a writer dazzled by unknown comic

     Robin Williams' rise no surprise to a writer dazzled by unknown comic
    Fate threw me in Robin Williams' path more than once, and I never forgot any of the encounters. He was such a wired, complex, brilliantly funny individual, no connection with him was anything like ordinary. Though Williams, who died Monday at age 63,...
  • Emmaus Public Library August reading activities continue

    From Literary Lunch for older children to young children's story times and teen read programs, education and literacy initiatives continue through August inside the Emmaus Public Library, according to the library's website. Patrons are reminded the...
  • Vernon Community Arts Center to hold naming contest for elephant statue

    The Vernon Community Arts Center has had an elephant statue on its front lawn for several months, but said elephant has lacked one thing – a name. The monolithic elephant sculpture by Donna Dodson of Jamaica Plain, Mass., stands 8 feet tall on a...
  • Postal Service criticized for favoring pop culture on stamps

    Postal Service criticized for favoring pop culture on stamps
    Harry Potter, Elvis and Bugs Bunny share one thing in common: Traditional stamp collectors are no fans. Some philatelists say the committee that helps the postmaster general pick new stamps is favoring pop celebrities and fictional characters over...
  • Sci-fi hit 'The Giver' reaches the big screen

    Sci-fi hit 'The Giver' reaches the big screen
    It’s taken nearly 20 years to get “The Giver” — a popular science-fiction Young Adult novel and winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal — to the big screen. “I’m glad it happened while I was still alive,” 77-year-...
  • Gillian Anderson's first book, a supernatural thriller, is coming

    Gillian Anderson's first book, a supernatural thriller, is coming
    Actress Gillian Anderson has written a supernatural/science fiction thriller, "A Vision of Fire," which will begin a series to be published by Simon & Schuster. Anderson's EarthEnd Saga will launch Simon451, a new Simon & Schuster imprint publishing...
  • Heavenly video lights up premiere at Grant Park

     Heavenly video lights up premiere at Grant Park
    It's been interesting to compare the ways in which Chicago's two major classical music festivals are combining video and film with live symphonic music this summer. While Ravinia went the commercial route by screening a couple of Hollywood blockbusters,...