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  • Stephenie Meyer on 'Twilight': 'I Am So Over It'

    "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer is done with the vampire franchise. "I get further away every day," she told Variety. "I am so over it. For me, it's not a happy place to be." Meyer has been promoting the Aug. 16 release of whimsical comedy...
  • Q&A Stephenie Meyer: 'Twilight' Author Trades Undead for Well-Bred in 'Austenland'

    "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer is moving on. She's put a stake in the heart of her megahit vampire franchise, and saw modest results ($48 million worldwide) earlier this year from an adaptation of her romantic sci-fi novel "The Host." These days,...
  • Art blogs launch 'A Day for Detroit'

    Art blogs launch 'A Day for Detroit'
    Auction house appraisers have been summoned to Detroit, which is seeking bankruptcy protection, for the gruesome purpose of assessing the market value of the sprawling city-owned art collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The museum could sell...
  • Jane Austen would agree: Err on the side of kindness

    This column begins with Jane Austen, the English author of corseted drawing room romances who wrote anonymously and in secret out of a sense of propriety. A woman in Regency England simply did not bring public attention to herself. Thanks, at least in...
  • 'Austenland' features unlikely pair, unlikely film

    'Austenland' features unlikely pair, unlikely film
    It may not seem like your typical rom-com duo: Keri Russell, known as a clandestine Russian spy in FX's retro thriller “The Americans,” and Bret McKenzie of New Zealand's comic-music duo, “Flight of the Conchords.” Put them both in...
  • Unopened vintage cigarette tins in excellent condition will bring a pretty penny

    Q: I've done Internet searches but cannot find any info on my two unopened cans of Chesterfield cigarettes from the 1950s. A: Images sent show that our reader indeed has two unopened round tins, each holding 50 unfiltered Chesterfield cigarettes. Imagine...
  • Statue of wet Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy installed in London lake

    As if the opportunity to watch “Downton Abbey” three months before everyone in America weren’t enough, here’s yet another reason to move to England:  An enormous statue depicting Colin Firth as a dripping wet Mr. Darcy in the...
  • Boston Remains Devoted To Hosting Afternoon Teas

    Boston Remains Devoted To Hosting Afternoon Teas
    BOSTON — Dining at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Rowes Wharf comes with views of mega-yachts. But the four women who have gathered for tea by a window at the hotel's Sea Grille only have eyes for a three-tiered assortment of edibles. Tea sandwiches...
  • Summer Movie Sneaks complete list

    The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Sneaks list: In the...
  • 'The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P' chronicles the life of a serial dater

    'The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P' chronicles the life of a serial dater
    With courage and determination and more than a little bit of moxie, Adelle Waldman set out to crack the code. For her debut novel, a modern-day comedy of manners called "The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P," the Baltimore-raised author decided to explore...
  • Shannon Hale on turning her novel 'Austenland' into a movie

    Shannon Hale on turning her novel 'Austenland' into a movie
    Eight years ago, novelist Shannon Hale read an interview with a writer who was on the verge of publishing her first book. “Ohhh,” Hale sighed sympathetically. “It doesn’t sound like she has writer friends.” -------------...