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  • New York book clubs, catching up to L.A., discover bars

    New York book clubs, catching up to L.A., discover bars
    Book clubs can meet up in public places that serve alcohol, New Yorkers discover. Who knew? Well, plenty of people, particularly those who attend book clubs in bars in L.A. On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported on four book clubs in New York and...
  • Hollywood Sexist? Female Directors Still Missing in Action

    In 2013, Hollywood saw big box office hits with Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Sandra Bullock in "Gravity" and Melissa McCarthy (and Bullock again) in "The Heat." But none of these girl-power sagas were directed by a woman. It'...
  • Early Moser art glass is most prized today

    Q: I inherited this vase from my mother but know nothing about it. Here are images, including the Japanese signature on the bottom. Info? A: The glass vase seen in an image is a tall cylinder with crimped top and bottom. We have no details on size, but...
  • A Valentine's Day trifecta: Kenneth Turan's DVD picks of the week

    A Valentine's Day trifecta: Kenneth Turan's DVD picks of the week
    If you love movies, and you love romance, the DVD world has lots of new releases you can sample, depending on the kind of romantic you are. If you are a traditionalist, there is the "Keepsake Edition" of the BBC's 5 1/2-hour 1995 version of Jane Austen'...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Free origin stories: Watch The "Seinfeld" pilot and read (on Kindle) the first issue......
  • Emma Thompson to Nab Santa Barbara Fest's Modern Master Award

    The 29th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival will fete Emma Thompson with the Modern Master Award. The British thesp-scribe-producer will receive the fest's highest honor for her diverse body of work, which includes, most recently, her...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Belle'

    Incongruous as it may seem, the pleasures of Jane Austen and the horrors of the British slave trade make a surprisingly elegant and emotionally satisfying fit in "Belle," director Amma Asante's biographical drama about how an exceedingly rare member of...
  • James Wood champions realism in new book of essays

    James Wood champions realism in new book of essays
    There's a certain type of reader — often also a writer, with a leaf-fring'd MFA — who has it all figured out. The realist novel is a scam, a factory producing cardboard imitations of bourgeois life. This is the person at the party who mentions...
  • The Biblioracle: In memory of Warwick Deeping

    The Biblioracle: In memory of Warwick Deeping
    Between 1920 and 1930, there were three writers with at least five books in the list of 10 best-selling books, according to Publishers Weekly. Two of them are Zane Grey and Sinclair Lewis. The other is Warwick Deeping. Warwick Deeping? --------------...
  • Review: 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler

    Review: 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler
    The '70s were a tough time to be a chimpanzee in America. Sure, some co-starred with Clint Eastwood in movies and on TV in the inexplicable "B.J. and the Bear," but the relationship between humans and other primates was not a kind one in the scientific...
  • 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.” -------------...