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  • 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...
  • Review: Keri Russell tries to boost 'Austenland'

    Keri Russell, she of "Felicity" and "Waitress" and many others, is such a winning actress, even in a flat soda of a comedy like "Austenland," she's in there, doing all she can to carbonate things. Against type, she plays the insecure thirtysomething...
  • Jennifer Coolidge is right at home in 'Austenland'

     Jennifer Coolidge is right at home in 'Austenland'
    It's been two decades since Groundlings alum Jennifer Coolidge got her first big break in "The Masseuse" episode of the NBC series "Seinfeld," as Jerry's new masseuse girlfriend who refuses to give him a massage. In the subsequent 20 years, the...
  • 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.” -------------...
  • '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...
  • Improv adds a whole new dimension in 'Twilight Zone UnScripted'

    Improv adds a whole new dimension in 'Twilight Zone UnScripted'
    “There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man,” Rod Serling once wrote, beginning his weekly introduction to “The Twilight Zone.” Now there is a sixth dimension he probably never imagined, as the Impro Theatre...
  • People often lie about reading classic novels, survey finds

    People often lie about reading classic novels, survey finds
    In one episode of the sitcom “Seinfeld,” George Costanza tries to impress his girlfriend by joining a book club. The first book he has to read is “Breakfast at Tiffany's,” by Truman Capote. For George, the novella is a slog:...
  • The Westport Library Celebrates Jane Austen Day on Sunday

    The Westport Library Celebrates Jane Austen Day on Sunday
    In the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, author Jane Austen is quoted 1,640 times. She coined phrases like "dirt-cheap" and "dog-tired." Her influence on popular culture is undeniable. And her famous novel Pride and Prejudice turns 200 this...
  • Kelly Clarkson can't walk away with Jane Austen's ring

    Kelly Clarkson can't walk away with Jane Austen's ring
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a pop star in possession of strong pipes must be in want of historical literary bling. But Kelly Clarkson, one-time "American Idol" winner and apparent Jane Austen fan, won't be wearing Austen's gold and...
  • Walter White's Walt Whitman book from 'Breaking Bad' up for auction

    "Breaking Bad" may be almost over, but its props live on -- at an auction house, where anyone can buy them. So you could own an authentic "Breaking Bad" singed teddy bear, Los Pollos Hermanos bucket, or one of Walter White's books. Note: Those who...
  • Wine? Will the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' tie-ins ever stop?

    Wine? Will the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' tie-ins ever stop?
    If another "Fifty Shades of Grey" product will drive you to drink, you're in luck. Because author E.L. James is launching "Fifty Shades of Grey," the wine. James worked with California vintners to create two blended wines meant to evoke the bedroom-y...