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  • Writer-director Noah Baumbach on youth, old age and hats

    Writer-director Noah Baumbach on youth, old age and hats
    It's not a movie about hats, but writer-director Noah Baumbach's latest comedy, "While We're Young," occasionally becomes one anyway. The sight of compact, hunchy Ben Stiller and hipster beanpole Adam Driver in the same frame, wearing retro-hip fedoras, says a lot without saying anything.
  • The Biblioracle: Who is the Great American Novelist?

    The Biblioracle: Who is the Great American Novelist?
    When Jonathan Franzen's next novel, "Purity," is released in September, you're going to read a lot of debate about whether Franzen is the Great American Novelist. He's a contender for sure, but is he the "greatest"? Just because Time magazine put...

    The Biblioracle: Staples of literary life for sale

    The Biblioracle: Staples of literary life for sale
    I can't find my stapler. This is vexing, because I often have need of a stapler, and my stapler has been my stapler for a long time. If memory serves, I lifted it from my office in graduate school, which means it's been by my side for over 20 years....

    Rudin-Norris spat rivets Broadway

    In a blockbuster scoop this morning that had Broadway people choking on their cornflakes, New York Post columnist Michael Riedel reported that the powerful New York producer Scott Rudin had angrily pulled the plug on his upcoming Broadway production of...

    They're playing our poem

    They're playing our poem
    If you want to make Stephen Sondheim mad enough to swat you over the head with a rolled-up musical score, try this: Call him a poet. As Sondheim insists in interviews, essays and in the introduction to his book "Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics...