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  • Robin Williams dies: Six of his movie quotes that matter most

    Robin Williams dies: Six of his movie quotes that matter most
    I started writing this post as an explainer of Robin Williams’ best film lines and how they came to be. But over the course of watching (and re-watching) the clips, something else started to happen. The quotes began to stand for themselves, tell...
  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
  • Connecticut Authors trail comes to Lebanon

    The husband and wife team of authors Jean Sands and Jack Sheedy appeared at the Jonathan Trumbull Library on Aug. 7 as part of the sixth-annual Connecticut Authors Trail. Arriving in the middle of a sudden downpour, the couple took their seats at the...
  • New Breed of Online Stars Rewrite the Rules of Fame

    He may be huge on YouTube, but few in Hollywood know who Shane Dawson is. Not yet, anyway. The 26-year-old is best known to 12 million-plus subscribers across three different YouTube channels, but he's about to make a name for himself in film and TV,...
  • Carl Phillips' 'The Art of Daring' celebrates literature as risk

    I spent part of my weekend reading Carl Phillips’ provocative and fascinating “The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination” (Graywolf: 142 pp., $12 paper), which comes out this week. Ostensibly a poetry style book -- it’s...
  • Nicki Minaj scores, with help from Beyonce and Sir Mix-a-Lot

    Nicki Minaj scores, with help from Beyonce and Sir Mix-a-Lot
    Last week Nicki Minaj was everywhere, from a Google doodle to perched atop the Statue of Liberty to being launched into space – with the help of Photoshop, of course. An image of Minaj in sneakers, itty-bitty pink bikini and striking a pose that...
  • East Stroudsburg tattoo artist on A&E's "Epic Ink"

    East Stroudsburg tattoo artist on A&E's "Epic Ink"
    A new A&E show that follows the exploits of the staff at a tatto shop in Oregon will feature an East Stroudsburg native. Josh Bodwell is one of the artists at Area 51, the tattoo shop featured on "Epic Ink" premiering at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 20. The...
  • Own A Piece Of Literary History

    Own A Piece Of Literary History
    I read poetry. I've been into poetry ever since I read "The Concord Hymn" as a kid and later  impressed my newlywed wife by reciting it, with my back turned, at the monument in Concord, Mass.    By the rude bridge that arched the flood,     Their...
  • Robert Peters, poet and longtime UC Irvine professor, dies at 89

     Robert Peters, poet and longtime UC Irvine professor, dies at 89
    Robert Peters, a Victorian literature scholar who became a prolific poet and brusque critic during a three-decade career at the University of California, died Friday in Irvine. He was 89. Peters, who was also a memoirist and performer of his own works,...
  • Gerry Goffin, songwriting partner of Carole King, dies at 75

    Gerry Goffin, songwriting partner of Carole King, dies at 75
    Lyricist Gerry Goffin, whose songwriting partnership in the early 1960s with then-wife Carole King yielded some of the most indelible hits of the era, died Thursday at home in Los Angeles, said his wife, Michelle Goffin. He was 75. Michele Goffin said...
  • Complaint accuses Facebook of messing with people's minds

     
    Facebook committed a deceptive trade practice when it manipulated the "News Feed" of nearly 700,000 users for psychological research, according to a consumer group's complaint filed with federal authorities. Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)...