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  • Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]

    Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]
    Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. Williams' death made headlines and led TV newscasts. His comedic genius diverted us...
  • 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...
  • Frank O'Hara's 'Lunch Poems' -- at 50

    Frank O'Hara's “Lunch Poems” (City Lights: 86 pp., $14.95) — which has just been reissued in a 50th anniversary hardcover edition — recalls a world of pop art, political and cultural upheaval and (in its own way) a surprising...
  • Philly-based Wilbur evolves into catchy folk band

    From Long Island to Philadelphia — three 20-something childhood friends reunited and formed a band in the City of Brotherly Love. Matt Bevilacqua, Kieran Kriss and Simon Tangney played together in Long Island. They all moved to Philadelphia about...
  • 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...
  • Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer,' Kate Winslet's 'A Little Chaos'

    The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
  • Review: 'The Zhivago Affair' by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée

    Review: 'The Zhivago Affair' by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
    Literature thrives on repression. At certain times, and under certain regimes, it has been thought by many to be not worth just making sacrifices for, but actually worth dying for, and the more autocratic the government, the greater cachet it possesses in...
  • A Visit To North Stonington's Tefftweald At Birchenturn Preserve

    A Visit To North Stonington's Tefftweald At Birchenturn Preserve
    In the middle of the North Stonington woods are a number of large upright field stones surrounded by several stout cedar posts faded like summer driftwood. A huge pine and clumps of mountain laurel grow in the middle of the parcel, which has been...
  • Comic-Con: Guillermo del Toro talks ‘Crimson Peak,’ ‘Pacific Rim 2′

     
    If there was one creative force who appeared to be nearly omnipresent at San Diego's Comic-Con International this year, it […]...
  • REVIEW: The Avett Brothers infuse Musikfest with energy, and music, that's real

     
    The three words that become hard to say in The Avett Brothers’ eponymously titled song “I and Love and You” came pretty easily after the band’s headlining concert Thursday at Musikfest’s main Steel Stage. The Avett Brothers...