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  • Gordon Willis dies at 82; 'Godfather,' 'Annie Hall' cinematographer

    Whether he was working in color or black and white, cinematographer Gordon Willis conceived the look of a film in gradations. In "The Godfather" trilogy, the Don was shrouded in the shadows of his underworld. In "All the President's Men," reporters...
  • Nathan Deuel on 'Friday was the Bomb,' his Middle East memoir

    Nathan Deuel on 'Friday was the Bomb,' his Middle East memoir
    Over the last decade, hundreds of war memoirs have been written by soldiers and journalists who have experienced the war in the Middle East from the front lines. However, in “Friday Was the Bomb: Five Years in the Middle East” (Dzanc, $14.95...
  • 'Pomegranate Soup' author Marsha Mehran dead at 36

    'Pomegranate Soup' author Marsha Mehran dead at 36
    Marsha Mehran, author of the international bestselling novel "Pomegranate Soup," was found dead in her home in Ireland on Wednesday. Officials say there is nothing suspicious about the death of the 36-year-old; toxicology reports are pending. Mehran was...
  • Is fired N.Y. Times editor Jill Abramson the new Lilly Ledbetter?

    Is Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of the New York Times, who was unceremoniously dumped from her job Wednesday, the professional-class equivalent of equal pay heroine Lilly Ledbetter? Much is still unknown about the circumstances...
  • Review: 'Lost for Words' by Edward St. Aubyn

    Review: 'Lost for Words' by Edward St. Aubyn
    The novels of Edward St. Aubyn would translate well to the stage. The vicious repartee of his characters — all awful or at least oblivious members of the British upper classes — drives the action. Most of St. Aubyn's last five books, the...
  • 'Godzilla' a solid if not smashing reboot, reviews say

    The King of the Monsters is back in "Godzilla," Gareth Edwards' reboot of the iconic kaiju franchise starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen. While the big guy isn't getting the full royal welcome, most critics agree that the new...
  • Peabody Awards: Tom Brokaw Shines In Stellar Last Act

    Tom Brokaw spent more than 20 years in a pitched three-way battle as anchor of the "NBC Nightly News." Yet his greatest legacy, frankly, might be how classily he has defined what the transition to emeritus status can look like. Since gracefully handing...
  • Eclectic Cellist Erik Friedlander All Over New Haven In June

    Eclectic Cellist Erik Friedlander All Over New Haven In June
    A highly regarded fellow musician once advised cellist Erik Friedlander to always keep the audience guessing. Friedlander's listeners have grown accustomed his eclectic stylistic zigs and zags, so much so that the only way Friedlander could really...
  • 'Mad Men's' true legacy: Bringing high art to the TV masses

    The state of Megan and Don's marriage, the return of Bad Mom Betty Draper, the advent of the Computer Age and the new tyrannical Peggy have been the subject of much communal handkerchief-twisting as "Mad Men" begins its extended-version swan song....
  • NPR to end 'Tell Me More' and cut 28 positions

    NPR to end 'Tell Me More' and cut 28 positions
    The NPR news and talk show "Tell Me More," hosted by Michel Martin, will soon be no more.  In the face of a budget shortfall, NPR has decided to end production of the show Aug. 1, the nonprofit's senior vice president for news, Margaret Low Smith,...
  • Massachusetts woos Hollywood. NBC looks to have big upfront.

    Massachusetts woos Hollywood. NBC looks to have big upfront.
    After the coffee. Before making my NBA and NHL predictions. The Skinny: I'm all caught up with FX's "Fargo." Last night's episode had some of the most beautifully shot scenes I've ever seen, although I'm sad about the ending. That's not a spoiler, by...