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  • Taking note of music books

    Taking note of music books
    If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, as Elvis Costello and others have sneered, then what does that make reading about music? Well, fun, for starters. Although Bowker Market Research reports that music books have steadily comprised between 2 and 2.5 percent of the non-fiction market since early 2010, they certainly seem to be enjoying a Baby Boomer-driven bubble right now.
  • Ray Bradbury dies at 91; author lifted fantasy to literary heights

    Ray Bradbury dies at 91; author lifted fantasy to literary heights
    Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles,...

    En cartelera: "Moonrise Kingdom" y "Goodbye First Love"

    En cartelera: "Moonrise Kingdom" y "Goodbye First Love"
    Moonrise Kingdom ***1/2 Las mieles y hieles que deja el primer amor son magníficamente retratadas en Moonrise Kingdom, dirigido por Wes Anderson, cineasta que ha entregado cintas memorables como Fantastic Mr. Fox y The Royal Tenenbaums. Aunque este...

    DVD review: 'The 39 Steps' worth taking

    DVD review: 'The 39 Steps' worth taking
    Alfred Hitchcock's very free 1935 adaptation of John Buchan's novel was almost certainly the calling card that got him invited to make films in America. As a work of pure entertainment, it out-Hollywoods Hollywood. The plot is that of a thriller. But...

    Roger Ebert dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic

    Roger Ebert dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic
    Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic whose gladiatorial "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" assessments turned film reviewing into a television sport and whose passion for independent film helped introduce a new generation of filmmakers to...