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  • Judge frees original 'In Cold Blood' files for publication

    The 1959 murder of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas, brutal and mysterious, was made famous by author Truman Capote. With unfettered access to the investigators and confessed killers, and working at the top of his craft, Capote told the story of the murder in chilling, unforgettable detail in his 1966 book "In Cold Blood."
  • Review: 'Promise Land' by Jessica Lamb-Shapiro

    Review: 'Promise Land' by Jessica Lamb-Shapiro
    Benjamin Franklin, inventor of so much else, is often credited with launching the American self-help industry with "Poor Richard's Almanack," "The Way to Wealth" and other writings. According to Marketdata Enterprises of Tampa, Fla., "self-improvement"...

    Lindsay Lohan's latest 'last chance' -- can it save her?

    "I GUESS darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis for Greek mythology," says actor Brendan Fraser. WELL, AS ... a lot of you ... some of you ... a few of us -- watched the...

    Dan Jenkins' great new book, 'His Ownself'

    "THEY WENT to Elaine's every night, then they came home and went to Europe!" This is young Danny Jenkins explaining to a pal what it was like for him, his brother and sister to be raised in New York City with famed sportswriter dad, Dan Jenkins and...

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Talks Life, Death and Happiness in Poignant Animated Short

    Philip Seymour Hoffman died on February 2, 2014, but little more than a year earlier, the Oscar-winning actor was giving an introspective (and eerily premonitory) interview about the meaning of happiness with philosopher Simon Critchley at the Rubin...