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  • Ty Burr, author of 'Gods Like Us,' discusses the evolution of stardom

    Ty Burr, author of 'Gods Like Us,' discusses the evolution of stardom
    Hollywood makes movies, of course, but just as important — or maybe more so — it makes stars. But as Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr argues in “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame,” the manufacture and maintenance of stars has been neither a smooth process nor one that the studios have always been able to control. In the course of the past century, the stars themselves have exercised an ever-increasing autonomy in the creation of their own images, by means of both their onscreen performances and the conduct of their private lives offscreen. The celebrity news media, whose multitude of platforms now includes the Internet and the cable universe, play an ever more important role. So does the public, whose intense identification with stars has fed a voracious hunger for more and more information about them. 
  • 'Variety' coffee-table book displays the evolution of an iconic magazine

    'Variety' coffee-table book displays the evolution of an iconic magazine
    As it says here, on page 64 of the glossily fascinating coffee-table book "Variety: An Illustrated History of the World From the Most Important Magazine in Hollywood," Al Capone, interviewed in his Chicago home, told Variety he was approached often to...

    Dream home: Collecting walls of whimsy in Canton

    Dream home: Collecting walls of whimsy in Canton
    Jay Dackman's Canton home is bright, open, contemporary and directly on the waterfront at the Anchorage Marina. The three-story, six-level brick townhouse is filled with framed puzzles of Impressionist masterpieces, hung as they are completed by the 54-...

    O.C. shooting: Violent death of aspiring actress remains mystery

     
    Since her days as a high school free spirit, Courtney Aoki developed a tougher exterior, with a heavy-metal edge. Tattoos began covering her body, including one of a black widow on her chest with the number 13. Her Facebook page...

    A Really Bad Movie Becomes a Cult Classic

    A Really Bad Movie Becomes a Cult Classic
    The Room Feb. 9 , Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org   To understand the enduring appeal of The Room, the reason that brings people back to monthly Real Art Ways screenings of this worst-movie-of-all-time...