Story | Feb 22, 2013 | 4:03 PM
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Story | Sep 9, 2011 | 7:31 AMThe first screening of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" came just weeks after the attacks of Sept. 11. The movie had been in the works for years, the first in a trilogy based on novels that had been written decades earlier, of course, by an Englishman named J.R.R. Tolkien during Hitler's rise to power and World War II. And yet the first minute of the film delivered a queasy jolt of immediacy, a chill of recognition. It opened with no image, and very faint background music, little but a black screen and Cate Blanchett's mournful voice, reciting what sounded like, that autumn day, either a prayer or the most poetic 9/11 editorial no one had written yet:
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Story | Sep 20, 2011
Kay Ryan, a Pulitzer Prize winning poet and a former U.S. poet laureate, is among this year's recipients of MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants.