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Cary Barbor

Cary Barbor appears in the following:

360 Staff Pick: Little Bee

Monday, February 15, 2010

A vacationing British couple ventures outside the walls of their luxury resort. There, on a Nigerian beach, they run into Little Bee, a young girl fleeing a gang of brutal soldiers. The fallout of that encounter fuels the remainder of the novel. Readers will recognize their own ...

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Lessons from the Master

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Last week, Studio 360 revisited a lively conversation with Marlon James – his novel The Book of Night Women is just out in paperback. All the main characters in the novel are women, and they're rendered vibrantly.

But it seems he didn't always have that talent. In ...

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Echoes of Gekko

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The sequel to Oliver Stone's 1987 film Wall Street is set to be released this spring, and Michael Douglas is back as the deliciously unctuous Gordon Gekko.  [Update - 3/11: The film’s release date has been pushed back to September.]

My favorite part of the trailer ...

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360 Staff Pick: Big Fan

Monday, February 01, 2010

Big Fan follows a guy (Patton Oswalt) who lives to watch the New York Giants and then bloviate on sports-talk radio.  But it's not a football movie — it's a fascinating exploration of fandom: what we get from worshiping public figures and what happens when we glimpse ...

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Kidding Around

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Last week, singer-songwriter Zee Avi brought her ukulele by the studio. From what we’ve been hearing from listeners, she has a bunch of new fans since the broadcast – including me.

Hearing her play the uke took me back. I can picture the one we had lying around ...

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360 Staff Pick: Memoir of a Friendship

Monday, January 25, 2010

With a million bromance movies exploring male friendships (usually at the expense of the shrewy women who stand in the way), Let's Take the Long Way Home is refreshing. The memoir by former Boston Globe book critic Gail Caldwell sketches her quiet, funny, intimate friendship with fellow-writer ...

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Change of Heart

Friday, January 15, 2010

Have you noticed how the rituals of Valentine's Day seem to be designed for children? The red hearts, the overload of candy, and that weird baby Cupid. It's all so bizarre, and may I say -- nauseating?

We here at Studio 360 think the so-called holiday is due for a ...

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Quiet Beauty on the Nile

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cairo is dirty, loud, and almost unbearably noisy.  When I was there over the winter holidays, I had to work not to become overwhelmed by it all.  When I needed a respite from the din, I spent the afternoon at the legendary Egyptian Museum.

Still, there was a ...

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360 Staff Pick: Blame

Monday, January 11, 2010

This gorgeously written novel tracks young history professor Patsy MacLemoore through her alcoholic blackouts, vehicular homicide, prison sentence, and rehabilitation. Don't let the grim subject matter turn you away. The story's exploration of responsibility, punishment, and the ways our self-perceptions determine our behavior is authentic ...

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