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Neda Ulaby

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Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

Friday, September 19, 2014

She is one of the first cartoonists to be recognized. Besides her graphic novels and memoirs, Bechdel developed a simple three-question test for how women are represented in films.

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Hachette Authors Take Their Case To Amazon's Board Of Directors

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The authors want Amazon's board to intercede in the dispute between the publisher and the online retailer over the price of e-books. Amazon continues to impede sales of Hachette books.

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Bob Crewe Knew How To Make Artists Sing

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bob Crewe co-wrote and produced such hits for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons as "Walk Like A Man," "Rag Doll" and "Sherry." He died Thursday at the age of 83.

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Film Triptych 'Eleanor Rigby' Tells Three Sides Of A Breakup Story

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby's three incarnations share similar scenes with subtle differences. Director Ned Benson calls his project "delusional," especially for a first-time feature filmmaker.

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Lois Lowry Says 'The Giver' Was Inspired By Her Father's Memory Loss

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lowry's father didn't have Alzheimer's, but as he began to forget his past, the author says she began to imagine a book about eliminating painful memories. The Giver has just been adapted into a film.

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A Sea Of Ceramic Poppies Honors Britain's WWI Dead

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A hundred years after the start of World War I, 888,246 handmade red flowers are filling the moat at the Tower of London — one flower for each British or colonial life lost during the war.

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As Film Stocks Dwindle, Movie-Makers Weigh What May Soon Be Lost

Friday, August 08, 2014

Film isn't dead — not yet, at least. Kodak recently announced that it will keep making film stock for motion pictures despite a dramatic drop in sales, after a handful of high-profile directors advocated for it. But, since the medium's days may yet be numbered, it's worth asking what film can offer that digital media can't.

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What Are Those Parabens Doing In My Tortilla?

Friday, August 08, 2014

Parabens are chemical preservatives. I've spent years trying to avoid them in beauty products, but I'm not sure why. When I saw them on a nutrition label recently, I decided to investigate.

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'Boondocks' Creator Asks, 'What Would Black Jesus Do?'

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Aaron McGruder's Black Jesus premieres Thursday night on Adult Swim, and it features a Christ who drops f-bombs and drinks 40s. So is it sacrilege or subversive? Some biblical scholars weigh in.

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Mystery Writer Evokes The Sights, Sound And Grime Of 1970s New York

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Lawrence Block published the first book of his Matthew Scudder mystery series in 1976. He says when it came to crime fiction inspiration, "the city never failed me. It always provided something."

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Silent Film Fans Make Some Noise To Help ID Forgotten Treasures

Saturday, July 26, 2014

At the Library of Congress' Mostly Lost workshop, viewers are encouraged to yell out possible settings, actor names and even car models — anything that might put a name to an unidentified film.

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For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

Monday, July 21, 2014

A group of men in New York are challenging the stereotype that eating meat signifies manliness. Instead, they say that manhood can be proven by caring for the planet, not dominating it.

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Rainbow Rowell Does Romance With A Subversive (Read: Realistic) Twist

Monday, July 07, 2014

The author's female leads are plus-sized, and sometimes, instead of falling in love, they are just trying to stay in it. Her new book, Landline, opens with a marriage on the verge of collapse.

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In 'Snowpiercer,' A Never-Ending Train Ride And A Society Badly Off Track

Sunday, June 29, 2014

After a climate change disaster, a train must circle the globe for its passengers to stay alive. The science fiction fable was inspired by a French graphic novel and directed by a South Korean auteur.

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Cory Still ♡s Topanga As A New Generation 'Meets World'

Friday, June 27, 2014

The popular '90s TV show Boy Meets World is getting a reboot, but this time Cory and Topanga are the grown-ups, and their 13-year-old daughter is the one stumbling toward adulthood.

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Why TV Drama Is So Obsessed With Pandemics

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Several new TV shows this year revolve around the idea of a deadly virus that grips the world, destroying much of the population. Enthusiasm for these shows is downright infectious.

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The Human Heart And Its Rhythmic Magnificence

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Rhythm comes in different forms from music and poetry to those inside our bodies. There's art based on the most primal rhythm of all: the beating of the human heart.

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'I Kinda Stole The Show': Laverne Cox And The Path To Prestige Television

Friday, June 06, 2014

Actress Laverne Cox has had huge success on Orange is the New Black. But breaking into acting as a tall trans woman of color wasn't a simple thing by any means.

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John Green's 'Stars' Shines Bright On The Silver Screen

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars hits cinemas this week, causing mass outbursts of tears. Author John Green based the character on a real-life girl with cancer — and his own feelings of growing up an outsider.

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With Possible Theme Park, 'Hunger Games' May Live Beyond Final Film

Friday, May 30, 2014

The movie studio Lionsgate is exploring the possibility of a theme park based on The Hunger Games films and books.

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