Mildred Pierce

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James M. Cain, Popular Novelist, Argues to Strengthen Authors' Rights, 1946

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Novelist and screenwriter James M. Cain promotes his idea for an American Authors Authority that would treat literature as "property." Though it never caught on at the time, Cain's plan offers insight on present-day debates about copyrights. 

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'Modern Family' and 'Downton Abbey' Win Big at the Emmys

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The 63rd Emmy Awards, hosted by Jane Lynch (of Glee fame), aired on Sunday night. The big winners were the ABC comedy "Modern Family," which won five awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, and the PBS show "Downton Abbey," which got four Emmys. "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," "Mildred Pierce" and "Friday Night Lights" each won two Emmys.


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'Mildred Pierce' and 'Mad Men' Battle for Most Emmy Wins

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Emmy Awards are this Sunday night, and its winner might be the most hard to predict in years. Five of the drama and comedy series contenders are first-time nominees, as are many of the nominated actors — including Timothy Olyphant, for "Justified," and Martha Plimpton, for "Raising Hope." "Mildred Pierce" leads the nominations, with twenty one total, and “Mad Men” is close behind with nineteen. Who will bring home the most statues?