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  • Amazon's top 10 book picks for November

    "Steve Jobs" reigns as No. 1, although the life of a powerful Russian empress, a history of the world told through 100 objects, and a memoir by Diane Keaton also made the cut when Amazon's editors picked their top 10 favorite November books.
    11/02/2011 03:30 pm

  • Culture Cafe 'In Living Color' will come back to television with two specials

    If the specials in spring 2012 do well, the series could make a full-time comeback
    10/31/2011 05:21 pm

  • 10 terrific pieces of advice – from celebrities to their teenage selves

    If only you'd known.... in the new book "Dear Me," edited by Joseph Galliano, celebrities give advice to themselves at age 16. Some of the letters are funny ("Calculus. Trust me. You'll never use it," writes Jodi Picoult) and others are poignant ("Keep listening to that inner voice. It will carry you," Rose McGowan tells her 16-year-old self). Here are some of the best.
    10/25/2011 12:43 pm

  • Believing Is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography

    Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris explores the nature of truth in photographs.
    10/25/2011 11:15 am

  • Margin Call: movie review

    'Margin Call' is entertaining with a good cast, but somewhat formulaic.
    10/21/2011 12:18 pm

  • Chapter & Verse Finally – a Booker Prize win for Julian Barnes

    His fourth time nominated was the charm for British novelist Julian Barnes, winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize.
    10/18/2011 06:38 pm

  • Cinema Eye's finalists for best 2012 nonfiction film

    Eleven films are finalists for the Cinema Eye Honor for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking for 2012, with the films coming from six different countries. What will make the cut when the finalists are narrowed down to five on Oct. 26?
    10/14/2011 05:34 pm

  • Chapter & Verse To Sarah Palin: 10 reasons why you shouldn't sue Joe McGinniss

    A former attorney for The New Yorker tells Sarah Palin why she's better off ignoring Joe McGinniss and his unauthorized Palin bio.
    10/13/2011 11:43 am

  • For Art Clokey's birthday, five great stop-motion shorts

    October 12 marks the birthday of stop-motion animation pioneer Art Clokey. The creator of the iconic jade green clay humanoid, Gumby, and his faithful equine companion, Pokey, Clokey was among the very first animators to combine clay figures with stop motion, which he first did with a short film in 1953. Many animators followed in Gumby's rectangular footsteps, including "California Raisins" creator Will Vinton and "Wallace & Gromit" creator Nick Park. The 1990s saw the rise of computer generated animation, but a handful of film directors still like the unique textures and often eerie movement that stop motion offers, qualities that are on display in films such as "The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Chicken Run," "James and the Giant Peach," "Coraline," and "The Fantastic Mr. Fox." But almost all great animators got their start with short films. Here are five of our favorite stop-motion shorts.
    10/12/2011 08:54 pm

  • Diane Cilento: an Oscar-nominated Australian actress, has died

    Diane Cilento, an Oscar-nominated Australian actress who was once married to James Bond actor Sean Connery, has died in northern Australia, an official said Friday.
    10/07/2011 04:45 pm

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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