Topic: Arts, Entertainment, and Media
Saturday's launch of J.K. Rowling's Pottermore, the new website about all things Harry Potter, comes after an extended test drive. Some see crass commercialism. Others see 'amazing' world.
10/15/2011 10:22 am
Reps for the singer told the library she wants to help libraries going through tough times.
10/14/2011 05:51 pm
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
'The Thing' is fun to watch but has a lot of missed opportunities.
10/14/2011 04:41 pm
Shelves that allow anyone to take or leave a book are a hit in cities and suburbs, including Cologne.
10/14/2011 03:56 pm
Julianne Hough is put out front in 'Footloose' remake as the partying preacher's daughter in a town that has outlawed teen dancing.
10/14/2011 03:51 pm
Tristane Banon's novel contains descriptions of a sexual attack and its aftermath that seem to match up with her claims against Strauss-Kahn.
10/14/2011 03:01 pm
The American public doesn’t want or need to hear “representatives” from the so-called right or left. It wants insight into what’s best for America. Yet over and over again — on the radio, on TV, in print, in the blogosphere, and all over Washington — political ideology is substituting for thought.
10/14/2011 03:00 pm
Do appearances matter? Sometimes. In the 1960 John F. Kennedy-Richard Nixon debate, those who watched on TV said Kennedy won. Those who heard it on the radio, said Nixon won, according to one study. Sen. John Edwards' $400 haircuts became campaign fodder in 2007, as did a $2,500 coiffure bill among Hillary Clinton's campaign expenses in 2008. What do you think, did these US politicians get their money's worth – and can you identify them?
10/14/2011 02:57 pm
Has the perceived value of empathy and compassion begun to pale before our concern that literature must engage with the world?
10/14/2011 02:54 pm