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  • In Pictures Oscar's red carpet runway

    This year's Oscars was a combination of a high school prom and graduation. There was the pomp and circumstance, the corny music, the interminable length – and, of course, the gowns. Here, perky valedictorian (and Oscar co-host) Anne Hathaway sets the tone in a fire-engine-red Valentino.

  • My night at the Oscars

    My night at the Oscars

    I learn not to impersonate Colin Firth and walk the wrong red carpet. Is Helen Mirren sitting in my chair?

  • The Tempest: movie review

    The Tempest: movie review

    Julie Taymor's rendering of Shakespeare's final play 'The Tempest' takes the wind out of it sails, despite a stellar cast.

  • 3 more 2010 novels that you don't want to miss

    3 more 2010 novels that you don't want to miss

    Two private investigators are forced to deal with the aftermath of a case that has haunted them for more than a decade, Herman Melville sets sail, and an Israeli mother goes for a very long walk in this month’s roundup of new fiction.

  • Holiday gift guide 2010: Television programs

    Holiday gift guide 2010: Television programs

    We have more gift ideas for you this holiday season. For the person who enjoys Canadian television comedy, World War II drama, a TV documentary on mankind's narrative myths, and a classic British television detective series, we have a quartet of selections. By the way, if you would like to purchase any of these DVD sets, there are links to do so on each page and you can help the Monitor at the same time.

  • Red: movie review

    Red: movie review

    Helen Mirren stars as an aging action hero in 'Red.'

  • 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' is weekend winner

    'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' is weekend winner

    'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' brought in $19 million this weekend. It edged ahead of the children's 3-D fantasy film 'Legend of the Guardians,' but Guardians may have longer legs.

  • Top Picks: Brian Wilson, 'Prime Suspect,' Canada's Garrison Keillor, and more

    Brian Wilson sings Gershwin, 'Prime Suspect' comes out on DVD, Stuart McLean's storytelling is like Canada's answer to Garrison Keillor, and more recommendations.

  • As Hollywood invades, Comic-Con keeps its quirks

    As Hollywood invades, Comic-Con keeps its quirks

    Comic-Con, the annual comic book convention, has exploded into a must-attend event for Hollywood actors and producers, but the new attention represents a healthy evolution, say comic book experts.

  • 'The Closer' opened doors for women – and for basic cable

    'The Closer' opened doors for women – and for basic cable

    'The Closer' returns for its sixth season Monday night at 9 p.m.