Scorsese's adaptation of Edith Wharton's classic novel was inspired by other period films that had an emphasis on narrative power.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford talks about his new novel "Canada," his memories of the late Raymond Carver, and how art makes life.
Two senators going after Facebook cofounder Eduardo Saverin for taxes seem to need a little help with their spelling.
A linguist chooses the stories of 100 individual words to tell the larger story of English.
Ten opening lines and not a "dark and stormy night" among them? Sheesh, they don't write them like they used to. Thank goodness. The first pages of the books that made up The Christian Science Monitor's 10 Best Fiction Books of 2011 grab readers and propel them forward. They're set in a room, a taxi, a memory; they dip into childhood, nature and death; they are grabbers. Do you recognize the following opening lines?
Lee Child talks about Jack Reacher – his quirky and wildly popular creation – and how he started writing thrillers in the first place.