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  • 4 gift picks for your favorite movie fan

    4 gift picks for your favorite movie fan

    There's at least one on every gift list: a movie fan who sees everything on opening day, can name the 1939 Best Picture Oscar winner, and has watched all the Harry Potter special DVD features – and still wants more. For the cinephile in your life, here are four holiday gift books sure to please.

  • 15 best nonfiction books of 2011: CSMonitor picks

    15 best nonfiction books of 2011: CSMonitor picks

    They'll take you from Mount Hebron to Silicon Valley. These are the 15 nonfiction titles that Monitor book reviewers found to be the most outstanding of 2011.

  • 'The Dark Knight Rises' will be his last Batman film, says Christian Bale

    Culture Cafe 'The Dark Knight Rises' will be his last Batman film, says Christian Bale

    'The Dark Knight Rises' is previewed by actors Christian Bale and Gary Oldman

  • 'Pride and Prejudice' from Greer Garson to murder mystery

    'Pride and Prejudice' from Greer Garson to murder mystery

    With P. D. James' new book 'Death Comes to Pemberley,' Jane Austen's novel 'Pride and Prejudice' is getting another makeover. In James's story, it's six years after the end of the original book, and Elizabeth and Darcy's idyllic life is turned upside down when Lizzy's sister Lydia shows up claiming that her husband, George Wickham, has been murdered. But James' novel is hardly the first to revive the classic. Since its publication in 1813, Austen's most famous novel has had enduring popularity, inspiring everything from movie adaptations to a satire that adds zombies. Here are a few of the most memorable 'P&P' incarnations over the years.

  • Mark Twain and 29 other great pseudonyms

    Mark Twain and 29 other great pseudonyms

    Wednesday's special Google doodle wished a happy birthday to Mark Twain. The American writer was born 176 years ago. Well, Twain wasn't born then. A fellow named Samuel Clemens was. The pen name "Mark Twain" came many years later. Twain stands among many great pseudonyms. Some are obviously fake – Vin Diesel and Sting. But others might surprise you – John Wayne and Alan Alda. Here are 30 of the best from books, movies, TV, and music.

  • Tom Hanks may star in Nazi Germany chronicle 'In the Garden of Beasts'

    Chapter & Verse Tom Hanks may star in Nazi Germany chronicle 'In the Garden of Beasts'

    Tom Hanks's Playtone and Universal Pictures have optioned the rights to Erik Larson's bestselling nonfiction book about life in Hitler's Germany.

  • 'Sherlock Holmes 2' looks to be as big and loud as its predecessor

    Culture Cafe 'Sherlock Holmes 2' looks to be as big and loud as its predecessor

    'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' has a trailer with even more explosions and one-liners than the first Robert Downey Jr. movie.

  • Bestselling books the week of 12/1/11, according to IndieBound*

    Bestselling books the week of 12/1/11, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

  •  Dunder Mifflin: 'Office' paper now real. Can it top these fiction-to-fact products?

    Dunder Mifflin: 'Office' paper now real. Can it top these fiction-to-fact products?

    Dunder Mifflin paper – the product at the heart of NBC’s hit comedy “The Office” NBC Universal – is now a real product. It's even on sale, $34.95 for a 20-pound carton, at online office supplier quill.com and the NBC online store. Manufactured by quill.com, the paper bears the Dunder Mifflin logo and slogans “Limitless paper in a paperless world” and “Quabity first." Dunder Mifflin paper is the latest in a long line fictional TV and film goods that turn into successful products. Will "The Office" office paper do as well as these Top 6 items?

  • Black Friday online deals lure shoppers to make it a cyber Black Friday

    Black Friday online deals lure shoppers to make it a cyber Black Friday

    Black Friday online deals are available on everything from laptops to loudspeakers. Some bargains are short-lived. Others will last through the weekend, into Cyber Monday, and beyond.