'Behind the Beautiful Forevers' by Katherine Boo won the 2012 nonfiction National Book Award and received almost universal critical praise.
Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock won't attend the London premiere of "The Blind Side" due to a scandal at home.
The Monitor's critic sorts through what he sat through this year.
'This American Life' radio show in theaters, a new movie vault with downloadable classics, 'The Reader' on DVD, and more.
Based on a bestselling novel, story follows the emotional transformation of a young German when he sees his former lover in a war-crimes trial.