Monitor film critic, Peter Rainer, remembers the hundreds of movies he watched in 2011, and highlights his favorites ... and some he thought were overrated.
Paul Giamatti’s struggling lawyer is nuanced and fresh in 'Win Win,' a bittersweet drama with heart.
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
Howard Jacobson is awarded the Man Booker Prize for his darkly comic novel "The Finkler Question."
What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.
Tally up your carbon footprint, giggle at 30-second 'bunnified' movies, lift your mood with some Depression-era blues, and more.
A widower's humdrum existence is shaken up when he discovers illegal immigrants squatting in his New York apartment.