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50 Fearless Female Firsts in the Arts

March is Women’s History Month — a time to pay “tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.” Since the national celebration’s beginnings in 1981, women have continued to break the gender barrier and contribute significantly to the historical evolution of various forms of art. Here’s a look at some of those women — the filmmakers, writers, singers, and other creative pioneers who paved the… Read More

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James Patterson Donates 100,000 Copies of His New Book to Underfunded Schools

James Patterson has already shown his dedication to promoting literacy and reading among America’s youth by donating 1.25 million… Read More

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Reif Larsen’s ‘I Am Radar': Art and Race in 2015’s First Big, Messy Novel

Am Radar begins in darkness: the title character, Radar Radmanovic, is born to his mother Charlene during a hospital blackout. Charlene’s husband, Kermin Radmanovic, is tinkering with a transceiver radio in the delivery room, waiting to “announce his child’s arrival to the world.” But when the lights come on the doctor is holding on to her newborn child, a baby “so dark it shimmered purple in the beam of light, like an eggplant.” … Read More

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Jennifer Lawrence and Steven Spielberg Confirmed for Adaptation of War Photographer Lynsey Addario’s Memoir


Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is finalizing a deal for Lynsey Addario’s memoir What I Do: A Photographer’s Life… Read More

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Chuck Palahniuk Releases Excerpts from ‘Fight Club 2′ in ‘Playboy’

Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk’s cult novel, is receiving a sequel that diverges from the original in form: it’s a graphic novel, illustrated by… Read More

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Expect Unexpected (as in, Not in the Book) Character Deaths in ‘Game of Thrones” Upcoming Season

Faithful readers of George R. R. Martin’s bloody and harrowing A Song of Ice and Fire are going to be in for… Read More

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Will Europe Collapse? 10 Books on the Crisis in the Eurozone

The situation in Europe is bleak, whether or not we acknowledge it from the armchair of culture. Years of austerity economics — policies that resemble our own — have led to widespread disenfranchisement, xenophobic fanaticism, and the current crisis in Greece, all of which shine a light on the cracks in European culture. Still, the recent election in Greece of Syriza — a left-wing, anti-austerity party — has forced Europe’s hand. Will the response be an acceleration of austerity politics (as usual) or serious political change? … Read More

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15 Valentine’s Day Presents for Cinephiles

The best Valentine’s Day gifts come from the heart, and speak to your partner’s passions and the special relationship you share. While February 14 often feels like a gross Hallmark holiday, there’s nothing wrong with getting the one you love a little something — especially if it’s inspired by their fascination for film. After all, true love is still alive on the big screen. Here are some great Valentine’s Day gifts that will win points with the movie maven in your life and elevate you to leading lady/man status. … Read More

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