Form of: seven book reviews in one post!
I was on vacation when I saw the news: Andy Griffith had died July 3 at his home in North Carolina at age 86. As usual, I had scheduled a few blog posts to go up in my absence, and because it was the day before Independence Day, …
The news that Andy Griffith died this morning, at the age of 86, provoked an odd combination of feelings at our office: sadness at his death, wistfulness for the simple black-and-white world he represented and, in spite of all that sorrow, a strong desire to whistle. You don’t have to have been a fan of The Andy Griffith Show to whistle …
Chris Brown’s ‘Fortune’ is in stores today. Don’t buy it.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that you’ve seen this year’s quirky indie romantic comedies before. What goes into the creation of today’s indie love potion #9?
The bachelors bring Emily Maynard home to meet mom and dad and reveal their deep psychological need to date women who look like family members
Recently, the Library of Congress came out with a list of Books That Shaped America–88 tomes that are not necessarily the “best” American books (though some probably are), but that “have influenced our lives” as Americans, one way or another. (Public radio’s The Takeaway aired a discussion of the list last week.)
The list–which runs …
Straight from the Spider’s mouth!
Cruise celebrates his 50th birthday on July 3 — just days after his third wife, Katie Holmes, filed for divorce. TIME looks back at all the blockbuster movies, love interests, couch-jumping and Scientology videos that have …
Interactive surprise movie events—already a success in London—are headed to the U.S. this fall
Everything not-so-old (the last Spidey was only five years ago) feels new again in Marc Webb’s take on the Marvel Comics hero
Your season-specific, somewhat promiscuous guide to what to read—and how to read it
“I need another word for frustration. I’ve completely gone past frustration 100 times.”