Leanna B. Ehrlich
In "Silver Linings Playbook,” a blend of uniquely personal filmmaking and emotionally astute acting effectively lays bare all the hidden pains of an unassuming suburban landscape.
In his 10th novel, prolific scribe of crime and mystery Dennis Lehane delivers a violent, hard-edged look at the inner workings and consequences of organized crime during Prohibition.
It remains nearly impossible to read, analyze, and absorb “The Casual Vacancy” without invoking Harry Potter. How do you turn the page on a cultural milestone and open to a small town in southwest England, where the greatest drama involves a local election rather than a corporeal force of evil?
Karl Urban, star and eponymous Judge in "Dredd 3D," talks about his organic, gravelly voice, the costume, and the existential philosophizing that made the man.
The Fall movie season brings grit in "Killing Them Softly" and "The Paperboy" as well as the ethereal stylings of "Cloud Atlas." Plus, RPatz.
Day after day, the children sprint in a colorful flock from their doorsteps to greet us. I’ve nearly barreled over little girls as they flew from hidden paths to leap into my arms.
Too often, while exploring and volunteering in new places, I’ve treated every moment like a snapshot waiting to happen.
It is a fulfilling and well written novel that can find solace for a character despite a string of lifelong disconnects, and by the end of “Arcadia,” Groff does just that.
"Are You My Mother?" is available in bookstores now.
If you're anything like me, when you sit down to study with music, you may inevitably find yourself writing "I'm lost in the world / I'm down on my mind" instead of defining relevant aspects of life history theory. Watching TV while completing a problem set? The last time I tried that, I waxed poetic about Liz Lemon's dominant alleles. No, homework requires something else—something without distracting words or images. So whether you're tackling a paper or problem set, movie scores are a surefire accompaniment. The Arts Board presents you with eight classics.
'The Orphan Master's Son' by Adam Johnson is available in bookstores now.
“The Hunger Games” proves to be that rare triumph: a compelling adaptation that captures the spirit and atmosphere of its source material without sacrificing originality or pandering to its audience.
“Actually, if you look closely, our ghosts are fluttering everywhere, dispersed and dispersing,” writes Dan Chaon in “Stay Awake,” an impressive and unsettling new collection of short stories. In this book, an atmospheric ode to all things disturbing, Chaon flits between the gruesome and the depressing and lingers just long enough on each story to fully realize its creepy environment.
There are few other songwriters who could so creatively string together a girlfriend-as-an-industrialized-country metaphor.