Hollywood loves writers. Some of our favorite movies just happen to be about novelists and what happens when they hit the open road. Whether it's a book tour, research, or a road trip for the hell of it, anything can happen.Continue Reading
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June 5 kicks off Pet Appreciation Week, so be sure and lavish even more love on your favorite furry friends for all the things they do (and in some cases, don't). Besides the unconditional love we get from our petsnot to mention free face washing, bed warming, and the occasional "gift" of a dead mousethey help us relieve stress and extend our lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control, pets can decrease your blood pressure and lower your cholesterol. Walking your dog is great exercise, as well as a fantastic way to meet other pet lovers.Continue Reading
Sixties pop culture would never have been the same without confused college graduate Benjamin Braddock, New York socialite Holly Golightly, rough-and-tumble marshal Rooster Cogburn, or Rosemary Woodhouse, who's beginning to have terrible suspicions about her husband and her creepy neighbors. Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby is one of the most faithful of adaptations (Ira Levin modeled his Gothic apartment building on the real-life Dakota in New York City), while the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's bears little resemblance to the much darker Truman Capote novel it's based on.Continue Reading
The Golden Globes, held on Jan. 11, are not only the most entertaining of Hollywood awards, but also excellent prep for the far more serious Oscars. If you want to be up on the stories that inspired many of the nominated films, these books are essential reading. Among the real-life memoirs now lighting up the […]Continue Reading
If you missed out on the early days of punk, the heyday of ’70s rock or the fabled ’80s Manchester music scene, you can relive those heady times thanks to new bios by legendary musicians who were at the heart of it all. Flash back to the ’80s with new memoirs from Billy Idol, Morrissey, […]Continue Reading
Books are practically characters in some of our favorite films: A controversial book helps Reese Witherspoon change her life path in Pleasantville, while a little girl finds her real family in Matilda, and, of course, a Robert Frost poem helped Ponyboy "Stay gold" in The Outsiders. Here are some of our favorite film characters as obsessed with books as we are.Continue Reading
Many of us grew up with Little Women, but just as many of us were raised with Little Witch, Dorrie the witch with striped stockings, and the magical stories of Ruth Chew, such as Wednesday Witch, who rides a vacuum cleaner instead of a broom. Whether you prefer your witches sweet, sassy, young, old, wise or wicked, here are some of our favorite magic makers for the very youngest readers on up.Continue Reading
When someone who's known for their haunting horror films turns to novel-writing, the results are often just as disturbing, visceral, and unforgettable. In his first novel Consumed, David Cronenberg, who's written and directed such classics of the genre as Scanners, Dead Ringers, and They Came From Within, spins a mesmerizing tale of murder, obsession, and dark conspiracy, all informed by the knowledge that the human body can be the scariest thing of allContinue Reading
What's better for a beach read than a scandalous, name-dropping Hollywood memoir? If you love reading about the private lives of famous people, you'll savor these dishy autobiographies from stars past and present. (And you might just need an ice-cold drink after some of these tell-alls.)Continue Reading
Psychologists just concluded that watching romantic movies with your spouse lowers your chances of getting a divorce, so this list of movies that celebrates romance is not just for Valentine's Day. Whether these will help save your marriage, we can't say, but if you're a fan of Cary Grant, Jane Austen, teen angst or kickboxing (the sport of the future), these are just what the doctor ordered.Continue Reading
It's a new year and time for a new start on your resolutions to get in shape, eat better, slow down and, as at least one celeb tweeted, read more books! (A resolution we can definitely get behind.) While most stars were sharing the usual goals of fitness or learning a new skill, count on Kanye West to promise not to rant... for at least six months.Continue Reading
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