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5 Nov 2015 // 12:35 PM

Carrie Brownstein’s New Memoir Is a Mash Note to Her Band

“It’s a love letter to music and a love letter to my bandmates,” Brownstein says of her book.

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5 Nov 2015 // 11:30 AM

John Irving Wrestles with Memory in ‘Avenue of Mysteries’

John Irving has used the wrestler’s tool kit to become among the very best known novelists in America.

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Ringo Starr Releases ‘Photograph’ Collection and is Subject of Short Doc

Famed drummer Ringo Starr is also an avid photographer. At the Strand, Starr discussed images from his collection Photograph with Little Steven Van Zandt.

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Susanna Moore’s ‘Paradise of the Pacific’ Is a Vivid, Powerful History of Hawaii

Moore has no use for easy answers, but rather means to trace a lineage that, for better and for worse, has made contemporary Hawaii what it is.

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26 Aug 2015 // 2:30 PM

Movie Star Jackie Chan Caught Between East and West

Jackie Chan has just published an autobiography in Chinese, Never Grow Up, Only Get Older, and the title is more than apropos.

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18 Aug 2015 // 2:41 PM

Win an #EverybodyRise Prize Pack from PopMatters

Stephanie Clifford's new book Everybody Rise is released today and to celebrate we're throwing a contest for a chance to win the book and a Dior addict make-up set.

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Ann Beattie’s ‘The State We’re In’ Doesn’t Settle for Easy Solutions

Who are we? How do we navigate the world or each other? These have long been Beattie’s signature concerns.

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‘Barefoot to Avalon’ Pierces Through Easy Answers to Tragedy, Loss

The key motif of this story is that one tragedy cannot stand apart from all the others, that we live at the mercy of a heritage, a history, we can never fully understand.

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Will ‘Goosebumps’ Movie Scare Up the Audience the Popular Books Did?

There was a time when the idea of a movie based on the Goosebumps series of books would have seemed as natural as a Harry Potter visit to the wand shop.

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30 Jul 2015 // 1:05 AM

‘Loving Day’ Is a Biting Commentary on Race, Otherness

This is a comic but incisive social commentary on blackness, whiteness and otherness -- as well as love, family and the repercussions of allowing others to define us.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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