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26 Aug 2015 // 3:30 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 // 3:41 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 // 2:05 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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Allen Klein, Manager of Rock Bands, Emerges From the Shadows

“It wasn’t the [record] companies that were irreplaceable; it was the people who made the records.”

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27 Jul 2015 // 9:39 AM

‘Tour’ of Words in the Early World of David Foster Wallace

Arriving in theaters July 31, The End of the Tour tackles heady subjects like the American penchant for self-distraction, the tango between genius and depression, the role of groupthink in value systems and the powder keg of the mentor-protege relationship.

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23 Jul 2015 // 1:30 PM

Remembering E.L. Doctorow, Great American Mythologist

E.L. Doctorow, who died Tuesday of complications from lung cancer at 84, was perhaps the most American novelist of his generation.

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23 Jul 2015 // 2:05 AM

‘The Seven Good Years’ Is Brilliant and Short

Some of the strangeness Keret works into his fiction comes from the unique way he sees the real world: a little bent, exasperated, amused and yet also with deep wells of kindness.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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