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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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Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ Sells 1.1 Million Copies in 6 Days

As impressive as that is, it’s not 2015’s fastest-selling book. That honor goes to Grey by E.L. James, which in June sold the same 1.1 million copies in its first four days on sale.

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16 Jul 2015 // 10:00 AM

Atticus Finch a Racist? There Goes the Ideal

Fifty-three years later, for many fans of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book and perhaps even more so the Oscar-winning movie, Atticus is still the focus.

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9 Jul 2015 // 2:30 PM

For Harper Lee, ‘Mockingbird’ Fans, the Wait Is Almost Over

It’s the biggest literary surprise of the 21st century: On July 13, 55 years after the publication of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the reclusive 89-year-old Harper

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6 Jul 2015 // 3:42 PM

Some Comic Book Heroes Are Not So Super

Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and Captain America have become giants in pop culture through comic books, TV shows and feature films. But, have you heard of Funnyman? What about Man O’ Metal, Mr. Muscles or Pat Parker, War Nurse?

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Wendell Steavenson’s ‘Circling the Square’ Charges Into Egypt’s Turmoil

The way she writes about the Egyptian revolution, it’s as if Wendell Steavenson fell in love all at once with a people, a place and a moment in time.

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Mr. Robot: Episode 6 -- "Br4ve-Trave1er.asf

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"When episode six opens to find Elliot in terror and panic, it is soon confirmed that he should be.

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