updated Sat. October 28, 2023
April 14, 2018
First up: IFC's Mary Shelley, which stars Elle Fanning as the famous author, who quickly learns that there are much shittier monsters in this world than a straightforward reanimated corpse. Opening in theaters on May 25, the film co-stars Douglas Booth as Mary's apparent drunken shitheel of a husband,ÃâÃÂ ...
The Sydney Morning Herald
April 6, 2018
I saw America and met Americans by the dozen, but I found Trump only in the way that American poet William Hughes Mearns found a ghost in his celebrated poem, Antigonish. Yesterday, upon the stair. I met a man ..... The author's route by rail across the United States. In the dinner lottery, I'm next to anÃâÃÂ ...
March 6, 2018
Okay, quick show of hands: Who remembers “Cat Person”? The short story? Published in The New Yorker by author Kristen Roupenian? Kicked off a whole tidal wave of thinkpieces about what was either a) a cutting and upsetting depiction of slowly festering toxic masculinity , or b) a writer picking on thoseÃâÃÂ ...
February 21, 2018
As many an initially ironic Olympics watcher has learned over the years, curling is a surprisingly fascinating sport to get sucked into, full of precision shots, opponent-crushing hits, and brooms. (There are a lot of brooms.) It's enough to give the oddball sport its own passionate fanbase, something actressÃâÃÂ ...
February 14, 2018
Fresh off the quiet box-office success of his 2017 Julia Roberts vehicle Wonder, director Stephen Chbosky has lined up his next project: A biopic centered on Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. According to Deadline, Chbosky has become attached to the project alongside producerÃâÃÂ ...
February 2, 2018
Quoting anonymous sources from the show's production, THR claims that Gaiman butted heads with Green and Fuller about the series' direction going forward, with the author allegedly balking at decisions that would have moved the second season away from a straighter adaptation of his 2001 novel.
January 23, 2018
Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the most prominent names in the world of American fiction writing, has died. According to The New York Times, Le Guin—whose most famous works include science fiction and fantasy mainstays like The Lathe Of Heaven and the Earthsea series of fantasy novels, and whoseÃâÃÂ ...
January 11, 2018
The Rice project has been in the works for a good long while now, as the author and her son, Christopher Rice, have struggled to find the right team and studio to help bring Interview With The Vampire's Louis, Lestat, and the rest of her blood-sucking pretty boys to the small screen. (Paramount TelevisionÃâÃÂ ...
January 4, 2018
“Steamed Hams” has become enough of a touch point, in fact, that it's drawn the actual author of the sketch back into its reach. Bill Oakley—who, with Josh Weinstein, served as a showrunner on the season that produced “22 Short Films,” and who personally penned the segment's first draft—finally weighedÃâÃÂ ...
December 29, 2017
It's possible that Simon & Schuster didn't really understand what a headache it was getting itself into when it decided to publish a book from real-world trollface meme Milo Yiannopoulos, a decision that's forced the publisher to deal with author boycotts, public disgrace, and, now, an ongoing lawsuit fromÃâÃÂ ...
Press of Atlantic City
December 27, 2017
Sharon Schulman, executive director of Stockton University's William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy, is leaving her post after 10 years. 'I tend to take on new challenges after I accomplish what I want,' said Schulman, 70, who now lives in Gloucester Township with her husband, Sheldon, 74.
December 22, 2017
Besides Morris himself, the podcast will feature contributions from series star Peter Sarsgaard, Eric Olson, and author Jon Ronson, who wrote about Frank Olson's death for his book The Men Who Stare At Goats. Netflix previously did something similar for its hit docuseries Making A Murderer; meanwhile,ÃâÃÂ ...
December 20, 2017
In a move that both highlights the viral potency of her now-signature short story—and will likely cause the heads of its harshest critics to summarily implode—The Associated Press is reporting that Kristen Roupenian, the author of New Yorker sensation “Cat Person,” has signed a book deal that's estimatedÃâÃÂ ...
December 14, 2017
The anthology series promises to dip into a number of the Blade Runner author's obsessions, including identity and the nature of reality. (No Will Ferrell, though.) Meanwhile, there's also the latest season of Doctor Who on offer, and—for those willing to pony up some cash—the spectacle of Gerard Butler'sÃâÃÂ ...
November 19, 2017
The backlash against Lena Dunham's since-retracted message of support for a Girls writer accused of sexual assault deepened today, when a writer for Dunham's Lenny Letter newsletter openly denounced her now-former boss. Novelist Zinzi Clemmons (author of What We Lose) posted a letter on TwitterÃâÃÂ ...
November 7, 2017
Celebrated author and journalist Gay Talese served up a much less celebrated plate of bad opinions last night, when he decided to wax poetic on Kevin Spacey's various harassment and assault accusations to Vanity Fair. “I feel so sad, and I hate that actor that ruined this guy's career,” Talese told a VFÃâÃÂ ...
October 26, 2017
HBO has canceled plans for an upcoming miniseries about the 2016 election from author and former ABC News head Mark Halperin, in the wake of accusations of sexual harassment that came to light against him earlier this week. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the premium cable network pulledÃâÃÂ ...
October 23, 2017
After writing three very funny books of fake trivia, esoteric lists, and other myriad and delightful bullshit, John Hodgman—the multi-hyphenate podcast host, author, former Apple pitchman, Daily Show correspondent, internet storyteller, etc.—has taken a sharp hard turn into truth. His latest bookÃâÃÂ ...
Shore News Today
October 18, 2017
LONGPORT — After years educating young minds about politics, borough resident Brigid Callahan Harrison will be one of six New Jersey leaders to receive Hughes Center honors. Harrison, a professor of political science and law at Montclair State University, political commentator and author, will receiveÃâÃÂ ...
September 16, 2017
Not only does this new series keep the author in the corporate family as part of his ongoing deal with the network; with its Afrofuturist themes and predominantly black cast and creative team, there's also a implication buried here that the network is hoping to deflect some of the criticisms that have plaguedÃâÃÂ ...
September 14, 2017
... the new series left in an even more mysterious existential limbo than usual. “Many things in life just happen and we have to come to our own conclusions,” Lynch noted. “You can, for example, read a book that raises a series of questions, and you want to talk to the author, but he died a hundred years ago.
August 24, 2017
It all started when a popular novel, Angie Thomas' politically charged The Hate U Give, was suddenly knocked from the top of the charts by a book called Handbook For Mortals, written by relatively unknown author/actress Lani Sarem, and published by newcomer outfit GeekNation. And Handbook didn'tÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
AMC announced that it's giving a green light to a new horror series called NOS4A2 today, which means it might finally be time for us to bust out that Dr. Acula script that's been floating around in the back of our heads for years. (Or, hey, maybe an undead hockey pic titled The Ghoultender.) But we kid authorÃâÃÂ ...
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