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‘Bachelorette’: Mean Girls Make A Sport Of Spite

The three protagonists of Bachelorette do some pretty terrible things: They talk trash behind a fourth friend’s back, kvetching bitterly […]

Hard Of Heart, But Terribly Easy On The ‘Eye’

Fred Schepisi knows how to make the kinds of movies almost no one makes anymore. The tragedy is that they […]

‘Richard’ Serves Up Cannibalistic Horror, Sans Scares

Cannibalism and comedy are strange but remarkably compatible bedfellows. Paul Bartel’s cult classic Eating Raoul (1982) set the standard, lampooning […]

Advocate Fights ‘Ambient Despair’ In Assisted Living

Martin Bayne entered an assisted living facility at 53 after he was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease. The disease affected […]

You Don’t Have To Be A ‘Nerd,’ But It Helps

Cranky technophobe Huw is in a bad way. It’s centuries into the future, self-aware technology has formed a “singularity” — […]

Same Streets, Different Lives In ‘NW’ London

Writer Zadie Smith burst onto the literary scene with her first novel White Teeth more than a decade ago. Set […]

Was Zadie Smith’s Novel ‘NW’ Worth The Wait?

Zadie Smith wrote her last novel On Beauty seven years ago — a long time in the anxious world of […]

How Christopher Hitchens Faced His Own ‘Mortality’

When a consummately articulate, boundlessly bold journalist stricken with stage 4 esophageal cancer reports from the front lines about facing […]

New In Paperback Sept. 3-9

Fiction and nonfiction releases from Jeffrey Eugenides, Sebastian Barry, Jodi Kantor, David Margolick and Simon Garfield. [Copyright 2012 National Public […]

No-Bake Desserts? No Sweat

I was once known among my friends as the queen of desserts. OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but I was […]

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