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‘Louie’: TV’s Most Original Comedy Returns

A lot of stand-up comedians make us laugh, but only a handful, like Lenny Bruce, Woody Allen or Richard Pryor, […]

More Than Words: How Some Movies Wind Up With Lousy Subtitles

When Alice’s flamingo-cum-croquet mallet was translated as a “flamenco,” I’d had enough. Everybody makes mistakes, but whoever was responsible for […]

Personal Essays Engage Power Of Poetry

Ralph Waldo Emerson tells us that poets are the beholders of ideas and the announcers of human experience’s necessary and […]

Great Expectations, And Some Hope Of Meeting Them

David Henry Hwang is a playwright from Los Angeles, currently living in New York, who has dealt with issues of […]

In France, A Star Rises From An Oft-Neglected Place

Frenchman Jean Dujardin may have won this year’s Academy Award for best actor for his role in The Artist, but […]

‘Beasts’ Finds Its Heart In A 6-Year-Old Heroine

The most captivating narrator in a movie right now has to be the fierce, brave 6-year-old girl at the center […]

A Laugh A Minute, On Screen And In Life

Nora Ephron, the essayist, novelist, screenwriter and film director, died Tuesday night in Manhattan. She was 71, and suffered from […]

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Fiction and nonfiction releases from Amor Towles, Sapphire, Penn Jillette and Jane Gross. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

A Broken Family Navigates ‘The World Without You’

Joshua Henkin opens his third novel with a dramatic setup. Leo Frankel has been killed while reporting from Iraq for […]

Ephron: From ‘Silkwood’ To ‘Sally,’ A Singular Voice

Nora Ephron brought us two of the most indelible scenes in contemporary cinema — and they’re startlingly different. There’s the […]

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