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Movie Review: The Hunger Games

AbeBooks review of The Hunger Games movie.

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Graham Greene and Shirley Temple

The blog 101 Books writes about Graham Greene and eight-year-old Shirley Temple. The English author reviewed one of Temple’s movies and wrote this: Watch the way she measures a man with agile studio eyes, with dimpled depravity. Adult emotions of love and grief glissade across the mask of childhood, a childhood that is only skin-deep. […]

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Muhammad Ali’s Legendary Trainer Angelo Dundee Dies at 90

Angelo Dundee has passed away at 90. His illustrious and unforgettable career included training Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman, and of course Muhammad Ali.

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Video review of R. Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country

My colleague Beth offers this review of R. Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country. Robert Crumb, better known as R. Crumb, is an American cartoonist, well-known for being outspoken, critical and subversive, for his highly recognizable illustrative style, and for his friendship and collaborations with Charles Bukowski. But many people don’t realize that Crumb […]

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Beth’s Favorite Reads of 2011

Have you ever tried keeping a list of all the books you read or all the movies you watch in a year? For the past few years I’ve done both, and have been pleased at how satisfying it’s been to see the list as winter winds down. For someone who finds value in reading, it […]

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A review of Kim Jong-il’s book

Daniel Kalder offers a review of Kim Jong-il’s Our Socialism Centered On the Masses Shall Not Perish.

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Video review of Toast by Nigel Slater: my latest food memoir read

Toast: The Story of a Boy’s Hunger by Nigel Slater is the latest food memoir that I have read. I’m a fan of Heat by Bill Buford, Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain and The Hungry Years by William Leith. This memoir is a little softer than those three but that’s part of its appeal. Slater […]

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C.S. Forester’s lost crime novel, The Pursued

The Independent has a little review of The Pursued by C.S. Forester. It’s a ‘lost’ novel in that it was actually lost. Forester wrote the crime novel as Cecil Louis Troughton Smith in 1935 but then it was misplaced. I wonder where it went. The manuscript didn’t turn up until 2002. Of course, Forester is […]

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Hunger Games Trailer – Movie Preview

Watch the official trailer for The Hunger Games movie by Suzanne Collins.

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Review of It’s Fine by Me by Per Petterson

The Daily Telegraph carries a review of It’s Fine by Me by Per Petterson. Fans of Out Stealing Horses will be tempted to take a look. This new novel is a coming-of-age story featuring 13-year-old Auden Sletten in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Auden’s older brother has drowned in a car accident and it […]

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