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August 2012 Archives

Best-selling author Scott Turow is best known for legal thrillers like Presumed Innocent, which was made into a movie starring Harrison Ford.  His latest project is a three-part story called “Rochelle,” starring Rosanna Arquette as a divorceé who hires a […]

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There are two big releases in honor of the 40th anniversary of one of the most critical and popular successes in film history, The Godfather.  First, coming out October 1, is The Godfather: The Official Motion Picture Archives, the definitive behind-the-scenes […]

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Musician Nick Cave and director John Hillcoat are Australians who are drawn to bleak internal and external landscapes.  They worked together on “The Proposition,” a western-style and very violent crime story about brothers.  “Lawless” is another crime story about brothers, […]

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Families should be sure to check out the Scholastic News Service coverage of the conventions, with children reporting on the news.  They’re doing a terrific job, smart, straightforward, and informative.

The new horror film “Possession” is a kind of Jewish version of “The Exorcist,” the story of a little girl who is possessed by an evil spirit.  Like “The Exorcist,” it was inspired by a true story, and focuses on […]

On August 30, 1797, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin was born.  She was the daughter of philosopher William Godwin and pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.  She had a remarkable life and married the poet Percy Shelley, but she will always be remembered for […]

I’m totally psyched for the return of one of my favorite shows, and this makes clear that there’s a lot of exciting developments ahead.  What is Regina doing?  And is it over for good between Bay and Emmett?

I am still enjoying the weekly episodes of “Written by a Kid” on Geek and Sundry’s YouTube channel.  Here’s another one of my favorites. The behind the scenes videos are also lots of fun.  

Next week, the DC Shorts Film Festival opens with eleven days of short films from around the world. The festival will be spread between three different venues in Washington, DC and at the new Angelika Film Center and Café Mosaic in Fairfax, […]

Mike Birbiglia‘s stories about his experiences with a rare form of sleepwalking became a part of his stand-up routine, a book, monologues on This American Life, and now a movie.  He came to Washington for a screening of the film […]