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  • Joaquin Phoenix: film at Charles two days after 'Letterman'

    Joaquin Phoenix: film at Charles two days after 'Letterman'
    Joaquin Phoenix makes a return appearance to "Late Show with David Letterman" on Wednesday, September 22, and two days later hits the Charles in the controversial documentary "I'm Still Here," which chronicles his attempt to switch from acting to rap. In addition, just to remind audiences what the fuss is about, "Late Show" will replay, this Thursday, his notoriously cryptic February 11, 2009 appearance, which first set viewers wondering whether he was abysmally burned-out on acting or staging an intricate hoax.
  • In a word: Rebarbative

    Each week, The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar -- another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. Use it in a sentence in a comment on his blog, You Don't Say, and the...

    'End of the Rainbow': magic, heartbreak in Judy Garland portrayal

    'End of the Rainbow': magic, heartbreak in Judy Garland portrayal
    NEW YORK — Judy Garland, often drunk and occasionally disheveled, in Peter Quilter's biographical drama "End of the Rainbow," is rummaging for booze in her suite at the Ritz hotel. She's wired, and not simply because of the pills she can't seem to...

    Book review: 'Letters,' Saul Bellow, edited by Benjamin Taylor

    Book review: 'Letters,' Saul Bellow, edited by Benjamin Taylor
    Letters Saul Bellow, edited by Benjamin Taylor Viking: 608 pp, $35 Saul Bellow, being Saul Bellow, coined literary profit from emotional tumult. From personal pain came self-exploration and impish bons mots, poured into the heightened confessional of...

    Richard Poirier dies at 83; literary critic helped found Library of America

    Richard Poirier dies at 83; literary critic helped found Library of America
    Richard Poirier, a literary critic and writer who was one of the founders of the Library of America, a monumental effort to keep American literary classics in print and accessible to the reading public, died Aug. 15 at Roosevelt Hospital in New York. He...