| Aug 14, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Cancer lends itself to the realms of myth.
Siddhartha Mukherjee gave the disease some regal treatment in the title of his prize-winning book "The Emperor of All Maladies," but cancer's no emperor. It's a beast.
Where actual mythological monsters are...
| Apr 24, 2011
Scan through digital images from the Aberdeen Bestiary and you'll find a marvelous stew of myth and reality.
Alongside familiar animals — leopards, panthers, hyenas — this glorious 12th century illuminated manuscript includes some strange...
| Jun 6, 2010
Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pinkwater brings a magical realist perspective to YA fiction in the third volume of the series that begins with "The Yggyssey" and "The Neddiad."
The Clock Without a...
| Mar 26, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi had a Herculean task with "Clash of the Titans" -- how do you hold on to the heroic touchstones from the beloved (but now wildly dated) 1981 original film and still make a 21st......
| Mar 30, 2010
| 4:33 PM
"Clash of the Titans" hits theaters Friday with an epic scale and spirit of adventure that jumps off the screen, and not just because of the 3-D effects. The film and its director, Louis Leterrier, make a strong visual statement......
| Jun 25, 2010
| 1:01 PM
Though it was shown in 3-D in some theaters, that process was added after the movie had been completed, so this remake of the sandals-and-sorcery epic doesn't lose much visually on video.
It also doesn't have Ray Harryhausen's special-effects wizardry,...