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  • In a word: Craquelure

    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. This week's word:
  • Moist slacks

    In an antic moment last week, The New Yorker pitched an appeal to readers: What word would you most like to eliminate from the English language? Awesome and epic won some votes because of overuse, phlegm from disgustingness, but moist, which has...

    Book review: 'In Other Worlds' by Margaret Atwood

    Book review: 'In Other Worlds' by Margaret Atwood
    In Other Worlds SF and the Human Imagination Margaret Atwood Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: 259 pp., $24.95 Great fiction writers are usually better at showing than at telling. Sometimes, though, the job of explaining their creative choices is thrust on...

    So many 3D movies, will there be space for ‘Gulliver’s Travels’?

     
    Nikki Finke is reporting that Fox has blinked and moved “Gulliver's Travels,” the comic modernizing of Jonathan Swift's famous satire starring Jack Black, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, to Christmas Day. I have a call in to Fox to confirm that....

    Movie Review: Gulliver’s Travels

     
    It begins with a very short cartoon starring that pre-historic “Ice Age” squirrel and ends with a big song and dance number. But no, “Gulliver's Travels” isn't all filler. Even though it sometimes seems that way. This Jack Black...