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  • Three memoirs that prove libraries and books save lives

    Three memoirs that prove libraries and books save lives
    Your English teacher and your local librarian are as important in a crisis as a fireman or an ambulance driver. That’s the message to be found inside three recent American memoirs, each written by authors whose lives were saved by literature. In...
  • Films Lure Oscar With Slick Looks, Sharp Design

    In any film, words are just the starting point. As the project moves along, cinematographers, production and costume designers, visual-effects artists and other below-the-line artisans contribute immeasurably to the storytelling, and to the lasting impact...
  • This Beethoven hunter knows the score

    This Beethoven hunter knows the score
    BONN, Germany — The slightest hint that a lost manuscript, letter or personal artifact of the great German composer Ludwig van Beethoven might exist and be available for acquisition is enough to get Michael Ladenburger's adrenaline pumping. The...
  • 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me,' 'Mary Poppins' Join National Film Registry

    "Pulp Fiction," "Roger & Me," "The Magnificent Seven," "Mary Poppins," "Judgment at Nuremberg" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" are among 25 films selected by the Library of Congress this year to be added to its National Film Registry. The...
  • 'Mary Poppins' among 25 films added to National Film Registry

    'Mary Poppins' among 25 films added to National Film Registry
    A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry...
  • National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'

    National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'
    A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry...
  • Vince Guaraldi's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' score is a gift

    Vince Guaraldi's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' score is a gift
    The greatest of all holiday specials, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," is on ABC at 8 tonight [Thursday]. (It's also available to stream free via Hulu.) Last year, I wrote about its music, which is some of my favorite music of all time. Unable to restate it...
  • Restored Mary Pickford film to be screened in New Hampshire

    Seven years ago, a contractor was commissioned to tear down a decaying barn in the small New Hampshire town of Nelson. Before destroying the building, he checked out the barn to make sure it was empty. It wasn't. On the second floor were an old film...
  • Elizabeth Smart tells her story in new memoir

    The disappearance of 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart dominated headlines a decade ago. Now 25, Smart tells of her experiences in "My Story," a memoir published this week by St. Martin's. "I want people to know that I'm happy in my life right now," Smart...
  • PBS’ ambitious “Latino Americans” chronicles 500 years of history

     
    In the past few years, in the wake of the Latino impact on the 2012 presidential election, and with heated immigration discussions, the effect of the Latino population on America has been put more toward the forefront of people’s consciousness....
  • Inside the Twitterverse

    Win the Moment. That's the theme of the two-day conference I just spoke at, that Twitter is holding for its employees in San Francisco. In many ways, it's a surprisingly modest topic, since whether Twitter has won the moment is not very much in doubt. It'...
  • Dave Kehr Named MoMA Adjunct Curator for Film

    Veteran film critic and programmer Dave Kehr will become the new Adjunct Curator in the Museum of Modern Art's Film department, the museum announced on Monday. Kehr's appointment comes nearly one year after the departure of longtime MoMA staffer...