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Jacket CopyJames Joyce's landmark novel "Ulysses" follows the peregrinations of Leopold Bloom around Dublin, Ireland, during a single day. That day, as fans of Joyce know, is June 16, and it's become known as Bloomsday in celebrations around the world. Here......
Architecture Critic"(500) Days of Summer" is a movie about obsessions -- gentle, often charming and non-stalkerish obsessions, for the most part, but obsessions all the same. Chief among them -- after romantic love, the subject that stands always at the heart of the story,...
So long as they keep funding public television and radio, I'm good. I grew up learning lots from "Sesame Street" and "The Electric Company" -- everything from the alphabet and numbers to sharing and a sense of humor, and I still listen to NPR daily. Ira...
Zap2It.comShowtime has picked up second seasons of "The Tudors" and "This American Life," while also ordering a new comedy from Tracey Ullman. "The Tudors" premiered on April 1 and generated solid ratings both on the premium cable network and in a variety of on-...
BOB GREENBLATT, the president of entertainment for Showtime Networks, has his eyes on the prizes. The shiny Emmy statuettes are a sure way to stand out in a crowded and ever-expanding entertainment universe. On the strength of such original offbeat and...
Zap2It.com"The Brave One," the second vigilante vengeance thriller of the fall, doesn't just skate by on another classy turn by Jodie Foster. She makes this latest Spawn of "Death Wish" downright disturbing as she explores the thrilling and then chilling and...
Tags: Mary Steenburgen, Death, Defense, Firearms, Crimes
The Dangerous World of Butterflies The Startling Subculture of Criminals, Collectors, and Conservationists Peter Laufer Lyons Press: 272 pp., $24.95 Peter Laufer was a little bit tired of writing about wars and American prisoners held against their...
Tags: Crimes, Los Angeles, Nazi Party, Journalism, The New York Times
Zap2It.comBy its nature, television does not lend itself to subtlety or delicate expression. It's not like a movie, where you've paid your money and sit in a dark room with nothing to focus on but the huge lighted screen in front of you. Television competes with...
Everyone has a favorite David Sedaris piece. Mine, I don't mind saying, is the essay "Me Talk Pretty One Day," in the collection of the same name. Just like everyone else who claims to love Sedaris (we were unable to procure a single disgruntled reader...
Chicago TribuneA layover disguised as a film, "Unaccompanied Minors" tells a John Hughes-ian tale of six kids stranded at an airport over the holidays. It comes from a story (a sharp nine-minute number called "Babysitting," by Susan Burton) originally broadcast on the...
The Swampby Aamer Madhani This Sunday's New York Times Magazine has an interesting story about a.m. radio's $400 million man. In the expansive profile, Zev Chafet soft pedals around conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's struggle to overcome a painkiller...
Tags: Entertainment, Radio, New York, The New York Times
Special to The TimesThere are really two John Hodgmans. One is well known to viewers of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" as the "resident expert" who offers preposterously inaccurate assessments of such things as Alan Greenspan's retirement and Iran's atomic aspirations....
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