Roxane Gay’s book of essays, titled “Bad Feminist,” addresses the contradictions many women may find within themselves, particularly with what they choose to enjoy in pop culture: books, movies, television shows, music.
Nintendo's Kirby is just a pink sphere with feet, arms, eyes and a mouth. He doesn't appear to pose much of a threat — instead, he looks like a wad of bubble gum that, at worst, you might have to peel off the sole of your shoe.
"The Fifth Gospel" (Simon & Schuster), by Ian Caldwell
The curator of a groundbreaking exhibit at the Vatican dies mysteriously hours before its premiere. Within hours, his research partner's family becomes victim to a home invasion.
In the years since he strutted onto the scene — lean, handsome, mouth running a mile a minute — in Doug Liman's "Swingers" (1996), Vince Vaughn has become one of the poster boys for the mainstream American comedy: from romantic ("The Break-Up") to bromantic ("Old School"), pretty good ("Wedding Crashers") to very bad ("Fred Claus") to frankly unnecessary ("Delivery Man").
"Lies That Blind" (Minotaur Books), by Maggie Barbieri
Family relationships can be complicated, tangled up with love, loyalty and support in the best situations and, in the worst cases, hostility, resentment and revenge. While secrets can be part of a family's emotional fabric, how people react to these revelations says volumes about a person.
Dr. Sanjay Khurana was wrapping up a golf game when a vintage plane buzzed overhead, clipped a tree and “dropped like a rock” onto the green. He rushed to the crash, finding a pilot bleeding from a deep gash in his head.
Fifty-years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would “open the city of hope to all people of all races.”
Harrison Ford reported engine failure shortly after takeoff and told air-traffic controllers he was returning to the airport before crash-landing his vintage plane on a nearby golf course in Los Angeles
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says the "Greatest Show on Earth" will go on without elephants.
If the mark of a good con artist is that he or she makes you think you know exactly what's going on — when of course you haven't a clue — that's also the mark of a good con-artist movie, isn't it? To make you feel like you totally get what's about to happen — "Oh yeah, I've seen this in tons of movies," you think — and then, boom. That's not what happens at all. See, you lost your focus for a second.
"Leaving Before the Rains Come" (Penguin Press), by Alexandra Fuller
In her new memoir, Alexandra Fuller reveals that she wrote nine novels before her agent said her writing was solid but she lacked a compelling story to tell. Fuller responded by looking inward and penning a series of searing portraits about her life, family and growing up in 1970s Rhodesia, a nation at the boundaries of war in southern Africa.
Already a tradition at Calvary Lutheran High School, seniors have the option to direct at the spring One-Act Festival.
Iron & Wine, "Archive Series Volume No. 1" (Black Cricket Recording Co.)
The songs from Iron & Wine's first album, "The Creek Drank the Cradle," were cherry-picked from material Sam Beam had been recording at home for years before catching the attention of Sup Pop Records in 2002.
"Funny Girl" (Riverhead Books), by Nick Hornby
The author of "High Fidelity" has a new novel out, and it's a sweet sojourn to 1960s London, where a cast of writers and actors embark on a groundbreaking television show that changes the course of their lives.
Do you have some empty space on your walls? Or in your heart?