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Speaking Volumes: At the Altar of Poetry

About a decade ago, upon the publication of poet Alan Shapiro's book The Last Happy Occasion, I wrote that he had, until then, lived...
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Harry Potter Casts His Spell for a Sixth Time

Who knew that a young boy with rather geeky, dark-rimmed glasses could hold so much power? Not just the kind of magical power involving...
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Speaking Volumes: Sit Up and Take Notice!

Irving Penn has had one of the most remarkable careers in American photography. At the height of a pioneering and quite lucrative period spent...
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The Last Word: Chupah Chutzpah!

Looks like these “Wedding Crashers” (Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, center) get to chew some chicken fat with real members of a wedding party....
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Need the Write Stuff? Paging Bob Balaban!

"Manuscript" is scripted with stolen moments. Literary larceny is what playwright Paul Grellong makes book on here, turning writers into turncoats and reading the riot...
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On the Scene: What’s in ‘Store’ for Pauly Shore? Maybe a career turnaround with...

Bankrupt with ideas to keep your business busy? Need someone who earned an MBA in moxie, bravura and arrogance to turn it around rather...
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‘Scene’ Contest: Six-Pack of DVDs!

Want to get out and see a movie, but the heat’s got you afraid to open the door? Well, “On the Sceners,” have we got...
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Speaking Volumes: Autobiographical Art

In its earliest incarnation, The New Yorker was determinedly White Anglo Saxon Protestant in intent as well as content. This was at least true...
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A Not-So-Fragile 5 Years

A piece of glass is strong and durable, but at the same time, smooth and pristine. With one act of violence, however, it can...

Blogged Up

Is the CBS eye seeing red? Or is it just bloodshot from the shots the network's taken? Two seasons after enduring controversy about reportedly planning...