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'Opening Wednesday' Dusts Off Some Overlooked Cinematic Treasures

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 9:00am

Charles Taylor's new book collects his writings about cult classics of the 1970s — films like Two-Lane Blacktop, Vanishing Point and Foxy Brown — and what they say about the culture of that era.

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H.P. Lovecraft's Monster Is Wrapping Family Game Night Up In Tentacles

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 7:01am

A century after the horror writer created Cthulhu, board game creators and players have resurrected the deep sea monster and brought it into pop culture. Why is this beast making a comeback?

(Image credit: Courtesy of Petersen Games)

'Stephen Florida' Goes To The Mat — And Wins

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 6:00am

Gabe Habash's audacious coming-of-age novel follows a charismatic, troubled, sometimes repellent college wrestler who comes close to the edge of madness after an injury derails his final season.

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'Called To Rise': Dallas Police Chief On Overcoming Racial Division

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 6:28pm

Last year, Dallas Police Chief David Brown was the face of leadership after a gunman killed five police officers during a protest. He has since retired from the force and wrote a book about his life.

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Polar Photographer Shares His View Of A Ferocious But Fragile Ecosystem

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 2:59pm

Paul Nicklen has spent decades documenting the Arctic and the Antarctic. "I want people to realize that ice is like the soil in the garden," he says. "Without ice the polar regions cannot exist."

(Image credit: Paul Nicklen Gallery)

'Would Everybody Please Stop' Is Serious, Funny And Seriously Funny

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:09am

Jenny Allen's new essay collection is sarcastic, funny and astute, finding humor in everything from her battle with cancer to the indignities of aging to her many, many linguistic pet peeves.

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