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Tom Rob Smith on “American Crime Story” and Creating Meaning from Pain

“That’s what crime is…crime is people being ripped from the world.” Tom Rob Smith (THE FARM, CHILD 44) speaks with the New York Times about writing for the TV show The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. He talks about exploring not only the loss of Gianni Versace and the other victims of Andrew […]

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David Ewing Duncan Learns How to Live Forever

“With large-scale recoding, you have to wonder whether new and improved genomes would make us someone different altogether.” Our own David Ewing Duncan learns how to live forever after speaking with George Church, a geneticist who studies DNA. Duncan describes how Church experiments with recoding and synthesizing DNA in various organisms, including humans, so that […]

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TIME Magazine features A Wrinkle in Time in an in-depth cover story

“Dear Mr. Disney”— That’s how a 10-year-old girl named Catherine began her letter to the most powerful man in movies during the bitter, final months of 1963. She had experienced that year’s traumas like most children do, through the anxious whispers of adults, despair moving a few feet above her head. She wanted to tell […]

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Publisher’s Weekly Review for TIPS FOR LIVING by Renée Shafransky

Nora Glasser, the plucky narrator of Shafransky’s assured first novel, leaves New York City for the Long Island town of Pequod after her marriage to famous painter Hugh Walker ends bitterly. More than two years later, she’s established herself in the community, writing a humorous column, “Tips for Living,” for the local paper. Then Hugh […]

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“The Christmas Train” Is Going to Be Hallmark’s Best Holiday Movie Ever

Featuring what is definitely Hallmark’s most wonderful cast to date — Dermot Mulroney, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Joan Cusack and Danny Glover — The Christmas Train is based on David Baldacci’s best-selling novel of the same name. Dermot stars as a jaded journalist named Tom who is traveling by train from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles. Along […]

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Harlan Coben named on list of Most Binge-Worthy Authors of All Time

Harlan Coben’s addictive crime novels—he has around 27 out so far—keep readers on the edge of their seat. Get ready for twists, turns, reversals, and you’d-never-guess-it plot twists. His thrillers are virtuoso mysteries that expose the dark side of familiar settings. Prepare yourself for relatable characters, crackling prose, and shocking endings. Coben’s popular Myron Bolitar […]

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The Classic Q&A: Philip Caputo

A Rumor of War, Philip Caputo’s searing personal account of his time as a Marine in Vietnam, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, in time for PBS’s formidable 18-hour documentary, The Vietnam War (Caputo is featured in the series). The book was published just two years after the fall of Saigon, a time when Vietnam was […]

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