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  • Mike McGrady dies at 78; journalist behind sexy bestselling hoax

    Mike McGrady dies at 78; journalist behind sexy bestselling hoax
    In the summer of 1966, Newsday columnist Mike McGrady threw down the gauntlet to a trusted coterie of fellow journalists: Produce a novel so poorly written and relentlessly focused on sex that it would fly off bookstore shelves. Two dozen colleagues, including past and future Pulitzer Prize winners, accepted the challenge.
  • Movie review: 'Trollhunter'

    Movie review: 'Trollhunter'
    From Norwegian writer-director André Ovredal comes the spry, amusing and pulse-pounding "Trollhunter," a monster movie with a love for mountainous, tree-lined Scandinavian scenery and an even greater love for setting memorably ugly, hulking and...

    The Siren's Call: A beastly menagerie

    The Siren's Call: A beastly menagerie
    Scan through digital images from the Aberdeen Bestiary and you'll find a marvelous stew of myth and reality. Alongside familiar animals — leopards, panthers, hyenas — this glorious 12th century illuminated manuscript includes some strange...

    'You Think That's Bad': Book review

    'You Think That's Bad': Book review
    You Think That's Bad Stories Jim Shepard Alfred A. Knopf: 226 pp., $24.95 It's not that Jim Shepard isn't known, exactly; it's that he isn't known enough. Although his 2007 collection of short fiction, "Like You'd Understand, Anyway," was a finalist...

    Critic's Notebook: Annette Bening takes the ordinary to Oscar-worthy heights

    Critic's Notebook: Annette Bening takes the ordinary to Oscar-worthy heights
    There is a very particular art to playing the ordinary. Few actors do it well — Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney always come to mind. Of those, most fail to get their due come Oscar night — thoughts of Giamatti and Linney rise again. The...