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Inverting 'King Lear' In 'Goldberg Variations'

Susan Isaacs' latest novel revolves around Gloria Garrison, a 79-year-old CEO with a multimillion-dollar makeover business. Isaacs says her female characters don't need to be likable, but they should "fight for something beyond themselves."
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The 'Future' Of Movies? Critic Says It's Not So Bright

In his new book, New Yorker film critic David Denby bemoans what digital and global filmmaking has done to the industry. "[Movies] have to play in Bangkok and Bangalore ... as well as Bangor, Maine," he says. "The local flavor has gone out of them."
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Actor Robby Benson Is 'Not Dead ... Yet!'

The former teen heartthrob is best known for his roles in such films as Ode To Billy Joe, Ice Castles, and The Chosen. But he's also survived four open heart surgeries. His journey is the subject of his new memoir, I'm Not Dead ...Yet!
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Online And In The Open: Transparent Novel Writing

Silvia Hartmann is writing a novel in Google Docs so that readers can see her story appear line by line, edit by edit. Host Scott Simon talks with writer Silvia Hartmann about her progress.
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'Instant' Recounts The Magic Of Polaroids

Christopher Bonanos, an editor at New York Magazine, has written a history of Polaroid, called Instant.Host Scott Simon talks to Bonanos about his new book, in which he calls Polaroid the Apple of its day.

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