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Colin MacCabe's new book is more a provocative polemic than a rounded biography, but it deserves the highest praise for being inspired by the belief that in the early 1960s Jean-Luc Godard grabbe

This is a book that should be on every activist's bed table, like Gideon bibles in hotels.

The
likeness of Nathaniel Hawthorne hanging in the AmLit museum resembles
the shadowy, fading portrait of a distinguished ancestor.

By the time that Jeanne Moreau cut the cake for his twenty-fifth birthday on the set of Elevator to the Gallows, Louis Malle had already been joint winner of an Oscar for his work on Jacqu

If ever there was an event that called for reflection on what was left of the New Left, it was the 1981 Brink's robbery.

It's a cliché to say that an artist draws his power from his
contradictions, but the lives of the great composers provide easy grist
for the mill.

While filming in Western Australia in May 1999, the critic Robert Hughes
survived--barely--a head-on collision with another car.

Most biographies of literary figures are a wonderful substitute for
actually having to read the work.

"We now live in a culture that's hyperaware of the construction and
manipulation of images in politics," David Greenberg writes in
Nixon's Shadow.

How we miss Martha Gellhorn, and how we need her right now!

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November 22, 2010