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Elmore Leonard’s Rocky Road to Fame

It took him 30 years of writing to make it big. Maybe his drinking slowed him up. Or publishers didn’t know how to sell him. But no one ever said Leonard didn’t know how to write.

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Seizure Med Turns You Into E.E. Cummings

After starting a new drug, an epileptic woman started writing 10 to 15 poems each day. Is this the weirdest side effect ever?

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Kristen Wiig’s Difficult Welcome to Me and More: TIFF Dispatch One

Film writers Fariha Roísín and Sara Black McCulloch are covering the Toronto International Film Festival this year as a series of conversations about the festival and its programming. The first dispatch includes Clouds of Sils Maria, Welcome to Me, Infinitely Polar Bear, and Frailer. Read more…

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We Interrupt This Broadcast—for a Novel

When TV producer George Lerner turned his hand to novel writing, he needed a totally new skill set—and learned a lot along the way about the many ways stories are told.

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Has Lost Its Way

Good acting—and in the case of ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ great lighting, gorgeous sets, and an impeccably researched, eclectic sound track—can’t always get you through misguided writing.

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Beguiling if Unlikely Travel Books

Sean Wilsey recommends travel writing that at first glance might not be classified as travel writing and by such surprising writers as Casanova and Tom Wolfe.

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Hollywood’s Leading Men, Arranged in a Helpful Graphic From Shortest to Tallest

With three hit films this year under his belt, Kevin Hart is now firmly established as a major Hollywood star … and he’s a quietly groundbreaking one, to boot. Standing at just five foot two, Hart is at the low end of Hollywood A-listers when it comes to height, as … More »

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How to Write Jokes for the Academy Awards

Have you ever wondered how the Academy Awards gets written every year? Bruce Vilanch is the man to ask. Starting as a writer on the broadcast 25 years ago, Vilanch has been the annual show’s head writer since 2000. What he specifically writes varies from host to host, but ultimately, … More »

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Lana Del Rey’s Death Wish Pissed Off Frances Bean Cobain

Even though Lana Del Rey recently recanted her comments about wanting to be dead like her idols Janis Joplin, Elvis, Amy Winehouse, and Kurt Cobain, Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean isn’t thrilled that Del Rey threw around her father’s name like that in the first place. She tweeted: “the death of … More »

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The Lion King Turns 20: Lyricist Tim Rice Talks About Writing 5 Iconic Songs

Broadway lyricist Tim Rice, whose credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess, and Aida, is more than just a wordsmith — he’s also an adept juggler. When the songwriter hunkered down to pen tunes for 1994’s The Lion King, he also found himself recruited … More »

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Robinson leads tributes to Byrne

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Sir Tony Robinson leads tributes to British actress Patsy Byrne, best known for playing Nursie in Blackadder, who has died aged 80.

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