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Dartmouth College alumnus Budd Schulberg in an undated photograph. Dartmouth is holding a symposium next week aimed at clarifying the late screenwriter and novelist's place in American letters and culture. (Courtesy Dartmouth College Library)

The Measure of a Writer

Friday, October 31, 2014

In December 1935, Budd Schulberg, a Dartmouth College junior and editor-in-chief of the daily paper The Dartmouth , traveled from Hanover some 60 miles west …

Cinematographer to Give Talk in Hanover

Friday, October 31, 2014

It’s relatively rare that a major Hollywood talent comes to the Upper Valley to talk about his work, but moviegoers have the chance to hear …

Naomi Watts Tests Comedy’s Warmer Roles

Friday, October 31, 2014

Hempstead Gardens, n.y. — Dressed in an oversized night shirt, Naomi Watts moved stealthily across the darkened suburban house where she was shooting her new …

Cream Vocalist, Bassist Jack Bruce Dies at 71

Sunday, October 26, 2014

London — Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to …

Bradlee’s Sense of Style

Friday, October 24, 2014

“Hey, Tiger.” He said things like that. He had lusty greetings, exotic epithets and obsolete profanities he got away with. He was unabashed, uninhibited. Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee, who died Tuesday at age 93, was a Boston Brahmin but …

‘Maze Runner’ Meant to Launch Series

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent …

‘Ouija’ Could Scare Tweens

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ouija might just be an example of anti-product placement. If you have a Ouija board at home and see the new movie inspired by the Hasbro toy, you will want to blow the dust off the box, toss it into the fire or trash and hope it doesn’t …

‘St. Vincent’ Draws a Big Halo Over Bill Murray

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bill Murray, the closest thing pop culture has to a secular saint, makes it official in St. Vincent, in which he’s canonized — if not literally, then pretty close to it — as America’s most cherished grizzled eccentric. …

Warhol Bodyguard Sued Over ‘Liz’

Saturday, October 25, 2014

New York — Andy Warhol’s foundation sued the iconic pop artist’s former bodyguard, accusing him of stealing Liz, a 1964 painting of actress Elizabeth Taylor, and hiding it for more than 30 years. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, established by the artist’s will to hold …

After Reports, TLC Cancels ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has been officially canceled by TLC, the network confirms, after disturbing reports that star Mama June is in a relationship with a convicted child molester. “TLC has canceled the series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective …

That’s How She Rolls

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Larry Papineau, of Wilder, watches his dog Daisy roll around on his front lawn earlier this week. “It may look cute, but she’s just found something smelly,” he said. Valley News — Ariana van den Akker …

On Poetry: Children, Schools, Football and What We Value

Friday, October 24, 2014

This fall, our news, and not merely in the sports outlets, was filled with Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice’s brutal assault on his wife in an Atlantic City elevator. Rice was at first slapped on the wrist by league commissioner Roger Goodell: a two-day suspension. Goodell increased …

40 Years on, ‘The Power Broker’ Has Become Standard Reading

Friday, October 24, 2014

New York — Carl Weisbrod was two years out of graduate school, planning a career in law, when a new book about municipal builder Robert Moses changed his life: Robert Caro’s The Power Broker. “It had a profound …