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No one knows the writer's Hollywood more intimately than William Goldman. Two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter and the bestselling author of Marathon Man, Tinsel, Boys and Girls Together, and other... View details

It may well be pointless to try and isolate the great powers of the movie industry. Stars, studio executives, directors, and producers all circle in the same orbit, subject to the same gravitational l...
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Startling true stories behind New England's vampire legends-back in print with a new preface by the author... View details

Sylvia Tory lived alone in a small cabin deep in the Ministerial Woods. The former slave was a “sibyl or fortune-teller or prophetess or spirit-medium or witch, just as one’s fancy might call her,” ac...
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Beautiful, flaxen-haired Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and when he departs to make his fortune, she vows never to love another. So when she hears that his ship has been captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts - who never leaves survivo... View details

How is such a thing possible? I’ll do my best to explain. As a child, I had simply no interest in books. I hated reading, I was very bad at it, and besides, how could you take the time to read when th...
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In her groundbreaking debut essay collection, actress Lily Collins-Golden Globe-nominated star of Rules Don't Apply, Mortal Instruments, and To the Bone-is opening a poignant, honest conversation about the things young women... View details

I’ve found that some people are really great at hiding. Pretending. Lying. Lying about what they feel, what they believe, and about who they are entirely. Their lies are habitual, practically subconsc...
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Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career.

Since debuting as the host of Jeopardy! in 1984, Alex Trebek has been something l... View details

Dad knew nothing about cooking, but he got to like it, got good at it, and eventually, after a long apprenticeship, worked his way up to pastry chef. Then in the late thirties, he moved to the booming...
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Do you ever wish your life was just a little bit more dangerous?

Yes Please

Do you look in the mirror and think mean thoughts about your face?

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My parents would later point to these two small moments and tell me that was when they knew I would be a performer. Honestly, I don’t think I had a burning desire to act at that young age. Back then, ...
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Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been tempor... View details

ONE MORNING A STRANGE THOUGHT occurs to me shortly after waking: the socks I am about to put on are the ones I’ll wear to leave Earth. That prospect feels real yet surreal, the way a particularly vivi...
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This last book from beloved Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher is the crown jewel of ideal Star Wars gifts. The Princess Diarist is an intimate, hilarious, and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of... View details

Network gave us Howard Beale’s iconic rant, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore,” and Paul Simon won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for Still Crazy After All These Years...
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A compulsively readable journey into the area of movie-making where all writers, directors and stars fear to tread: Development Hell, the place where scripts are written, actors hired and sets designed... but the movies rarely actually get made!

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This is not the book I set out to write. Originally, I planned a kind of mainstream version of my earlier book, The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made, covering some of the best unproduced scripts in r...
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Show-business legend Dick Van Dyke is living proof that life does get better the longer you live it. Who better to offer instruction, advice, and humor than someone who's entering his ninth decade with a jaunty two-step?

Van Dyke isn't just a born so... View details

There are many different ways to celebrate turning eighty-nine. On December 12, 2014, the night before my birthday, I was in the audience at the Malibu Civic Theater watching my wife, Arlene, belly da...
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