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Culture, The Exhibitionist Nick Hornby on Bringing Brooklyn to the Silver Screen

Nick Hornby on Bringing Brooklyn to the Silver Screen

Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel Brooklyn, about a young Irishwoman coming of age in the 1950's, who trades the elusive pot of gold for America's streets paved with gold, is both universal and timeless. When writer Nick Hornby, best known for penning…
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Film, "How I Live Now": Young Love Blooms in The Post-Apocalypse

"How I Live Now": Young Love Blooms in The Post-Apocalypse

Finally, a movie that asks: Why must I be a teenager in love in a country under martial law whose capital has just been nuked? From Meg Rosoff's popular YA novel, Kevin MacDonald's thriller stars Saoirse Ronan as Daisy, a…
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Film, "Hanna": Teen Girl Kicks Major Ass in Taut Thriller

"Hanna": Teen Girl Kicks Major Ass in Taut Thriller

The era of the teenage action heroine is fully upon us. As pop-cultural correctives go, it's a mixed blessing. In one corner, you've got the jailbait fantasies of Donkey Punch and Kick Ass, which eagerly trade on notions of naughty…
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