‘Jackie as Editor’: the working life of an American icon

Greg Lawrence’s “Jackie as Editor” (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press) gives us a whole new personal perspective on one of the most famous women of our time without ever making you feel queasy
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‘Best Laid Plans’: when a ‘nice’ woman turns to prostitution

The movie industry might be mired in romantic comedy formulas that are killing a much-loved genre, but there are still delightful variations on the form being produced in the world of books. Case in
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‘Craigslist Killer’: a murderer who doesn’t fit the profile

Lifetime is unveiling a taut little based-on-fact thriller tomorrow night at 9 that derives nearly all of its power from the way it subverts the cliches of violent crime. We’ve all been led astray by
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Happy New Year!!

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Another potent Carolyn Hart mix of mystery and the supernatural

Mystery writer Carolyn Hart has legions of fans for her wonderful “Death on Demand” series about a South Carolina bookstore owner and her private investigator husband. The 20 novels combine brilliant,
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‘Spider-Man’: the end of the Broadway preview system?

Some PR folks believe there is no such thing as bad publicity but we have a good test case of that philosophy in the form of the Julie Taymor musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” The official
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‘Elf’: a 9-week, $9 million delight from Warner Bros.

I caught the limited-run Broadway show “Elf” over the weekend and was pleasantly surprised by the old-fashioned craftsmanship and high performance level of this new musical that will be closing on
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Natalie Portman joins the ranks of great movie crazy ladies

I wish I could hang out in lobbies all over the country as screenings of “Black Swan” are letting out. “Sophisticated” New York metro area audiences are flipping out at Darren Aronofsky’s intense and
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