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Is Method Acting Destroying Actors?

James Franco’s Op-Ed in the <i>Times</i>—in which he speculates whether some strange recent actions by Shia LaBeouf may be “intended as a piece of performance art, one in which a young man in a very public profession tries to reclaim his public persona”—is worthwhile and timely. Franco discusses the …

Book News: Amtrak Writers’ Residencies, Wikipedia Books Project

In Tokyo, an unknown vandal has defaced a hundred of copies of Anne Frank’s diary in libraries across the city.<p>A professor at the University of Bedfordshire, in England, says that he has made a breakthrough in the mystery of the six-hundred-year-old Voynich manuscript.<p>The story behind Amtrak’s …

Tad Friend on Harold Ramis

Harold Ramis, the director, actor, and screenwriter behind films such as “Ghostbusters” and “Caddyshack,” died today, at the age of sixty-nine. In 2004, in an essay called “Comedy First,” Tad Friend wrote about Ramis and his films for <i>The New Yorker</i>. Many comedy writers and directors, Friend wrote, …