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A Publishing Titan's 'Life' And 'Time'

The Publisher, Alan Brinkley's biography of Henry Luce, digs into Luce's professional successes -- among them, Time and Life magazines -- the sway his politics held over his journalism empire, and his eccentric personal habits.


'Borat' Hits the Road

Film critic John Powers reviews Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, starring Sacha Baron Cohen.


'The Tender Bar': Life Down at the Local

Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews the new memoir The Tender Bar by Los Angeles Times reporter J.R. Moehringer. It tells the tale of his dysfunctional family on Long Island — and the community's center, the local bar.


"Ink" Should Work, but Disappoints

TV critic David Bianculli says the new sitcom is positioned to draw viewers back to network TV with its star Ted Danson -- but it's not love at first sight.


The "Scoop" on a New Evelyn Waugh Adaptation

Television critic David Bianculli reviews the new Masterpiece Theatre series, "Scoop," based on the Evelyn Waugh novel of the same name. It's about a young, inexperienced foreign correspondent in 1935.


A Good T.V. Newspaper Show.

Television critic David Bianculli previews "Capital News," starring Lloyd Bridges as the head of a Washington DC newspaper. It premieres this week on ABC.

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