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Always Fashionable: New Adult Fiction @ JCPL!

Words are like fashion, they come and go and change with the times, and sometimes, they even become popular and important enough in our everyday language to be placed in the dictionary.

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NY Times Movies

Movie Review: ‘Vanishing Pearls’ Looks at the Deepwater Horizon Spill

The documentary “Vanishing Pearls” looks at the...

Movie Review: ‘Small Time,’ a Tale of Father-Son Bonding

In Joel Surnow’s “Small Time,” a son opts for...

Movie Review: ‘Kid Cannabis,’ About a Teenage Drug Kingpin

“Kid Cannabis” tells a drug empire tale based on...

Movie Review: Daniel Stamm’s ‘13 Sins’ Remakes a Thai Thriller

A decent man in debt, hoping his troubles will...

On Video: ‘The King of Comedy’ and ‘Ms .45’ Explore Pathologies

Two video releases examine pathologies: Martin...

Movie Review: ‘Make Your Move’ Stars Derek Hough and BoA

In “Make Your Move,” a rivalry between Brooklyn...

Movie Review: ‘Proxy,’ an Exploration of Pathology by Zack Parker

The brutal indie film “Proxy” is a puzzle box of...

Movie Review: ‘That Demon Within,’ Dante Lam’s Hong Kong Pulp

A mentally fragile cop pursues a gang of mask-...

Movie Review: ‘Home, James,’ by Jonathan Rossetti, Has an Oklahoma Setting

“Home, James,” by Jonathan Rossetti, is a hymn to...

Movie Review: Worlds Collide in ‘Soft in the Head,’ by Nathan Silver

“Soft in the Head” follows Natalia, an alcoholic...

NY Times Music

Jill Sobule Finds Seeds of ‘Dottie’s Charms’ in a Drawer

The singer-songwriter Jill Sobule needed...

Music Review: Aspen Music Festival Takes Its Act on the Road

Graduates, faculty and performers from the Aspen...

ArtsBeat: Coachella 2014: Selfies (and Outkast) in the Desert

Jon Caramanica talks to Ben Ratliff, who reviewed...

Death Knell for Opera in San Diego After 49 Years

Barring a last-minute reprieve, the San Diego...

Theater Review: Audra McDonald in ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill’

“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” starring...

Coachella 2014: Day 2

The second day of this year’s music and arts...

ArtsBeat: Maazel Withdraws From Boston Symphony Concerts

Lorin Maazel will be replaced by Charles Dutoit...

Critic’s Notebook: Robert Ashley’s Work Lives On at the Whitney Biennial

The avant-garde opera composer Robert Ashley died...