Writers, novelists in particular, often have a cat or two attending them as they go about the terrifying business of setting words to blank page. Novelist Sandi Tan had 11. One by one the cats began to appear at her doorstep as she was writing her debut novel, The Black Isle.
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Remember the J-horror trend of the early 2000s? You know, the one that brought us all those movies with ominous sounding single-word titles like the Ring, Pulse and The Grudge? Yeah, you've got Sion Sono to thank for a lot of that.
After a week at the Cannes Film Festival, I left the south of France on Thursday morning fully aware that I would likely miss something major. The world's premiere showcase of top-shelf auteur cinema would go on without me for another few days, with many highly anticipated Competition title ... More >>
Lars von Trier's Melancholia
CANNES, FRANCE -- Big news day on La Croisette: First, the only outside story with any traction here became a bit more intense when reports of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's resignation fueled the conspiracy stories to which some French subscribe: Had the IMF chief been ... More >>