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george martin biography

Half of a Two-Part Biography on George Martin Is a Whole Lot of Good

Author Kenneth Womack gives us a behind-the-scenes look at Martin’s early career and his magical work with The Beatles.

sun titled movies

A Nod to the Solar Eclipse: 6 Movies With Sun in the Title

Celebrate this rare occasion with films like “Sunset Boulevard” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

1980s books

8 Beach Books from the 1980s But for Today

For summer 2017, revisit classics by Alice Walker and Amy Tan.


“Playboy”: A Compendium of Comedy, Cartoons & Conscience

A new book explores how comedians like Lenny Bruce, Phyllis Diller, and Joan Rivers were nurtured in Playboy clubs.


The Best of the Yesterday’s Britcoms: From “Monty Python” to “The Inbetweeners”

On the other side of the pond, they like their sitcoms dry with a touch of madness.