Arts & Life


Tue June 5, 2012

'South Park' Creator Promotes Videogame

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 4:43 am



And here's a reminder of how TV is adjusting to the modern world. Trey Parker, a creator of the animated comedy series "South Park," spoke in Los Angeles at the big E-3 video game industry conference yesterday. And Parker poked fun at the ever wired world of digital entertainment.

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Tue June 5, 2012
Author Interviews

The Marriage Is The Real Mystery In 'Gone Girl'

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 7:37 am

Gillian Flynn's new novel, Gone Girl, begins on the morning of Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary — the day Amy disappears.

It opens with a rather sinister reflection: "When I think of my wife," Nick says, "I always think of her head.... You could imagine the skull quite easily. I'd know her head anywhere."

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Mon June 4, 2012
Author Interviews

The 'Truth' About Why We Lie, Cheat And Steal

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 6:49 pm

Chances are, you're a liar. Maybe not a big liar — but a liar nonetheless. That's the finding of Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University. He's run experiments with some 30,000 people and found that very few people lie a lot, but almost everyone lies a little.

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Sun June 3, 2012
Author Interviews

'Dinner': A Ritual Of Love

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 10:05 am



Even if you're just finishing your morning cup of coffee, there's a question that you're likely to be asked by your wife or your kids or whoever turns up around 6:00 in the evening. It's harder to answer for some than others. What's for dinner? Jenny Rosenstrach says getting dinner on the table has become a source of major stress.

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Sat June 2, 2012