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Oct 23, 2012 4:00PM ET
The new James Bond film Skyfall premiered in London today for the franchise's 50th anniversary, but 007 does not give as much bang for buck as he used to, according to this chart from business intelligence company BIME.
Oct 23, 2012 3:51PM ET
Horror movies which incorporate the found-footage style are a dime a dozen and just about played out. But we have faith that Barry Levinson and his gaggle of isopods in his new Contagion-Paranormal Activity-Inconvenient Truth mashup, The Bay, will actually buck the odds and be something we like.
Oct 23, 2012 2:43PM ET
Tom Wolfe's new novel Back to Blood comes out today, opening the floodgates for reviews. This time around, the man in the white suit has taken on Miami. But how accurate is Wolfe's depiction of the city?
Oct 23, 2012 2:21PM ET
Today in the New York Times' Opinionator blog there's a love letter of sorts from Ben Yagoda, author and professor of English at the University of Delaware, to the dash.
Oct 23, 2012 1:14PM ET
Iron Man is back in a trailer for the third installment of the Marvel franchise, but gone are the days of quippy Robert Downey Jr. and rock and roll.
Oct 23, 2012 12:40PM ET
Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Mark and producer of the upcoming Bravo reality TV spectacle that everyone loves to hate on Silicon Valley, defended her show telling Forbes's Jeff Bercovici she just wants to capture the "real authentic Silicon Valley."
Oct 23, 2012 11:28AM ET
Pippa Middleton is kind of the best, right? But not everyone likes Pippa! Not everyone is approving of her new status as writer, a party-planning and advice writer, to be precise.
Oct 23, 2012 11:19AM ET
Gaga: pop star, activist, fern.
Oct 23, 2012 11:15AM ET
Today in books and publishing: People under 30 most likely to read; who keeps buying O'Reilly's books?; Nick Hornby finds Virginia Woolf snobby; Jackie Collins recaps Revenge.
Oct 23, 2012 9:18AM ET
Today in celebrity news: More details emerge about Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's big Italian wedding, including who was and wasn't invited and what Biel wore, plus there's a royal wedding a bit to the east in Luxembourg and James Franco's new girlfriend is causing problems.
Oct 22, 2012 8:51PM ET
Madonna undoubtedly had the best of intentions when she stripped down to her bra and G-string at a recent show in Los Angeles to show the world her latest fake tattoo: MALALA.
Oct 22, 2012 6:25PM ET
Today in showbiz news: America's favorite British bumbler will attempt to charm us once again, The CW shows generosity to several new shows, and Anna Kendrick can't stop singing.
Oct 22, 2012 5:29PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Oct 22, 2012 5:06PM ET
Showtime has just renewed the tingly spy drama for a third season. The decision was a no-brainer, as the show has earned Showtime its first best series Emmy, and the ratings, once only fair, have grown steadily so far this season. But how are they going to do it??
Oct 22, 2012 5:00PM ET
It is International Caps Lock Day, as Megan Garber has alerted us in her TheAtlantic.com post on the subject. This is a day to celebrate (if you must), but with some caveats. It's not like you can just hit the caps lock key with your pinkie and carry on. There are rules, here, even on its special day.
Oct 22, 2012 3:22PM ET
There's at least one job opening at a newspaper: Clark Kent has quit his job at The Daily Planet. We've got an early look at the job listing for any reporter willing to move to Metropolis. Superheroes need not apply.
Oct 22, 2012 3:05PM ET
There's a new book out this week from bestselling memoirist Julie Klam, and this one diverges a bit from her two recent books, You Had Me at Bark and Love at First Woof. For one, it's about human friendships, not interspecies ones.
Oct 22, 2012 11:03AM ET
Today in books and publishing: Conflicting takes on Why I Left Goldman Sachs; Amazon "are not pleasant people to do business with"; the genre markings of literary fiction; Animal Farm to be filmed.
Oct 22, 2012 10:58AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: Hollywood experimenter James Franco has a new thing he's doing, Justin and Jessica are indeed married, and Michael Lohan continues to be irritating.
Oct 21, 2012 4:31PM ET
Dish Network and AMC are friends again. They agreed to a $700 million settlement in their ongoing lawsuit that saw Dish black out AMC while Mad Men and Breaking Bad were airing. Which means Dish subscribers can stop intruding on their friends to watch The Walking Dead.
Oct 21, 2012 3:50PM ET
Welcome to the Box Office Report where we're busy binging on old horror movies and making out Michael Myers costume in preparation for Halloween.
Oct 21, 2012 12:14PM ET
Bruno Mars surprised everyone by being a game, and funny, Saturday Night Live host. He helped deliver one of the most talked about sketches in years but for some reason it's not available online.
Oct 20, 2012 3:56PM ET
This is the best news we've heard about the Hobbit trilogy yet: comedian Stephen Colbert is going to appear in either the second or third movie.
Oct 19, 2012 6:38PM ET
Discovered: A drug-resistant bug's life; a tiny tractor beam; the genetic mutations underlying brain cancer; how kids get hit by cars.
Oct 19, 2012 6:21PM ET
Today in showbiz news: Everyone's favorite insane actor is going to be Left Behind, Miley Cyrus gives Two and a Half Men a boost, and another look at Skyfall.
Oct 19, 2012 6:13PM ET
Oct 19, 2012 4:34PM ET
Prohibition be damned, words were just better in the 1920s. If you don't request extra foot juice tonight at that dive bar where you order the subpar pinot grigio, you are doing something wrong.
Oct 19, 2012 3:35PM ET
Today we review two new movies about losing one's virginity, the drama The Sessions and the teen comedy The First Time.
Oct 19, 2012 2:10PM ET
One clear lesson about language is that it's ever-evolving, but at the same time, the more things change, the more things stay the same. Take the case of whom.
Oct 19, 2012 11:09AM ET
Today in books and fiction: Twitter to celebrate very short stories; The Mo Yan-iest Place on Earth; Chris Ware's new graphic novel shuns e-reading; it's too early for 2013 Nobel odds.