By JAKE COYLE, Associated Press
January 25, 2015 9:55 p.m.
Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood."
By FRAZIER MOORE, Associated Press
January 25, 2015 6 a.m.
NEW YORK — Steps have been taken to avoid any mix-up distinguishing the voices — Mark's from Jay's — when the tape is transcribed. But the Duplass brothers assure their interviewer that, whether they're discussing their films or anything else, they don't care which name is attached to a quote.
I have a healthy serving of cookbooks in my personal library. They cover a variety of cuisines and cooking styles; and upon examination, you would find that they have a not-so-insignificant amount of pages bookmarked for "future consideration." The funny thing is, I don't spend much time actually cooking; that's my husband's area of interest, thank goodness. To be perfectly honest, my collection of cookbooks has a lot in common with this week's book. The idea that my persistent habit of bookmarking recipes will result in meals for my hard-working spouse is more fiction than reality (and I do feel a little guilty about that — just a little). Perhaps this is why I had so much fun reading "Fictitious Dishes." It's all about food, but there is not a recipe to be found — and that means no guilt. Priceless.
The National Book Critics Circle on Tuesday announced 30 finalists for its annual literary awards, given to the best autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, general nonfiction and poetry of 2014.