1. "This is among the things that start happening to you when you get older, when you’re supposed to be in what people are always telling you is your prime and the best years of your life, but the truth is that your life is kind of slowly slipping away."

    Nora Ephron on The Takeaway in November 2010, talking about her collection of essays called “I Remember Nothing.”

    Nora Ephron

  2. In 1978, author John Irving rocketed to stardom with a sweeping, complex novel called “The World According to Garp.” It featured several characters unfamiliar to most Americans, including Roberta Muldoon, the former Philadelphia Eagles tight-end living as a transsexual. Irving often grapples with bisexuality and non-heterosexual relationships in his novels, but while a character like Roberta played a supporting role in “Garp,” Irving’s new novel, “In One Person,” details the story of Bill Abbott, a bisexual boy growing up in the Irving-esque small New England town of First Sister, Vermont. More.
(Photo: John Irving by Jane Sobel Klonsky)

    In 1978, author John Irving rocketed to stardom with a sweeping, complex novel called “The World According to Garp.” It featured several characters unfamiliar to most Americans, including Roberta Muldoon, the former Philadelphia Eagles tight-end living as a transsexual. Irving often grapples with bisexuality and non-heterosexual relationships in his novels, but while a character like Roberta played a supporting role in “Garp,” Irving’s new novel, “In One Person,” details the story of Bill Abbott, a bisexual boy growing up in the Irving-esque small New England town of First Sister, Vermont. More.

    (Photo: John Irving by Jane Sobel Klonsky)

  3. Album Art

    Will Ferrell talks to Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen about his latest movie, which happens to be his first Spanish-speaking film.

    "Casa de mi Padre" is the big-screen version of a shoddy telenovela, with a cast led by Diego Luna. Ferrell plays a sincere doofus whose father is a rich landowner, his brother a drug lord. "I had to work tirelessly with a translator to help enhance my three years of high school Spanish," he said.

    Ferrell says he was excited to take on an unconventional project that would surprise the audience. “We saw this wonderful opportunity to make an anti-movie movie, in a way,” he explained. “And at the same time be a little satirical of perceptions that the US has of Mexico and vice versa. We said, ‘This is going to be a grab bag of all these things — no one seems to be watching, so let’s just shoot it.’” More.

    (Image: Will Ferrell in “Casa de mi Padre” (John Estes))

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