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Michael Bond, Creator Of Paddington Bear Books, Dies At 91

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:15pm

Michael Bond, creator of the beloved Paddington Bear books, died Tuesday at 91. The classic children's book character is a scruffy little bear prone to accidents, but he means well.

'Baby Driver' Is An Action-Packed, Elegant Joyride

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 1:13pm

Director Edgar Wright rejects computer-generated unreality and instead focuses on breathtaking driving in his new heist thriller. Critic David Edelstein says the result is terrifically entertaining.

Michael Bond, The 'Giant' Behind Paddington Bear, Dies At 91

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:16pm

"Mr. and Mrs. Brown first met Paddington on a railway platform" — and readers first met Paddington with those words in 1958. Bond, who died Tuesday, turned that bear into an unforgettable friend.

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Actor Michael Nyqvist, Of Swedish 'Dragon Tattoo' Films, Dies At 56

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 9:34am

Nyqvist, whose other films include John Wick and Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol, died of lung cancer, according to his representative.

(Image credit: Joerg Koch/Getty Images)

Cultural Appropriation Is, In Fact, Indefensible

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 9:00am

Recently, the New York Times published an essay defending cultural appropriation as necessary engagement. But that's a simplistic, misguided way of looking at appropriation, which causes real harm.

(Image credit: Bettmann/Bettmann Archive)

Multiple Narratives Mean Non-Stop Action In 'The Child'

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 6:00am

Fiona Barton's latest — a followup to last year's hit The Widow — picks up with journalist Kate Waters as she digs into another cold case, this one an infant skeleton found at a building site.

(Image credit: Berkley)

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