Nov 02, 2012
It's a difficult thing to name just a handful of your favorite books. In ''My Ideal Bookshelf,'' edited by Thessaly La Force and illustrated by Jane Mount, more than 100 creative types reveal the ones they not only love to read but choose to keep and display. Contributors include literary figures like Malcolm Gladwell, Jennifer Egan, and David Sedaris, as well as celebrity bookworms such as James Franco, Patti Smith, and Judd Apatow. Below, we give you a peek at three writers' most prized books.Read it
Long before dystopian young-adult novels began crowding bookshelves, Lois Lowry created a world free of war, uncertainty, and pain as well as color, joy, and love in 1993's ''The Giver.'' The Newbery Medal winner became a modern classic but never got a true sequel until this month's ''Son.'' (Jeff Bridges owns the film rights to ''The Giver.'') Lowry, 75, spoke to us by phone from her home in Cambridge, Mass.Read it
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The sketch-comedy series Key & Peele is only in its second season, but stars Keegan-Michael Key, 41, and Jordan Peele, 33, go back much further than that to their days on MADtv in the mid-2000s. Now, on their Comedy Central show (which airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m.), their wily humor has found a fitting home of its own. Even the president agrees. (Earlier this year he called a recurring bit with Peele as Obama and Key as his anger translator ''good stuff.'') We asked the guys to break down their favorite sketches to find out how they make their funnies...when they're not watching The Bachelorette.Read it
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