Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are partnering up once again to bring Erik Larson’s bestselling THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY to the big screen. Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel […]

Good news! The second installment of Knopf author April Smith’s Ana Grey series, GOOD MORNING, KILLER, will be made into a two-hour television special for the “TNT Mystery Movie” series airing November-January 2012. The movie will star Catherine Bell of “Jag” and “Army Wives” fame: Credit: IMDB.com Has anyone out there read the Ana Grey […]

Good news this morning: Vintage has just unveiled a new HBO-series-tie-in cover for James L. Cain’s masterpiece, MILDRED PIERCE. Nice, right? The first installment of the mini-series will air March 27 on HBO starring Kate Winslet, Evan Rachel Wood, and Guy Pearce. The trailer is rather intense, but pretty much everything with opera as a soundtrack is […]

  If you’re looking for additional help reining in those movie-tie-in editions, Random House’s corporate online department has created a fantastic new website detailing those films and television shows derived from Random House, Inc. books (more numerous than you might think!). More than just a collection of lists, Word & Film has engaging editorial and multimedia content. […]

Debuting in select theaters later this month, “Waiting for Superman,” a documentary on America’s educational system made by the same guy who brought us “An Inconvenient Truth” is already causing a lot of controversy. I won’t even try explaining the discussion’s myriad complexities here, but New York Magazine has done a pretty swell job of it in their latest […]