by Nathanael West
February 13, 2012 For some people, Feb. 14 is not all hearts and candy. Without a sweetheart, the holiday can be dreary. For those not in love this year, author Alex Gilvarry prescribes three books that will cure the worst of those Valentine's Day blues.
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A poster for the 1933 film King Kong shows the famous monster ape holding helpless Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) atop the Empire State Building.
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October 21, 2010 Hollywood has always been a place where the glamorous and the grotesque go hand in paw. Paula Uruburu recommends books that strip away the sentiment to focus on the darker side of Hollywood's mass-produced fantasies.
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