• Comics for the Big Kids

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    Learn how to use a circle template to express the essence of human despair. Brian Heater did, and he’s a better man for it.

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    Those still searching for the definitive biography of John Kennedy Toole, after the disappointing Ignatius Rising, will not find it in Ken & Thelma, which serves as less of a biography of the Confederacy of Dunces author, than a personal memoir of author Joel L. Fletcher, who knew his subject personally. Brian Heater looks for the deeper colors of the portrait.

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    Bill Murray — who seems to have developed a predilection for serious yet off-beat roles in slowly-paced films — stars in Jim Jarmusch’s latest as a sleuthing ex-Lothario. Brian Heater investigates.

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