FROM Sharon Knolle
Movies Our weekly look at the movies. This week… Brick Mansions is an action remake of a 2004 French film. It stars the late Paul Walker from the Fast & Furious series. Locke has only one on-screen character, played by Tom Hardy, and takes place entirely within the confines of a BMW. Indie film Blue Ruin is a revenge thriller that won the International Critics Prize at Cannes last year. And finally, two new films are in production: a live action Barbie and a Peeps movie. Peeps... you know... the sugar-encrusted marshmallow Easter candy.
Scathing audit finds UC President's office hid $175 million A state audit says the Office of the President at the University of California has kept secret more than $175 million. The report says salaries are a lot a higher in that office than in comparable offices. The audit comes just months after the UC system won approval for its first tuition hike in six years.
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.