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By Rich Heldenfels Published: May 8, 2014

I spent part of today in Cleveland talking to the folks from "The Fault In Our Stars," and the first story from that visit is now online here. I expect to be writing more when we get closer to June 6, the movie's premiere date. (BTW, I have read the book, which I greatly admire, and was impressed with the movie.)

One note from today's talking with Shailene Woodley, who has been a major player of adolescent women in recent years. (See: "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," "The Spectacular Now," "Divergent" and now "The Fault in Our Stars.") She said "Fault" was bittersweet because it will be her last time playing a teenager (I guess other than her ongoing work in the "Divergent" sequels). At 22, and very concerned about finding the truth in the characters she plays, she feels she can no longer connect with teens. There will be more about this, too, when I write later about "Fault."

Also available now for your amusement: this week's mailbag column and  my print review of Jim Jarmusch's film "Only Lovers Left Alive.

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