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Article Archive for March 2011

AMERICAN IDOL S10: Top 11 Perform Elton John Songs

March 31, 2011 – 12:16 am | 6 Comments
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I haven’t been posting American Idol recaps this year because I haven’t been home most nights the show is on. Finally found myself with a little free time yesterday evening so I tuned in, though …

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Winners of Kate Atkinson Prize Packages

March 30, 2011 – 8:52 pm | 5 Comments

I’m happy to announce my 5 winners of Kate Atkinson prize packages. Each set includes the four Jackson Brodie books: Case Histories (trade), One Good Turn (trade), When Will There Be Good News? (trade) and …

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Book Review: Manuel Muñoz’s WHAT YOU SEE IN THE DARK

March 29, 2011 – 11:32 pm | 3 Comments
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You know this book is unusual when it begins by drawing you in with a second person narrative. Right away, you’re in Bakersfield, CA in 1959 as the tragic love affair between locals Teresa and …

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It Gets Better

March 27, 2011 – 9:28 pm | 29 Comments
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Last week saw the release of the book version of It Gets Better, the outreach project spearheaded by Dan Savage and Terry Miller as a reaction to news of bullied youths killing themselves. Many of …

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Nerd Chat with Author Brett Battles

March 24, 2011 – 2:20 pm | 18 Comments
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Brett Battles’s fourth Jonathan Quinn thriller, The Silenced (Dell, 4/5/11), is about to drop so I invited him by to talk about it and the 237 other projects he has up his sleeve.
First, the description …

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Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

March 23, 2011 – 11:44 am | 12 Comments
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Book Review + Giveaway: Kate Atkinson’s STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG

March 22, 2011 – 3:01 am | 45 Comments
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Though Started Early, Took My Dog is Kate Atkinson’s fourth book featuring private eye Jackson Brodie, it’s the first one I’ve read so I actually started late. But late is better than never and I’m …

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First Look at the New Wonder Woman

March 18, 2011 – 2:30 pm | 26 Comments
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Entertainment Weekly ran this picture today of Adrianne Palicki in costume for the Wonder Woman pilot written by David E. Kelley. Having read this Daily Beast article by someone who’d seen the script, the photo …

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Book Review: Don Winslow’s SATORI

March 16, 2011 – 1:54 am | 29 Comments
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If I hadn’t already been a huge Don Winslow fan before I read Satori, I think this review would be different. But since I revere his other books, my opinions are, fairly or not, weighted …

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Book Review: Harlan Coben’s LIVE WIRE

March 13, 2011 – 10:44 pm | 22 Comments
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It has never taken me more than two days to finish a Harlan Coben book and it was no different with his latest, Live Wire (Dutton, March 22). Myron and Win are back in another …

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Book Review: Téa Obreht’s THE TIGER’S WIFE

March 8, 2011 – 6:47 pm | 17 Comments
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Though this is Téa Obreht’s debut novel, it arrives with loud fanfare after the author landed on The New Yorker‘s “Best 20 Under 40” list—she’s the youngest at 25—and the National Book Foundation named her …

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Book Review: Michael Robertson’s THE BROTHERS OF BAKER STREET

March 5, 2011 – 4:01 pm | 12 Comments
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Wow. It feels like I haven’t written a post in a month but it’s only been six days. I’m doing a play which opened last Thursday (if you’re in L.A. and like theater, …

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