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August 7, 2017 – 1:37 am | 7 Comments

Summer is almost over and I’m relieved because I’m melting. But I’ve had more excellent reads this summer than I did in the past few years, and many of the standout books are August releases.
Here are our recommendations this …

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Does This List Make You Feel Stupid?

July 5, 2009 – 7:34 pm | 16 Comments

Newsweek recently published this list of Top 100 Books of All Time, using some number-crunching method based on other book lists. Browsing through it, I was dismayed to find I’ve read only 13! (It’s even …

AMELIA Trailer on the Fourth of July

July 3, 2009 – 11:31 pm | 14 Comments
amelia

In honor of Independence Day, I thought this gorgeous trailer for the movie Amelia, as in Earhart, would be appropriate. In it, the pilot, played by Hilary Swank, says she flies because “I want …

My Thoughts on the Alice Hoffman Twitter Controversy

July 1, 2009 – 11:19 pm | 12 Comments
Alice Hoffman

By now, you may have heard about the Twitter controversy which flared up last weekend surrounding author Alice Hoffman’s reaction to getting a tepid review from the Boston Globe. If you haven’t, her Twitter account …

Trailer: Ricky Gervais's THE INVENTION OF LYING

June 30, 2009 – 12:11 pm | 7 Comments
invention of lying

I’ve been waiting for this trailer and it doesn’t disappoint. The Invention of Lying (formerly known as This Side of the Truth) has such an amazing cast, I don’t know how it can not be …

Review: Richard Lange's THIS WICKED WORLD

June 29, 2009 – 11:02 pm | 24 Comments
wicked world

Every once in a while, a neo-noir writer comes along who’s so exciting, he/she turns me into an annoying evangelist-type fan with a fervent need to spread the word. Five years ago, Charlie Huston had …

Review: Margot Berwin's HOTHOUSE FLOWER AND THE 9 PLANTS OF DESIRE

June 28, 2009 – 11:08 pm | 3 Comments
hothouse flowers

You know how sometimes when you go on vacation, you want something light to read but don’t want it to be so trashy as to elicit condescending looks from people sitting next to you on …

Book Giveaway: Linda Castillo's SWORN TO SILENCE

June 28, 2009 – 4:59 pm | No Comment
sworn to silence

St. Martin’s Press is giving away 2oo—that’s right, two hundred—copies of this new thriller, which is getting really strong buzz. Click here and fill out the form to enter.
The giveaway runs until July 21 and …

What Lisa Marie Presley Has to Say about Michael Jackson

June 26, 2009 – 9:58 am | 4 Comments
lm and mj

Lisa Marie Presley, who was married to Michael Jackson for 20 months, posted this today on her MySpace blog. It’s a poignant read. She says Jackson somehow knew he was going to end up like …

Michael Jackson 1958-2009

June 25, 2009 – 9:30 pm | 4 Comments

What is going on this week?! This is crazy. I’m on vacation, hanging out with the family when my sister turned on the news and said, “Michael Jackson died!” It was a “Huh?” moment that …

Farrah Fawcett 1947-2009

June 25, 2009 – 8:58 pm | 6 Comments
farrah

My heart is heavy and my words are clumsy right now so I turn the floor over to a contributing writer, Christian Moralde, who had several personal encounters with Fawcett over the years. I thought …

Curious Case of Facebook Movie

June 24, 2009 – 10:09 pm | 3 Comments
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO

Last year, reports surfaced that Aaron Sorkin would write a movie about the creation of Facebook, which I found curious enough. Sorkin has written highly dramatic, cerebral projects about military law proceedings (A Few Good …

First Official Photos of Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND

June 23, 2009 – 9:51 pm | 19 Comments
ain wonderland

I’m still on vacation but these photos are too good not to share.
Disney just released the first official images of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, slated for release March 5, 2010. Whether or not …

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