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Dennis Lehane’s latest novel, Since We Fell, was published this week. I reviewed it for Shelf Awareness, and interviewed Lehane for the same issue. Below is our conversation, reprinted with permission.
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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

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 …

Interview: Nerdy Questions for TRUST NO ONE’s Gregg Hurwitz

June 21, 2009 – 10:44 pm | 10 Comments
Olvera St., Photo by Pop Culture Nerd

One of the highest compliments I can give you is by saying I want to shove you down the stairs. It means you have such an abundance of gifts, I want to steal some a …

T.R. Knight Scrubs Out of GREY'S ANATOMY

June 17, 2009 – 9:57 pm | 7 Comments

Entertainment Weekly confirms that T.R. Knight has been released from his contract at his request. I guess George’s fate after last season’s finale is no longer a cliffhanger.
This comes as a surprise to…let me see…oh, …


June 17, 2009 – 9:18 pm | 9 Comments
more proposal

The poster is unexceptional and the trailer is generic so I had no grand expectations going into The Proposal. Anytime you see a studio romantic comedy, you pretty much know what you’re going to get: …

Wanna Take a Cheap Vacation?

June 16, 2009 – 10:54 pm | 11 Comments
australia movie photo

Since we’re in a recession right now, most of us probably have to cut back on the big vacation this summer. But you don’t have to feel stuck wherever you are. I’ve compiled a list …

Winner of Signed Galley of Kathryn Casey's BLOOD LINES

June 16, 2009 – 1:58 am | 13 Comments
mia picks the winner

Instead of using random.org, I chose this very scientific method for the giveaway drawing: I wrote names of interested parties on folded strips of paper, put them in a hat, mixed them up, walked over …

THE ANGEL’S GAME Is a Dangerous One

June 16, 2009 – 1:46 am | One Comment
angel's game

Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s international phenomenon, The Shadow of the Wind, is a luscious epic about how the love of books can transform and even save lives. Zafon could’ve been writing about readers’ feelings towards Shadow …

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