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Winner of GIRLy Giveaway

August 31, 2009 – 7:10 pm | 9 Comments

Using Random.org to make the selection, I have a winner: Reader#9! You get a hardcover copy of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl Who Played with Fire and dragon tattoos. Send me your details, please (click on …


Fall Movie Guide

August 31, 2009 – 3:33 am | 7 Comments
new moon

Back in January, I did a sneak peek at some of this year’s most anticipated movies. Surprisingly, the post is still getting lots of hits and I’ve received requests to do another one focusing on …


First Look at Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman Together on Broadway

August 25, 2009 – 10:25 pm | 11 Comments
via Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly has the first publicity photo for A Steady Rain, the Broadway play that will star Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman as two Chicago cops whose friendship gets tested when they get involved in …


Chat with Hugh Laurie This Wednesday

August 24, 2009 – 11:07 pm | 6 Comments
hugh eating cuff

I’m not going to name names but there are some regulars here who are crazy about Hugh Laurie. OK, fine, I’m one of them.
This Wednesday, August 26, Laurie is doing a live online chat with …


Giveaway: Stieg Larsson's THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE Plus Dragon Tattoos!

August 23, 2009 – 3:54 pm | 34 Comments
gwpwf bk & tats

If you’re a regular reader here, you know I love the Millenium books about Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. Stieg Larsson originally wrote them in Swedish and they’ve been translated into more than 30 languages.
The …


AVATAR Clips Lack Human Dimension

August 21, 2009 – 10:24 pm | 25 Comments
Giovanni Ribisi & Weaver

Just came back from the 3D IMAX screening of 16 minutes from James Cameron’s Avatar. Though it’s technically impressive, the preview left me cold emotionally. Based on the reaction of others in the theater and …


PROJECT RUNWAY–Fashionably Late But Still in Style

August 21, 2009 – 2:55 am | 4 Comments
Gunn advising Ari

I loved my Project Runway binge tonight! Having the all-star challenge, Season 6 premiere and Models of the Runway all in a row was like Thanksgiving to me—loads of  deliciousness in one evening. I indulged …


Nerd Chat: Interview with Sophie Littlefield, Author of A BAD DAY FOR SORRY

August 19, 2009 – 11:38 pm | 18 Comments
Me & Sophie

Before I introduce you to author Sophie Littlefield, let me introduce you to the heroine of her debut novel, A Bad Day for Sorry.
Stella is a 50-year-old vigilante who, Peter Finch-like, got mad as hell …



August 17, 2009 – 9:43 pm | 4 Comments
a.d. cover

This review was written by contributing writer, Thuy Dinh, my resident expert on graphic novels.—PCN
In A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, Josh Neufeld presents a graphic journalistic account of six survivors’ real-life experiences after Hurricane …


Exclusive Interview: Nerdy Questions for THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE’s Hailey and Tatum McCann

August 12, 2009 – 9:52 pm | 11 Comments
Tatum McCann

If you’re a regular reader here, you know I’m a devoted fan of Audrey Niffenegger’s novel, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and that I’m excited about the movie adaptation finally opening this Friday, August 14. (Click …


More Info About Seeing AVATAR 3D Trailer for Free August 21

August 12, 2009 – 6:21 pm | 6 Comments

As promised, here’s an update on how you can get free tickets to see 16 minutes of James Cameron’s Avatar in 3D at select IMAX theaters next Friday, August 21. (UPDATE: Read my reactions to …


Deep Thoughts from Dave Barry

August 9, 2009 – 11:41 pm | 10 Comments

Since I’ve been waiting six years for humor columnist Dave Barry to write another novel for adults—2001’s Big Trouble and 2003’s Tricky Business were hilarious—I occasionally Google him to see what he’s doing besides co-writing …

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