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Book Review: Chevy Stevens’s STILL MISSING

June 30, 2010 – 7:55 pm | 9 Comments
Photo: Suzanne Teresa

Any time someone says a book is “unputdownable,” I take it as a challenge: “Oh, yeah? Watch me.” And I often win.
But author Chevy Stevens (a pseudonym for Rene Unischewski) has earned this word on …


The Versatile Blogger Award

June 30, 2010 – 12:43 am | 15 Comments

My friend le0pard13 from Lazy Thoughts from a Boomer just gave me the Versatile Blogger Award, which tickles me. When I was first learning English, I used to confuse “versatile” with “flexible,” so I wondered …


Fall Movie Trailers 2010

June 28, 2010 – 9:30 pm | 9 Comments
harry potter deathly hallows poster

This year’s summer flicks have been so underwhelming, I can’t help fast forwarding to fall movies. Saw a few trailers in the past week that have me pretty excited. Any of these look good to …


Book Review + Giveaway: Carolyn Parkhurst’s THE NOBODIES ALBUM

June 28, 2010 – 12:28 am | 14 Comments
Photo by Marion Ettlinger

Carolyn Parkhurst‘s The Nobodies Album is such a unique book with such beautiful language, I won’t do it justice by compressing its ideas into a review. But hopefully I’ll pique your interest enough to get …


Movie Review: WINTER’S BONE

June 26, 2010 – 12:14 am | 22 Comments

Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone, which won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for drama this year, resembles two previous winners, Frozen River in 2008 and Precious last year, in being the kind of movie that’s well …


Movie Review: KNIGHT AND DAY

June 23, 2010 – 1:51 am | 16 Comments

I’ve never been a big fan of Tom Cruise, even before all the crazy talk and couch jumping. He comes across exactly the same way in every movie, no matter who he plays, even Les …


PCN Weekend Roundup

June 21, 2010 – 12:44 am | 18 Comments
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On Friday, I saw Toy Story 3 in 3D (it made $109M over the weekend). You’ve probably seen or heard a lot about it by now so I don’t need to go into detail. I’ll …


Pictures from Soccer City

June 17, 2010 – 10:11 pm | 7 Comments
Another fan caught in the act. © Thuy Dinh

In light of USA playing Slovenia tomorrow (Friday) morning, I thought I’d run these pictures my brother sent from Soccer City. If you follow me on Twitter, you already know he’s in S. Africa right …


Movie Review: CYRUS

June 16, 2010 – 10:47 pm | 7 Comments

I usually find Jonah Hill obnoxious in the roles he’s played but he surprised me in Cyrus, the indie film written and directed by brothers Jay and Mark Duplass (limited release, June 18). Hill plays …


It’s a Good Day for Winners of Sophie Littlefield’s BAD DAY Books!

June 15, 2010 – 12:53 pm | 5 Comments

Congrats to DarcyO and Gina! Darcy, you’ll get a hardcover copy of A Bad Day for Pretty, the second Stella Hardesty installment which just came out, and Gina, you’ll receive a paperback copy of …


Book Binge

June 14, 2010 – 1:53 am | 4 Comments

My parents recently asked if they can come visit, which is a happy thing, but then I thought, “Uh oh, where will I put them?” Because my den has been completely overrun by books. Books …


Stan Lee: African-American Spider-Man Would be “Confusing”

June 10, 2010 – 5:13 pm | 3 Comments
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Stan Lee has finally spoken out about the Twitter campaign that’s been going on for some time to get Donald Glover, an African-American actor who’s currently on Community, to play Spider-Man in the movie reboot. …

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